Many books have been published relating to the history of the Crowsnest Pass and adjacent areas. This bibliography highlights titles that should be available for reference and that expand on the story of the railway and steamship services that formed the Crowsnest Route as well as references that detail related topics such as mining and logging in the region. The general references also include publications relating to passenger trains that primarily operated on routes other than the Crowsnest Pass but are important to the collections and programs of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. Following the general references, a short list of publications is included on mining and the geology of the Crowsnest Pass Route. Many of the publications listed here contain extensive bibliographies including references to government documents, private papers, newspapers, early reports and other sources.
Affleck, E. L. 1973. Sternwheelers, Sandbars and Switchbacks. The Alexander Nicholls Press, Vancouver, B.C.
Alcock. F. J. 1930. Zinc and Lead Deposits of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Economic Geology Series No. 8, Ottawa, ON.
Anderson, Garry. 19--. The Trans-Canada Limited. BRMNA, Calgary, AB.
Andreae, Christopher. 1997. Lines of Country: An Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada. The Boston Mills Press, Erin, ON.
Baird, Ian. 1997. An Historical Guide to Canadian Pacific Railway Stations in British Columbia. Heritage Architectural Guides, Victoria, B.C.
Baker, Mathias. 1983. The Life and Times of the Elk Valley Sourdough. Published by the Author, Fernie, B.C.
Ballantyne, Bruce. 1998. Canadian Railway Station Guide. Bytown Railway Society, Ottawa, ON.
Bohi, Charles and Leslie S. Kozma. 1993. Canadian Pacific's Western Depots. The Country Stations in Western Canada. South Platte Press, David City, ND.
Brouwer, Norman J. 1993. International Register of Historic Ships (Second Edition). Sea History Press (National Maritime Historical Society), Peekskill, NY.
Buck, George H. 1997. From Summit to Sea. An Illustrated History of Railroads in British Columbia and Alberta. Fifth House Ltd., Calgary, AB.
Burrows, Roger. 1984. Railway Mileposts: British Columbia, Vol. II, The Southern Routes from the Crowsnest to the Coquihalla. Railway Milepost Books, North Vancouver, B.C.
Cail, Robert E. 1974. Land, Man and the Law, The Disposal of Crown Land in British Columbia, 1871-1913. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, Department of Mines. 1908. Report on the Mining and Metallurgical Industries of Canada, Department of Mines, Ottawa, ON. (British Columbia sections developed by R. R. Hedley).
Casselman, Verdun. 1988. Ties to Water. The History of Bull River in the East Kootenay. Published by the Author, Fort Steele, B.C.
Chodos, Robert. 1973. The CPR: A Century of Corporate Welfare. James Lorimer & Co., Toronto, ON.
Cousins, William James. 1981. A History of the Crow's Nest Pass. The Historic Trails Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB.
Cruise, David and Alison Griffiths. 1988. Lords of the Line. The Men Who Built the CPR. Viking/Penguin, Markham, ON.
Dawson, J. Brian. 1995. Crowsnest. An Illustrated History and Guide to the Crowsnest Pass. Altitude Publishing Canada Ltd. Canmore, AB.
Dean, Murray W. and David B. Hanna. 1981. Canadian Pacific Diesel Locomotives. Railfare/Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., Don Mills, ON.
Dempsey, Hugh (editor). 1984. The CPR West, The Iron Road and the Making of a Nation, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, B.C.
Dickson, Rita. 1983. The Unforgotten Memories of Yahk. Published by the author, Yahk, B.C.
Doeksen, Corwin and Gerry. 1991. Railways of the West Kootenay, Part 1. (second edition). Published by the authors, Montrose, B.C.
Doeksen, Gerry. 1985. Railways of the Boundary. Railways of Western Canada, Vol. 4, G. Doekson, Montrose, B.C.
Downs, Art. 1972. Paddlewheels on the Frontier. Gray's Publishing Ltd., Sidney, B.C. (later reprinted by Heritage House).
Dubin, Arthur D. 1964. Some Classic Trains. Kalmbach Books, Milwaukee, WI.
Dubin, Arthur D. 1974. More Classic Trains. Kalmbach Books, Milwaukee, WI
Eagle, John A. 1989. The Canadian Pacific Railway and the Development of Western Canada. McGill-Queens University Press, Kingston, ON.
Fahey, John. 1965. Inland Empire, D.C. Corbin and Spokane. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.
Fahey, John. 1986. The Inland Empire, Unfolding Years, 1879-1929. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.
Fleming, R.B. 1991. The Railway King of Canada, Sir William Mackenzie 1849-1923. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, B.C.
Fowler, S. S. 1939. "Early Smelters in British Columbia," British Columbia Historical Quarterly, Vol. 3 (3): pp., 183-201.
Garden, John F. 1991. Nicholas Morant's Canadian Pacific. Footprint Publishing, Revelstoke, B.C.
Golden & District Historical Society. 1972. Kinbasket Country. The Story of Golden and the Columbia Valley. Published by the Society, Golden, B.C.
Greever, William S. 1963. Bonanza West, The Story of the Western Mining Rushes, 1848-1900. University of Idaho Press, Moscow, ID.
Harris, Cole. 1983. "Moving Amid the Mountains," BC Studies, No. 58, pp., 3-39.
Hart, E. J. 1983. The Selling of Canada. The CPR and the Beginning of Canadian Tourism. Altitude Publishing, Ltd. Banff, AB.
Hidy, Ralph W., Muriel E. Hidy and Roy V. Scott with Don L. Hofsommer. 1988. The Great Northern Railway, A History. Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA.
Hope, Jim. 1989. Canadian Pacific in the Okanagan and Kootenay Valleys of British Columbia. BRMNA, Calgary, AB.
Hopewood, Victor G. (Editor). 1971. David Thompson, Travels in Western North America, 1784-1812. Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, ON.
Hungry Wolf, Adolf. 1979. Rails in the Canadian Rockies. Good Medicine Books, Invermere, B.C.
Hungry Wolf, Adolf. 1983. Canadian Railway Scenes, No. 1. Good Medicine Books, Invermere, B.C.
Hungry Wolf, Adolf. 1991. Canadian Sunset. A Farewell Look at America's Last Great Train. Trans-Anglo Books, Glendale, CA.
Innis, Harold A. 1971. A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ON.
Johnston, Alex. 1984. The CP Rail High Level Bridge at Lethbridge. Occasional Paper No. 12, Whoop-up Country Chapter, Historical Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB.
Johnstone, Bill. 1993. Coal Dust in My Blood. The Autobiography of a Coal Miner. Oolichan Books, Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, B.C.
Jones, David C. 1980. "The Strategy of Railway Abandonment: The Great Northern in Washington and British Columbia, 1917-1935," The Western Historical Quarterly, 1980, Vol. 11 (April).
Kennedy, W. Gibson. 1983. Canadian Pacific's Rossland Subdivision. BRMNA, Calgary, AB.
Kennedy, W. Gibson. 1986. Canadian Pacific in Southern British Columbia, The Boundary Subdivision. BRMNA, Calgary, AB.
Keyes, Norman C. Jr., and Kenneth R. Middleton. 1980. "The Great Northern Railway Company: All-Time Roster, 1861-1970," Railroad History, 143 (Autumn), pp. 20-162. (Reprinted by Great Northern Railway Historical Society, 1989).
Lamb, W. Kaye. 1977. History of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Macmillan, New York, NY.
LaPierre, Laurier L. 1996. Sir Wilfred Laurier and the Romance of Canada. Stoddart Publishing, Toronto, ON.
Lavallée, Omer S. A. 1972. Narrow Gauge Railways of Canada. Railfare, Montreal, PQ.
Lavallée, Omer S. A. 1985. Canadian Pacific Steam Locomotives. Railfare, Toronto, ON.
McKee, Bill and Georgeen Klassen. 1983. Trail of Iron. The CPR and the Birth of the West. The Glenbow-Alberta Institute in association with Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Malone, Michael P. 1996. James J. Hill, Empire Builder of the Northwest. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.
Martin, Albro. 1976. James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.
Martin, Albro. 1991. "Hill or Harriman--What Difference Did It Make to Spokane?" in Stratton, David H. (ed.) Spokane & the Inland Empire, An Interior Pacific Northwest Anthology, Washington State University Press, Pullman, WA., pp. 109-122.
Mouat, Jeremy. 1995. Roaring Days. Rossland's Mines and the History of British Columbia. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, B.C.
Mouat, Jeremy. 1997. The Business of Power. Hydro-Electricity in Southeastern British Columbia 1887-1997. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Ness, Gary W. and D. M. Bain. 1990. The Canadian. Canadian Pacific's Last Passenger Train. BRMNA, Calgary, AB.
Norris, John. 1995. Historic Nelson. The Early Years. Oolichan Books, Lantzville, B.C.
Otter, A. A. Den. 1982. Civilizing the West. The Galts and the Development of Western Canada. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, AB.
Parent, Milton. 1989. Faces of the Past. Arrow Lakes Historical Society, Nakusp, B.C.
Parent, Milton. 1992. Port of Nakusp. Arrow Lakes Historical Society, Nakusp, B.C.
Parent, Milton. 1997. Silent Shores & Sunken Ships. Arrow Lakes Historical Society, Nakusp, B.C.
Ramsey, Bruce. 1997. 100 Years of Coal Mining: the Elk River Valley 1898-1998. Ramsey Publications, Sparwood, B.C.
Regehr, T.D. 1976. The Canadian Northern Railway. Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, ON.
Riegger, Hal. 1981. The Kettle Valley and Its Railways. PFM Publications, Edmonds, WA.
Roberts, Earl W. and David P. Stremes. 1998. Canadian Trackside Guide. Bytown Railway Society Inc., Ottawa, ON.
Robinson, Duncan. 1978. Uncle Jem: Notes on the Life and Family of Colonel the Honorable James Baker. Thames Gateway College, London, UK. (New edition, 2000).
Robertson, Patrick A. 1997. Fernie, The Early Years. Ghostrider Productions, Fernie, B.C.
Roy, Patricia E. 1980. "Progress, Prosperity and Politics: The Railway Politics of Richard McBride," BC Studies, No. 47, pp. 3-28.
Sanford, Barrie. 1977. McCulloch's Wonder, The Story of the Kettle Valley Railway. Whitecap Books, West Vancouver, B.C.
Sanford, Barrie. 1981. The Pictorial History of Railroading in British Columbia. Whitecap Books, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Sanford, Barrie, 1990. Steel Rails and Iron Men, A Pictorial History of the Kettle Valley Railway. Whitecap Books, Vancouver, B.C.
Schwantes, Carlos A. 1989. The Pacific Northwest, An Interpretive History. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NB.
Schwantes, Carlos A. 1993. Railroad Signatures Across the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.
Stewart, Robert. 1979. Sam Steele: Lion of the Frontier. Doubleday & Company, Toronto, ON.
Stratton, David H. (ed.) 1991. Spokane & the Inland Empire, An Interior Pacific Northwest Anthology. Washington State University Press, Pullman, WA.
Stuckey, Lawrence A. and Donald M. Bain. 1996. The Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways in Canada, Vol. 1. British Railway Modellers of North America, Calgary, AB.
Taylor, Geoffrey W. 1988. The Railway Contractors. Morriss Publishing, Victoria, B.C.
Turnbull, Elsie G. 1964. Topping's Trail. The First Years of a Now Famous Smelter City. Mitchell Press, Vancouver, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. 1984. Sternwheelers & Steam Tugs. An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway's British Columbia Lake & River Service. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. 1987. West of the Great Divide, An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, 1880-1986. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. 1991. The SS Moyie, Memories of the Oldest Sternwheeler. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. 1995. The Sicamous and the Naramata. Steamboat Days in the Okanagan. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. and David S. Wilkie. 1994. The Skyline Limited, The Kaslo & Slocan Railway. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Turner, Robert D. 1995. Steam on the Kettle Valley, A Railway Heritage Remembered. Sono Nis Press, Victoria, B.C.
Wayner, Robert. 1983. A Century of De Luxe Railway Cars in Canada. Railfare Enterprises Ltd., Toronto, ON.
White, Derryll. 1988. Fort Steele: Here History Lives. Heritage House Publishing Co., Surrey, B.C.
Wilson, Dale. 1980. From Abbey to Zorra via Bagdad. Canadian Pacific Railway Passenger Services in the 1950s. Nickel Belt Rails, Sudbury, ON.
Young, Cameron. 1985. The Forests of British Columbia. Whitecap Books, North Vancouver, B.C.
Wood, Charles and Dorothy. 1979. The Great Northern Railway, A Pictorial Study. Pacific Fast Mail, Edmunds, WA.
Canada, Department of Mines. 1908. Report on the Mining and Metallurgical Industries of Canada, 1907-08. Ottawa, ON.
Carroll, Hon. Mr. Justice W. F. (Chairman), Angus. J. Morrison and Hon. Mr. Justice C.C. McLaurin. 1946. Report of the Royal Commission on Coal. King's Printer, Ottawa, ON.
Coal Task Force. 1976. Coal in British Columbia: A Technical Appraisal. British Columbia Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources, Victoria, B.C.
Dawson, George M. 1881. Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Bow and Belly River Region. Report of Progress, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Dowling, D. B. 1914. Coal Fields of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Eastern British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir, 53, Ottawa, ON.
Dowling, D.B. 1915. Coal Fields and Coal Resources of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 69, pp. 7-33, Ottawa, ON.
Leach, W. W. 1902. Blairmore--Frank Coal Fields. Summary Report published in 1903, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Leach, W.W. 1911. Geology of Blairmore Map Area, Alberta. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Newmarch, C.B. 1953. Geology of the Crowsnest Coal Basin With Special Reference to the Fernie Area. British Columbia Department of Mines, Victoria, B.C.
Porter, J. B. and R.J. Durley. 1912. An Investigation of the Coals of Canada. Canada Department of Mines, Mines Branch, Ottawa, ON.
Rose, B. 1916. Crowsnest Coal Field, Alberta, Summary Report. Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
Strachan, Robert, W. J. Dick and R.J. Lee. 1927. The Coal Mining Industry of Wstern Canada. Paper at the Second (Triennial) Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress, Edmonton, AB.