Mary Schäffer: Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

By: Michale Lang and Kitty McLeod
Publication date: Sept 2012
32 pages | Hardcover | 8 x 10 inches


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Mary Schäffer: Adventures in the Canadian Rockies is a beautifully illustrated story of the inspiring adventures undertaken by Mary Schäffer, whose travels took her through the rugged country between Banff and Jasper to discover Maligne Lake. Schäffer challenged the wilderness during the golden age of discovery in the Canadian Rockies and is remembered today as one of the region’s preeminent adventurers—male or female.

For children aged 6 to 12 years.


Author MICHALE LANG is a former executive director at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. She has authored An Adventurous Woman Abroad: The Selected Lantern Slides of Mary T.S. Schäffer, which was published in 2011 by Rocky Mountain Books. In 2008, Lang was a Woman of Vision Award recipient, recognizing her work in the cultural sector.

After graduating from Alberta College of Art, KITTY MCLEOD began her own business as a graphic designer and illustrator. In the ensuing 25 years, McLeod has designed and illustrated for a vast array of clients including museums, theatre companies, advertising agencies, and the energy industry.