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Engaged with Banff’s History

“Like an archer drawing a bowstring, the farther back one draws the string, the farther and truer one’s future aim.”   Peter J. Poole

Through places and spaces that make history come alive, Bowstrings Heritage Foundation connects people with the past to help them understand the present and anticipate the future.

Bowstrings restores and animates heritage sites to add cultural and economic value to Banff National Park and the Bow Valley.  We work to create a sense of belonging and recognition by celebrating heritage sites and their stories.

Bowstrings Banff adapts heritage buildings for reuse and new purposes to build community. We  create, through programming, research and presentations, opportunities to to enhance Rocky Mountain Heritage.

Photo Credit

Bow River and Goat Mountain, Byron Harmon, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (V263/na-4413)