• Exploring the History of Banff

    Exploring the History of Banff

    By : Andrew Hempstead

    ISBN: 9780981149165

    128 pages
    6 x 9 inches
    June 2012


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    Exploring the History of Banff is a guide to Banff’s museums, historic sites, and heritage properties. This information-packed book brings together historical information, timeless photos, and handy maps in one user-friendly package.

    Many of the historic sites and heritage properties in Exploring the History of Banff are in and around downtown Banff. Using this book, it is easy to spend at least a day walking around town, learning about local history, while also soaking up the surrounding panorama of mountains, forests, and waterways. Not only is Banff’s history accessible, it can be enjoyed by those with varying interests and all ages. This book highlights where hiking trails incorporate points of historic importance, such as the easy interpretive walk around the coal mining operation at Bankhead, the riverside stroll to Sundance Canyon, and the site of a lookout tower atop Tunnel Mountain. Golfers can walk the fairways of century-old Banff Springs Golf Course, families can ride the Banff Gondola to a National Historic Site atop Sulphur Mountain, and then everyone can enjoy soothing weary bodies at the historic Upper Hot Springs.


    Banff resident ANDREW HEMPSTEAD has been writing about and photographing the Canadian Rockies since the early 1990s. He has authored and co-authored over 60 books and his images have been published in over 100 books and are used by corporate and editorial clients worldwide.