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Banff, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Banff Springs Hotel

L'Hôtel Banff Springs

 
 
Banff Springs Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1997
1. Banff Springs Hotel Marker
Inscription. This hotel is among the largest and most renowned of the fashionable resort hotels established along railway and steamship routes in Canada during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Constructed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company in stages between 1911 and 1928, the hotel developed an international reputation for excellence as a vacation retreat and became a symbol of the significance of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Its striking natural setting, Chateau-style design and lavish interior décor appealed to a wealthy clientele seeking a wilderness experience in opulent surroundings.

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Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 51° 9.81′ N, 115° 33.702′ W. Marker is in Banff, Alberta. Marker is on Spray Avenue 0.3 kilometers south of Rundle Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Murray Gibbon (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Banff Park Museum (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); The Cave and Basin
Banff Springs Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1997
2. Banff Springs Hotel
(approx. 2 kilometers away); Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station (approx. 2.2 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a low stone monument on a traffic island in front of the hotel, easily visible as one approaches the site from Spray Avenue.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmount.com). (Submitted on December 1, 2016.)
2. Banff Springs Hotel (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 1, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Banff Springs Hotel-Canadian Rockies in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1997
3. Banff Springs Hotel-Canadian Rockies in the background
Downtown Banff image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 17, 1997
4. Downtown Banff
<i>Banff Springs Hotel</i> image. Click for full size.
By Byron Harmon, circa 1925
5. Banff Springs Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on December 1, 2016. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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