Historical Photos of Rivers from Across Alberta Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I published a collection of historical photos depicting rivers from across Alberta. When I started piecing together that collection I realized there were more photos of rivers than I had initially anticipated. Instead of one gigantic post, I opted to create two separate ones. What follows here is the second instalment featuring more photos of different rivers from across this province. I hope you enjoy this two-part series.

Cascade River, Bankhead area, Alberta, 1904-1922
Raft crossing the Red Deer river, west of Morrin, Alberta, 1900
Daisy MacGregor fishing at Highwood river, Alberta, 1918
Spray River, Banff, Alberta, 1880s
Falls on the Ghost river near Morley, Alberta, 1912
Lemuel and Mae Wylie rowing across the Medicine River, Alberta, 1930
View of Turner Valley, Dingman #1 well (Calgary Petroleum Products #1), and Sheep Creek (Sheep River), Alberta, 1914-1917
Kananaskis River, Alberta, 1905
Blindman River dam, Alberta, 1905-1910
View of Elbow River from Sam Livingston farm, Calgary, Alberta, 1883
Poling up the Grand Rapids on the Athabasca River, Alberta, 1899
Klondikers trekking up the Peace River, Alberta, 1899
Hudson’s Bay Company boat, “Slave River”, on Lesser Slave River, Alberta, 1910s
North-West Mounted Police horses being ferried down North Saskatchewan river, Alberta, 1902-1905
Lower falls, Snake Indian River, Jasper National Park, Alberta, 1930s
Mistaya River, which was known as Bear Creek, Banff National Park, Alberta, 1902
View of Fort McMurray along Clearwater River, Alberta, 1930
Scenic view, Pembina River area, Alberta, 1956
Sunwapta River, Jasper National Park, Alberta, 1927

If you’re interested in more water-specific material, please check out my previous posts including Vintage Photographs of the Canoe from Across Alberta, Wild Jobs: Paddleboard Guide, and Wild Jobs: Raft Guide.

View of Beaver River, Alberta, 1934

The photos above were collected from the Glenbow Archives. If you’re interested, additional information can be found for each photograph on the Glenbow website by searching the identification number that is printed on the photo. There is also the option to purchase a high resolution copy. Stay tuned for additional posts featuring historical photos from across Alberta. We’d love to know what you think in the comment section below.

About Tyler Dixon 183 Articles
Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness- based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.