Picturing the Past


This is a fictionalized story of a trip across the Prairie provinces in 1937. The story highlights the growing tourist industry in this region in the 1930s, including the development of the large National Parks, Jasper and Banff, and the development of a string of luxurious hotels and lodges to attract the new tourist to the natural wonders of the Prairies and Rocky Mountains. The story also touches on the problems of the time — the Great Depression and the Prairie famine — and illustrates their impact on Canada and Canadians during this era.

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