Banff-Jasper and Columbia Ice-Field Highway


“Scenic beyond description, this spectacular highway ranks among the great “highroads” of the world.” [verso]

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This ephemeral brochure was issued by the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, probably in 1958 based on a printer’s code on the verso. It shows the route of the Banff-Jasper and Columbia Ice-field Highway, known today as the Icefields Parkway.

The highway runs approximately 185 miles between Banff and Jasper through one of the largest masses of glacial ice in the Canadian Rockies. Three different strip maps are accompanied by trip logs and corresponding mileage between points. Each shows the locations of campgrounds, chalets, warden’s cabins, telephones, and hiking trails. Topography is depicted in simple hachure and geographic features like mountain peaks, glaciers, and rivers are labeled. The verso provides interesting information on the Columbia Ice-field and a brief summary of the field of glaciology.

Source: Icefields Parkway (Parks Canada)

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1958

Author: Canadian Government Travel Bureau

Sheet Width (in): 23.6

Sheet Height (in): 8.7

Condition: B

Condition Description: Six panel brochure with moderate wear along fold lines, including soiling and small spots of separation. Moderate wear and soiling also visible along the outer edges. Manuscript annotations in blue ink and pencil throughout. About good condition overall.


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