Edelweiss Swiss Village

Shortly after the first trains of the C.P.R. crossed the mountains on their long haul to the Pacific Coast, reports of jagged peaks and unclimbed summits began to bring mountaineers to this vast new challenging area. Since trails were non-existent and accommodation meagre it was not log before hotels were constricted at Lake Louise, Field…

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CPR SWISS GUIDES

An old image of hills and mountains

In the year 1899, my father Edward Feuz, Sr., and Christian Haesler, Sr., came to Canada, engaged as Mountain Guides by the C.P.R. Co. They were accompanied by Charles Clark, an Englishman, but educated in Switzerland. He acted as interpreter for these first C.P.R. Swiss Guides. In 1901 more Guides were brought out; the two…

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