Announcing the release of our latest book, A Castle in the Wilderness: The Story of the Banff Springs Hotel, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, and major online book retailers for $19.95.
Author Bart Robinson has been writing about the Fairmont Banff Springs since the 1970s, and in this book he delves deeply into the hotel’s history but also describes the hotel as it is today, having interviewed many of the hotel’s managers including executive chefs and current hotel manager David Roberts.
For more information on the book, please visit: https://summerthought.com/banff.springs.htm
Launched in September 2016 in conjunction with the American Bison Society meeting in Banff and the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation, The Last of the Buffalo Return to the Wild is a commemoration of Banff National Park’s role in early successful efforts to preserve the last of the buffalo as a species and a celebration of today’s efforts to restore bison as an ecologically functioning and culturally important species on its native range both here and elsewhere in North America.
This beautifully presented book with a gold foil inlayed hardcover is filled with interesting essays by bison experts. Included in a clear pocket inside the backcover, is an exact reproduction of a 1909 booklet created by Norman Luxton that tells the story of the Pablo-Allard buffalo roundup through his own lively writing and magnificent panoramic images.
The book is available through our own website and select local retailers only. For more information, go to: https://summerthought.com/books/last-buffalo-return-wild
Announcing the release of our latest book, Lake Louise Past to Present, which is now available from retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies, as well as from major online book retailers.
This 128-page book includes the most detailed and well-researched history of Lake Louise ever published. Of course, we tell the story of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, but the main focus is on the lake itself, the village, the establishment of the tourism industry, skiing and mountaineering, and modern times. It also includes a colour map, a photo gallery showing the evolution of the Chateau Lake Louise, and another gallery dedicated to a variety of paintings and photography stretching from the 1890s to present-day.
For more information, click through to this page: https://summerthought.com/lake-louise
Great to see positive reviews for Banff: A History of the Park and Town from both our local newspapers this week.
The Rocky Mountain Outlook review (4 June 2015) is here: New book shares a tale of two Banffs
And thanks to Pam Doyle of the Bow Valley Crag and Canyon for attending the book launch and writing History in One Volume, which was accompanied by a photo of the author and his newest book.
The Whyte Museum will be hosting a launch of our newest book, Banff: A History of the Park and Town, on June 4, 2015, at 7 pm. The launch begins at 6:30 pm with coffee, tea, wine, and light snacks, to be followed at 7 pm by a reading by author Ted Hart.
At around 7:30, the author will be signing copies of the latest of his 18 books. All copies of this numbered edition will be signed by the author, with lower numbers offered at the signing.
After the book launch, signed and numbered editions will be available at the Whyte Museum bookstore as well as local Banff retailers such as The Viewpoint and Goro Canyon.
Banff: A History of the Park and Town is also available online through this website, with shipping included at no charge. Click here for details.
Mooseprint Books & Gifts opens in downtown Banff.
Calgary Sun article on the 100th anniversary of both the Banff Springs Golf Club and Course, with quotes from Summerthought publisher Andrew Hempstead on the celebrations and anniversary book.
Everyone is invited to a party hosted by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide.
Banff historian and Summerthought author E.J. (Ted) Hart receives an award honouring his dedication to the preservation of Banff’s history.