Lord Byng: 0050.0798


            The arrival of Their Excellencies, Baron and Lady Byng of Vimy, signalized the official opening of Jasper Park Lodge for the summer season of 1926.  It was an opening completely devoid of ceremony.  Upon their arrival the party was welcomed by A.S. McLean, general superintendent of Canadian National Railway Hotels, and John O’Brien, manager of the Lodge, both old friends of the governor-general.  His Excellency and party proceeded immediately to the golf course while Lady Byng and her lady in waiting, Miss E.A. Sanford, spent the morning picnicking beside the Glacier of the Angel on Mount Edith Cavell, joining the others on the golf course for tea in the afternoon.  All records for the number of guests present on opening day were broken this year.  There were visitors at the lodge last week from Belfast, Ireland, New York city, California, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Chicago and Vermont, as well as from various cities in Western Canada.  This is indicative of the volume of tourists who will visit the park this summer.  Already indications are that it will be the heaviest season ever experienced and the additional sleeping rooms now bringing sleeping accommodation to 450 will be filled during July and August.

0050.0798: Lord Byng

Baron and Lady Byng present for official opening of Jasper Park Lodge for summer of 1926.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  June 17, 1926
Pages:  4
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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