Seeing Alberta - 1941: An early map and travel guide to the Banff - Jasper Highway


Page 6b - The MapPage 6b - The MapThis summer marks the 71st anniversary of the Banff - Jasper Highway's opening . Begun as a Depression-era social project, workers completed the highway in 1940, just as the fighting war was starting up in Europe. Despite the war, less than a year later, urban and rural businesses banded together to promote the new route with a travel guide and map. Seeing Alberta - 1941 - [is a] Descriptive Travel Guide to Alberta’s Park - to - Park Route, which includes over 100 ads and an interesting racial undertone. (more)