Cave and Basin: Banff's Hot Springs and the Birth of Canada's National Parks by E.J. (Ted) HartCave and Basin: Banff's Hot Springs and the Birth of Canada's National Parks by E.J. (Ted) Hart

Cave and Basin: Banff's Hot Springs and the Birth of Canada's National Parks

byE.J. (Ted) Hart

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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The Cave and Basin in Banff National Park was instrumental to the growth of Banff and formed the nucleus of Canada’s national park system. Authored by renowned historian E.J. (Ted) Hart, Cave and Basin offers background on what is now protected as anational historic site, exploring the story of its discovery and the lives of those involved in its development as a world-famous attraction. It describes these unique and fascinating hot springs and how they became the catalyst for important developments in Canadian history and culture. The book details the story of the springs’ discovery, their critical place in a government decision to create a reserve to protect them for public use and their development into a tourist location where generations of Canadians and those from around the world came to enjoy their soothing balm. In the process, the springs, and the Cave and Basin particularly, became the epicentre for both the creation and the commemoration of Canada’s national parks.

E. J. (Ted) Hart graduatedfrom the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Western CanadianHistory in 1972. Recruited to work in the archives at the Whyte Museum of theCanadian Rockies, he became Head Archivist in 1976 and in 1979 the ExecutiveDirector of the Whyte Museum, a position which he continues to hold. Throughthis time...
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Title:Cave and Basin: Banff's Hot Springs and the Birth of Canada's National ParksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pagesPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:SummerthoughtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926983270

ISBN - 13:9781926983271

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