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Jasper Holiday

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Production Years: 
1960 to 1969


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Length (feet): 
507 (16mm)
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University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario: 16mm.

Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, Betacam.
"A travelogue opening with scenes of the "Canadian" scenerama car. Viewed are: the Jasper Hotel; a park; the Skytram; hiking in the mountains; scenes of wildlife; Angel Glacier; Mount Edith Cavell; a snowmobile trip across the Columbia Icefields; and Athabasca Falls."

"Age-old mountains slumbering in the sun. Snowy peaks far above flowered valleys. A young couple go on a unique summer holiday to Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The film joins them in varied activites centering around the famed Canadian National resort hotel. Golf, where fairways line up with mountain peaks. Angling in trout-filled streams. Touring the Columbia Icefield, the largest glacier outside the Arctic Circle, by snowmobile. Swimmng, trail riding. The film abounds in picture postcard scenery - mountains, lakes and forest land. Towering Mount Edith Cavell. Tumultuous Athabaska Falls. Maligne Canyon, a chasm carved through solid rock. Maligne Lake, a scenic marvel set among mountains. Whistler Mountain (7400 feet up in the clouds), seen from the vantage point of a cable car called the Jasper Sky Tram. The young couple are seen too, enjoying the gentler joys of Jasper - relaxed lodge life around the fireside, elegantly served gourmet meals, outdoor barbecues, with the head chef supervising the sizzling steaks, and breakfast brought to their chalet by bicycle. JASPER HOLIDAY celebrates summertime in the sunlight of the Canadian Rockies."


University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"This film pictures a young couple on vacation at Jasper National Park and Jasper Park Lounge."