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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta .Friday, May 18, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IlLMlitM Early outpost of the Northwest Mounted Police Historic provincial museum at Fort Steele In the East post now a popular stop for travellers. Kootenayj was an early Northwest Mounted Police out- Neiv North-South highway nears completion Glorious Kootenay region NAKUSP, B.C. One of the earliest settled regions of the B.C. interior, which has slumb- ered in virtual isolation for many years, springs into and into the tourist this summer. The looming completion of Highway No. 23 linking Revel- stoke with Nakusp and points south forges the final link in a chain of scenic highways en- circling the glorious Kootenay region of south-eastern British Columbia. Arrowhead the name in- congruous now that the Keen- teyside Dam has lengthened the Arrow Lakes into one con- tinuous reservoir stretching an- other 30 miles up the Columbia to Revelstoke was a hive of from the late 1800s until mining and the at- tendant steamer traffic slowed to a stop in 1956. The area east of Slocan Lake still hides fascinating mining ghost towns such as historic Sandon, high in the mountains between New Denver and Kaslo. The new north south high- way through the West Koote- nays follows the west bank of the Columbia River cum- Arrow-Reservoir south from Revelstoke to Shelter Bay near Arrowhead, cresses by car ferry to the east shore, and then south to Nakusp. With lush forests, sparkling streams, mighty mountains and even hidden hot springs plus fish and game and wild this hitherto remote area is de- stined to become a tourist's mecca. The highway forks at Nakusp Highway No. 6 (West) fol- lows the Arrow Reservoir to Fauquier. then crosses the lake by car-ferry before winding west up through the Monashee Mountains and on into the Oka- nagan. Our great circle tour, how- ever, takes Highway No. 6 the other way south-east from Nakusp to the northern tip of Slocan Lake and down the east shore. Ask about a spectacular chasm just a few paces from the road, near the north end of the lake. With the old, winding pot- holed road along Slocan Lake transformed into a modern highway, one of B.C.'s most scenic lakeside drives becomes one of the easiest. Around the Pacif ic- to the Orient and South Pacific FOR YOUR CRUISING PLEASURE WITH P and O CRUISE LINE FROM VANCOUVER HAWAII MAY, JUNE AND JULY DEPARTURES 14 days from GREAT CIRCLE PACIFIC CRUISE JULY 1973 From DISCOVER THE PACIFIC CRUISE (SOUTH SEAS, THE ORIENT AND JAPAN SEPTEMBER 73 TWO MONTHS FROM BOOK NOW ON ONE OF THESE FINE CRUISES "For the Best in Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A. World Travel Service 608 5th Ave. S. Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 All enquiries welcome Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ample free parking sit rear of building Beyond the lake, at South Slocan, sightseers have a choice: Head east to Nelson, Queen City of the Kootemays, then along the west arm of Koote- nay Lake, to Balfour. Here you can stroll north for a leisurely dip in the hot spring at Ains- worth (or at any of the white sandy beaches on Kootenay Lake if you before boarding the car-ferry at Bal- four for "the world's longest free ferry ride" a forty-min- ute cruise across and down gor- geous Kootenay Lake to Koote- nay Bay on the eastern shore. It's a slow, scenic drive south past miagnificant Kokanee Springs to the unique bot- tle house south of Gray Creek (a must-see) and on into the beautiful orchard lands around Creston, "where Kootenay East and West Alternatively, coming south from Slocan Lake, the visitor can view awesome Keenleyside Dam at Castlegar with ample locks accommodating pleasure craft and log booms with equal aplomb; then south to Trail (site of the world's largest zinc smelter )and Rossland (where Nancy Greene Raine learned to There you head east through Fruitvale and Salmo, onto the Salmo-Crestom Skyline Drive a spectacular 6000- foot mountain top route which speeds travel between the East and West Kootenays. There's a lovely stretch along Mayoie River and Lake from Creston to Cranbrook boom- town of south-eastern British Columbia, feasting on mining, logging and tourism. FORT STEELE The giant Kaiser Resources open-pit coal mines lie east- ward beyond Femie, and then comes 4600-foot high Crowsnest Pass through the mighty Rock- ies. Return toward Cranbrook, though, to take in Fort an historic Northwest Mounted Police outpost founded in 1887 and recently restored by the provincial government, com- plete with an excellent mus- eum and live Gay Nineties en- tertainment. Catch a ride on the authentic stagecoach! Swing around west into Kimberley where Cbminco maintains far- famed floral gardens, fed with their equally famous fertiliz- er! Kimiberley is being trans- formed into a Swiss style al- pine village, with malls and beergarten. Drive on along the soutth- bound Kootenay River, and, near Canal flats, skirt Columbia lake source of the northbound Columbia River. Further north, pause to see the eerie hoo-doos, carved by wind and weather over the centuries. Now you're in the Rocky Mountain Trench a low, wide valley flanked by the Rockies on the east and the equally breathtaking Purcells and Selkirks on the west. A LOVELY LAKE Spend some time around Lake Windermsre, surely one of the world's loveliest lakes. Plan a stop at Fairmont Hot Springs where a superb re- sort and convention centre is surrounded by thousands of acres of Rocky Mountain wil- derness. Try the new 18-hole golf course, the four outdoor mineral pools, the indoor swirl pools, the swinging night-life. And then on past Invermere and Atheknere and Windermere of which are 'mere' at all, unless you count 'merely enchanting' into the resort community of Radium Hot Springs hotels, motels, re- sorts, spas and a fantastic entrance through Sinclair Can- yon into Kootenay National Park and thence to Banff. To complete your circle tour, however, head northwest at Radium, along the Columbia to Golden thence up through spectacular Rogers Pass and back to your starting point at Revelstoke. Budget your time well, be- cause from Revelstoke you'll be tempted to head south again to Arrowhead and Nakusp and Slocan Lake and Guided tours of Peace River power project VANCOUVER, B.C. ed tours at B.C. Hydro's Peace River power project have al- ready started the expanded summer schedule. The free tours will be avail- able between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week, including holidays, through Labor Day (September More than people have visited the giant power proj- ect over the past three years. Eight kilowatt gen- erating units are in service at the Peace project, which pro- vides more than half the power used by B.C. Hydro's customers. Visitors this year will see workmen busy installing equip- ment for a ninth unit, which will have a capacity of 000 kilowatts when it is placed in service in 1974. THE FINEST ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR RETIREMENT INGELWQQD LODGE (located on Taylor Way in West Vancouver, B.C.) Providing the most luxurious single or double accommoda. fion. SSL-as? aft outdoor recreation. flraouate nurse. Nutritious, planned Many other amenities for tea and eve- your enjoyment, ning snacks. All above from only daily Weekly or monthly accomodation available 725 Inglewood Ave., Wett Vanvouver, B.C. PLEASB WRITE FOR OUR BROCHURB Credit plays big role for travelling public TORONTO In the "good old travel to exotic cor- ners of the world, took years of saving and planning. In fact, few were the daring souls who would dream of seeing London, Paris and Borne not to men- tion Hong Kong, Bombay or Maui. Fares were not only exhorbi- tant, but travel was slow and arduous. In short, travel was only for the very wealthy and the very adventurous. The past half century has changed all that. Today, busi- nessmen commute daily from one capital to another. Stu- dents, office and factory work- ers, professionals everybody is on the move. The great boom In travel has been brought about by many factors. Jets, super hotels and vast tourist promotions, to men- tion some. Even the small town has its travel agent. Toronto's telephone directory lists nine pages of travel agents. Fares are getting lower all the time, and pre-planned tra- vel (package tours) helps keep hotel bills in check. Add to this today's relative economic afflu- ence and you find a society which gives almost everyone the opportunity to get away from it all. According to the Canadian Consumer Credit Factbook, pub- lished by the Canadian Con- sumer Loan Association and the Federated Council of Sales Finance Companies, Canadians increased expenditures on transportation and communica- tions by 87.9 per cent between 1971 and 1969. This figure does not include expenditures on new or used cars and is expressed in terms of 1972 dollars. In spite of today's relative ease in getting around, travel, particularly to far away spots, still involves major outlays of capital. Some Individuals and families are able to trust their saving ability. Their travel funds rise as they save through the months or years. For others, savings are too easily acces- sible and tend to get spent in other directions. Realizing this, major airlines and credit institutions have come into the picture to help Canadians get where they want, when they want to. Travellers wishing to take advantage of these plans, sign a contract with the airline which specifies interest rates and terms of pay- ment. Ten per cent of the total air or package fare must be made in advance. Payment gins at a specific date follow- ing initial departure. Many airlines have their own credit" card arrangements. Air Canada, for instance, is- sues credit cards which allow the traveller 30 days interest- free travel on credit. After 30 Hawaiian cruise is a family affair VANCOUVER, B.C. P and 0 Lines' Oronsay sails from Vancouver June 4 on her second 14-day Hawaii cruise there should be a particularly happy age group aboard children under 12 years of- Czech car 75 years old cars don't last very long, but one that has is a 75-year-old model in the National Technical Mu- seum in Prague. It was built at the wagon and coach works at Koprivnice in Moravia and is in essence a carriage with a two-cylinder engine of 2750 cc capacity and five h.p. output. This oldest of all Czechoslo- vak cars was given the name "President" and could attain a speed of 16 In its youth it covered the 200 miles between Koprivnice and Vien- na in 14 hours 30 minutes. age according to Don Palmer, Western Canada Manager for the British cruise line. On this cruise up to two chil- dren under 12 can take the cruise from Vancouver to San Francisco without any charge provided they are in the same cabin as their parents. P and O is introducing this idea to test making the joys of cruising a family affair in co- operation with CP Air who are supplying a special non-stop flight from San Francisco to Calgary. The complete cruise including entertainment, meals, on board calls at Homnolulu, Lahaina, Kailua, Kona and Hilo, a tour of San Francisco and the flight from there to Calgary starts at For information and re- servations call any travel agent or CP Air office. VOLCANIC ORIGIN Most of the many islands in the western Pacific Ocean are of volcanic origin. days, Interest In added to the total. This service is used main- ly by businesses whose execu- tives tend to a great deal of capital-hopping. Consumer credit cards may be used for airline travel. They have their advantage in their convenience. But they have their disadvantages in that un- seen bills can pile up too quick- ly. Consumer Loan companies have also assisted the trayel boom. Sales Finance companies do not assist in travel because a physical product a car, an appliance, etc., is not in- volved. For example, in 1972, money borrowed for travel and recreation accounted for 11 per cent of all loans at one of the large Canadian consumer loan companies. Loans are indivi- dually tailored to meet the con- sumer's reuiqrements. Con- tracts are drawn up to make payment over a conveneint per- iod of time. There are many reasons why consumers borrow for travel. Some feel they should take ad- vantage of special travel pack- ages when these packages are offered. Others are anxious to take their children abroad be- fore they reach full-fare age of 12 years. If the money isn't available now, they must bor- row and pay it back later, pre- ferably at their convenience. Using credit for travel Is sometimes a necessity. A family member in Europe be- comes ill or dies. A son or daughter in Canada must rush back immediately. If cash isn't available, credit is. Of course using credit to get around does cost more. How- ever, it virtually guarantees the trip by spreading travel ex- penses across a longer period of time. It also eliminates ten- sions of having to save if saving is a burden. SPECIAL SERVICE- BEING TOLD where to go is a pleasure on the outskirts of Helsinki as this Finnish girl, one of a bevy of 12, gives a motorist directions with a map. Oil companies sponsor the motor scooter service. Air Canada buys three new DC-9s Air Canada has announced It will purchase three new short- range DC-9 aircraft from the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company of the United States. The three aircraft will cost approximately million and are scheduled for delivery dur- ing the months of January, February and May 1974. The aircraft are the DC-9-32 series and they will seat approxir mately 95 passengers. The DC-95 will help meet an- ticipated capacity require- ments on Air Canada's busy domestic routes in Ontario, Quebec and in the Prairie pro- vinces. Passport Photos Candy Photo Supplies iA 1 CROSS sfJJDIO 328-0111 710 3rd S. Phone 328-0222 RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY I Blind Boy. 8 C. Holfwoy Colgory end Vonceuver Trans-Canada Please moil mt a frtt brochure. Address Introducing the new Mercedes Benz 450 SE I Ms car has reached a technical level close to the limit of what can be done today in standard automobile engineering." R. M. Lange-Mechlen Remarkable as some may think it, the 450SE is being bought almost as rapidly as it can be shipped from Stuttgart. Here are some of the reasons. 1. Even better handling. An entirely new front- suspension proved out on our 180 mph C-lll prototype further minimizes the risk of swerves and skids. The sense of control is uncanny. About 2. Fuel-injected engine with electronic fuel meter- ing, transistorised ignition, and disc brakes give this 2-ton sedan the performance of a sports car. 3. Standardfitments include stereo AM radio; superb air-conditioning; anatomically designed seats; 40 Ibs of paint, undercoating; central locking system; Mercedes-Benz engineering. A very limited number of 'Mercedes- Benz450SB's are available at our showrooms now. We suggest you contact us sooth, PRO MOTORS LTD 1520 2nd AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA PHONE 328-8117 ;