If these walls could talk…

Our rooms contain original artwork by Jason Thompson that tells the often forgotten stories of the many pioneering mountain women of Canada. Taking inspiration from Dorothy Carleton, these true tales show the determination, spirit and drive needed to survive in the mountains. Please scroll down to read some real stories of those that came before us.

Then they would tell you the stories of these brave, enterprising mountain women. Each of the characters designed below is a real woman that contributed to the discovery and development of the Canadian Rocky Mountains you see before you.

Hover over the image to read their stories

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  • Art
  • Camping
  • Canoe
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding

Elizabeth Parker

Famous for helping to start the Alpine Club of Canada, was a passionate advocate/writer for Canadians to get into climbing.


Helen Rolfe

Current Bow Valley resident, active climber, skier and writer who has written many books including “Women Explorers” and “Honouring High Places”


Eleanor Luxton

Family helped with the production and growth of the Cragg & Canyon paper, she helped design locomotives during the second world war, was a passionate outdoor explorer