• Place of Bows

    The Place of Bows: Exploring the Heritage of the Banff-Bow Valley to 1930

    By : E.J. (Ted) Hart

    1st edition

    ISBN: 096997325X

    344 pages
    6 x 9 inches
    April 1999


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    Learn about Banff history in the book The Place of Bows, which traces the vast epic of human interaction within the Banff-Bow Valley, one of the most glorious mountain landscapes in Earth and a place where different cultures have come together for millennia. It is a story rich in character and often dramatic in events, and helps to shed light on how Banff National Park became such a focus of world attention. For those seeking to understand the contemporary debate over conservation versus development in Canada’s first national park, many of the answers lie within this book.

    The sequel to Place of Bows is The Battle for Banff.

    SOLD OUT ONLINE: Place of Bows is officially sold out online, but we will continue to ship direct orders and to local booksellers (see tabs at left). Additionally, there are usually used copies for sale at www.abebooks.com.


    E. J. (TED) HART graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Western Canadian History in 1972. Recruited to work in the archives at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, he became Head Archivist in 1976 and in 1979 the Executive Director of the Whyte Museum, a position which he continues to hold. Through this time, Ted has authored a dozen books on the history of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. He was the mayor of Banff from 1995 to 1998.