Canada CPR set of three postcards British Columbia early 1900s 

#1 – Harrisons Spring Hotel Near Agassiz B.C. On Line of Canadian Pacific Ry.

The Harrison Hot Spring Hotel was opened in 1886, CPR service started in 1887.

#2 – Hermit Range from Glacier Hotel Ground. On Line of Canadian Pacific Ry.

Glacier Hotel built late 1880s.

#3 – Track west of Shields B.C. On Line of Canadian Pacific Ry.

 

Published by International Postcard Co., Montreal. Printed in Germany. Part of Series: #1 is 220, #2 is 221, #3 is 228.

All are unused.

Light smudge on back of #1.

 

The headquarters for the Canadian Alpine Club were stationed out of Glacier House as early as 1883 (Anon. 1968). The resort was also used as a dinning stop for passing trains because the rail line gradient through the pass was too steep to push the heavy dining cart. Thus. the resort community was made up of hospitality staff; including cooks, hotel staff and Swiss guides offering their services free of charge to guests seeking a mountain adventure. Glacier House Hotel was not able to sustain itself for long without the CPR customers, and it was forced to close in 1925; nine years after CPR operations had ceased (McDonald 1997).

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