A burgeoning tourism industry

Photograph of Swiss ountain guides in the Rockies, 1899

Even as the tracks were being completed, the CPR was launching an ambitious program to bring tourists to the area. The company built a series of lodges and hotels based on those found throughout the European Alps. The company even brought over experienced Swiss mountain guides (seen in photo at Glacier House, British Columbia, 1899) to help tourists make their way through the Rockies.

 

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