Banff Springs: The Story of a Hotel
Banff history books cover many subjects, but Banff Springs: The Story of the Hotel is the only book in print that tells the story of the Banff Springs Hotel, one of the world's great mountain resorts.
Some institutions transcend themselves and become symbols of a place and time. Known to millions of visitors to Banff as "the Castle," or simply as "the Hotel," the Banff Springs is more than simply a place to stay, for it is the home of memories and a dream of gracious times in other ages.
This classic book to one of the world's most famous mountain resorts is filled with the rich anecdotes and snippets of history that have enriched Banff and indeed Canada, from the hotel's links to the construction of the transcontinental rail line to the visits of maharajahs and movie stars.
First published in 1973, the 4th edition has been expanded to include recent developments. Although now printed in full colour, it is the timeless images by well-known photographers such as Bruno Engler and Nicholas Morant that bring the hotel's storied history to life.
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