STK-ID 11986

[Remark: Canada's famous resorts, Banff and Jasper, are to be linked by a highway that will pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.] Shot of family loading 1932 Ford car with baggage and leaving. Baggage is unloaded at Mosquito Creek and loaded on pack horses. Shots of men and pack horses moving through wilderness past Bow Lake, over summit of Bow Pass, into Mistaya Valley, past Waterfowl Lake and across Mistaya River where water disappears under natural bridge. After fording Howse River, travellers pitch camp on shore of the river. The next morning, men continue on their journey over Sunset Pass and into North Saskatchewan Valley, over Wild Pass and down into Sunwapta Valley. Men transfer to automobile as road starts again. Men travelling across Athabasca River, arriving at Jasper Park and park registration building. Shot of Lac Beauvert, journey's end. [Titles interspersed; end title]


Excerpt from
Heart of the Rockies
Alberta Rockies, Athabasca River
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio