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Rockies Life in the ’70s

Publication: Canadian Rockies Annual

Ask someone who lived in the Rockies through the 1970s, and they’ll often let out a contented sigh before inundating you with stories of their glory days. Yet, browse through the history books, magazines or the web, and the ’70s may seem like a dormant decade.

But hidden beneath all that hippie hair is a sleeping giant. Awaken it and it will tell you about a decade of enormous transformation and rapid change in the Rockies: of baby boomers growing into adulthood, of Banff developing into a year-round destination, of outdoor gear innovations hitting the market, and of national parks policy coming to a major crossroads.

Here we blast back to a decade that deserves time in the spotlight. See where we’ve come from and let this be your guide to what is certainly one of the most pivotal decades the Canadian Rockies have seen.

Canadian Rockies Annual



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