The History of Canmore book

The History of Canmore
Rob Alexander

Canmore, with its desirable surroundings, fantastic recreational opportunities, and convenient location between Calgary and Banff, is a modern boomtown. But it also has a long and accessible past, which is explored in this new title, the only book in print on Canmore’s colourful history.

Founded by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883, Canmore has a history of reinventing itself. The town began as a railway divisional point, but when the Canadian Pacific Railway closed its facilities in 1898, the fledgling settlement would have slid into oblivion had it not been for coal mining. Eventually, mining, too would come to an end, leaving the town to reinvent itself as a mountain resort town.  

Interesting writing by a longtime local, a reader-friendly layout, and the liberal use of historic and contemporary images make the The History of Canmore an appealing read for everyone. The book includes sidebars, a timeline, recommended reading, and a thorough index.

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