Jasper in the Canadian Rockies

This 1932 booklet features Jasper Park Lodge, which CN opened in 1923 on the site of a former “tent city.” Probably due to financial constraints, CN didn’t build a gigantic hotel like Banff but a smaller central building that housed the lobby and restaurant surrounded by bungalow cabins.

Click image to download a 23.8MB PDF of this 36-page booklet.

In addition to the cover painting and numerous black-and-white photos, this booklet contains four more color paintings, most of which are signed A.C. Valentine. I can’t find any information about Valentine other than that he or she painted other Canadian landscapes, so presumably was Canadian.

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