STK-ID 24588

[Title] Shot of 1929 Packard Super 8 Sport phaeton parked in front of dwelling, people getting into automobile and driving off. Shot of people coming out of AAA office with travel information. CU of map of Northern Washington and Southern British Columbia and Alberta. Cut to cleft through which highway to British Columbia and Kootenay National Park stretches. Entrance to the park and chalet. Swimming pool with a few bathers. Shots of road hugging cliff in Sinclair Valley, automobile speeding along. Cut to a few mountain sheep gazing as travellers speed by. Travellers mounting up at way station at Lonely Floe Lake. Shot of car stopping in front of log cabin where three horses and a man are waiting. Shots of passengers riding horses, crossing water in spectacular scenery, towering mountains, mirror lakes. Shots of rushing waters in Marble Canyon. Shot of small precarious foorbridge spanning crevice 200 feet deep. Various shots of bears, mother and cubs, accepting tidbits from motorist standing by his car on roadside, bears peering into motorist's car. Shot of cub bothering road cleaner. Shot of cascade mountain beyond Bow Valley and cascade mountain with Banff sprawling in it's shade. Shot of Banff Spring Hotel, travellers arriving, entering and walking to balcony. Shot of mountain vistas from balcony. [Titles interspersed]


Excerpt from
Through Mountain Gateways
Alberta, British Columbia, Washington State
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio