Bert Riggall's Greater Waterton Book

Item #: B930


Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton, A Conservation Legacy

Bert Riggall arrived in the Waterton Lakes area in 1905 and became one of its most respected mountain guides and naturalists. A self-taught photographer, Riggall captured some of the earliest images of this stunning wild region.

The publication is an anthology from writers including award winners Sid Marty and Fred Stenson and contributors including Harvey Locke, Charlie Russell amongst others. All share their insights into this inspiring story. Riggall’s original black-and-white photographs, hand drawn maps and early letters illustrate the manuscript.

2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards: Special Jury Mention

“Bert Riggall’s photographs from the first half of the 20th Century frame some fabulous writing about the people, terrain and history of the Greater Waterton Region. The images alone tell a fabulous story. Sid Marty’s Mistakis-The Backbone of the Earth and Kevin van Tighem’s God’s Breath should be required reading for anyone who travels to southwest Alberta. This is a story of the origins of a regional conservation legacy that to this day strives to include the landscape, flora, fauna and people who live in this very special part of the world.”

Larry Stanier, 2018 Book Competition Jury

"This articulate, visually stunning, elegantly designed book is an important contribution to the history and culture of Canada’s mountain West.

 Bob Sandford
United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health

"The book is an extraordinary collection of interdisciplinary content and the multiple perspectives."

Dr Carol Williams-Professor Department of Women & Gender Studies and Department of History-Director, Centre for Oral History & Tradition (COHT)
University of Lethbridge


Paperback: 318 pages - Dimensions: 30.5 x 24 x 2 cm (12 x 9.5 x 0.8 inches)


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