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Banff : The Capital of the Alpine Playground of the Canadian Rockies

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100 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Digibeta.
"Short film on Banff Springs Hotel set in Banff National Park high in the scenic Canadian Rockies. Shown are sequences on hotel surroundings where tourists enjoy swimming, golf, and other leisure activities. Camera follows women paddling canoes on mountain lake; shows forest animals grazing in the range and at a nearby highway, and Indian dance celebration."

"Travelogue about Banff, Alberta, showing the Banff townsite with mountains in the background and cars on the roads; the Banff Springs Hotel with tennis courts in foreground; people swimming in the hotel's outdoor pool; golfers on the resort's golf course; a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer in red tunic, on horseback; Bow Falls; river; people canoeing; deer in forest near the highway (highway not shown); and Indian Days celebration, showing teepees and close-ups of Indian man in feathered headdress and Indian child."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 5.