Routes to Canadian Rockies


Traveling from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies during the mid-1930s.

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This easy-to-read road map was published in San Francisco by the California State Automobile Association in 1935. It presents the road network connecting the northwest corner of the United States to popular vacation destinations in Canada between Calgary and Vancouver.

Paved highways and oiled roads are highlighted in red while gravel or dirt roads are shown in blue. A high discrepancy in paved routes is evident between the U.S. and Canada, with the latter’s highways restricted to a few hundred miles around Banff and Vancouver. One stretch between Golden and Revelstoke requires that cars be shipped by rail! Distances between points are noted and a variety of locations of interest are labeled.

The verso lists the locations of CSAA branches throughout the depicted region, a table of distances between major cities, and regulations for automobiles entering Canada from the United States.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1935

Author: California State Automobile Association

Sheet Width (in): 18.2

Sheet Height (in): 12.9

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Creased along originally issued fold lines and some minor wear visible along the edges of the sheet. Manuscript marks in blue oil pencil and an old rubberstamp visible in the upper right corner.


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