The Dorothy Collection

If these walls could talk…

Our rooms contain original artwork by Jason Thompson that tells the stories of the many pioneering mountain women of Canada. Taking inspiration from Dorothy Carleton, these true tales show how strong women made homes in the backcountry and lived a life of wilderness adventure. Please scroll down to meet some of the Rockies’ prominent trailblazers.

The Dorothy Collection

Our rooms contain original artwork by Jason Thompson that tells the stories of the many pioneering mountain women of Canada. Taking inspiration from Dorothy Carleton, these true tales show how strong women made homes in the backcountry and lived a life of wilderness adventure. Please scroll down to meet some of the Rockies’ prominent trailblazers.

Today’s adventurers owe a great deal of credit to women of the past who blazed the trail before them. Not only did this open up new opportunities for women by breaking gender stereotypes, in some cases women were literally creating the trails for others to follow – men and women alike.

Hover over the image to read their stories

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