National Geographic : 1941 Oct
Courtesy Canadian National Railways These Peaks Are Fittingly Named "The Ramparts"; at Their Base Lies Moat Lake Rising abruptly from the floor of Tonquin Valley, the majestic glacier-hung range in Jasper National Park forms part ofthe Continental Divide. Near forests of spruce, pine, and balsam, horseback riders follow a trail through rich meadows. This valley is named after theill-fated ship Tonquin, sent byJohn Jacob Astor to the Pacific coast in 1811. Indians killed most of the crew and an explosion of powder in the hold destroyed the ship.