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The Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada. There’s mountains behind it, but a wall of black clouds and rain swept down off the slopes and wiped everything out. The sunlight was still bathing the old classic hotel just long enough to get a few shots and then everything was very dark and very wet. Built in 1927 by the Great Northern Railway, it is a National Historic Site of Canada, one of the largest all-wood buildings in Alberta, and known throughout the world by photograph alone.
June 2010
Fuji S100FS camera

Featured in Mornings and Evenings, Sunbeams and Storms
Featured in Canadian Historical and Pioneer Sites

08 Jun 2011

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waterton lakes, national park, alberta, canada, prince of wales hotel, resort, inn, hotel, classic hotel, george cousins

Comments

  • Jonathan  Green
    Jonathan Greenabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Work
    I very much like !

  • Hello Jonathan, thank you very much. After reading your profile, I’m greatly appreciative of your kind comment!

    – George Cousins

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture of this wonderful hotel George. I am finally back on line after a long haul of moving and getting new reliable internet installed at our home in rural Sherwood Park outside of Edmonton, Alberta. We are so looking forward to meeting you in Canmore. :>)) Leslie

  • Hi Leslie, thanks very much. I heard you were on the move but I don’t think I knew where it was..lol! All moves are a Royal Pain, but I hope this one was better than most, and I’m sure you’ll be happy to throw out the anchor for awhile.
    Canmore still looks good for us, so hopefully we’ll be coming down the road in a few weeks.
    Cheers, George

    – George Cousins

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 3 years ago

    Terrific capture old buddy and it’s hard to believe that this building is entirely of timber. What a wonderful looking place. Is this where you stay? I bet it’s cosy inside.
    regards
    Peter

  • Hi Peter, thanks a lot. It’s quite an icon, I’ve seen photos of it all my life and finally got there in 2010. It’s old European Alpine style inside. I have a shot of the main lobby, I’ll post it. We,ve never stayed there, it’s quite expensive, but we have eaten in the dining room and lounge which overlook the lake and the food was excellent and very reasonable.It fills up fast in the “season”..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 3 years ago


    *CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR ART HAS BEEN FEATURED in…
    Mornings and Evenings, Sunbeams and Storms!
    08 Jun 2011

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyalmost 3 years ago

    20 August 2011

    Congratulations!

    Your Hosts
    Mike & Gene

  • Many thanks Mike and Gene, and certainly appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot of the old hotel George. Not any two alike, but all so enjoyable to look at. Congratulations on your features

  • Hi Vickie, many thanks my friend..we’ve all posted our versions of the old place on here, nice to see so many variations, and such different weather conditions. Really had to love Waterton for that..lol!

    – George Cousins

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