The Queen insisted, however, on riding in an old-fashioned, horse-drawn “democrat.” The only one available was so rickety that Her Majesty asked, “Brewster, do you think this wheel’s going to come off?” Jim assured her, “No, Ma’am, this buggy’s good for a thousand miles.” The Queen replied, “I’m afraid we won’t be with you quite that far.”Read More
Wild-West-Feeling Majestic mountains, lakes as clear as glass, blue skies and unlimited expanse– people who have always wanted to become one with nature should travel to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. On horseback you do not only experience a breathtaking scenery, but mainly one important thing: total tranquility.Read More
Lacey Stanton and Ready cleared the last pole and tore out of the arena into the alley. The rodeo champion had just finished a run fast enough to earn some prize money. It should have been a happy moment, but Lacey couldn’t stop her tears. It was the end of an era.Read More
They had one photo shoot down at Seebe when they burnt down a cabin there, near Exshaw.
Ester Richards was cooking on that job. The ten percent of the film that we handled at Seebe was the dangerous part. They ran the Horseshoe Rapids near the Seebe Ranch. I got the power company to lower the water level to make it safer. I used to work at the power company. The last scene was a battle with the Indians on the Bow River. Jim Brewster was also a double for Robert Mitchum in that movie. There was one shot that was taken at the Rafter Six Guest Ranch. We supplied ten head of horses for this portion of the movie.Read More
“This year we celebrate the history and success of another outstanding multigenerational business family – the Brewsters,” said Grant Lovig, board chair for the Alberta Business Family Institute. ”Today, we know them best as the family that brought us 100 years of entrepreneurial spirit through their history in the Canadian Rockies as pioneers in the lodging, outfitting and service industries.”Read More
When John Brewster came to “Siding 29” in 1886 to start a dairy, little did he know the profound impact his family would have on Banff becoming a world-class tourist destination. And it would be one salient great-grandson who would step forward to continue building his family’s legacy in order to keep backcountry hikers, horseback riders and guest ranch aficionados coming back to Canada’s oldest national park.Read More
Only about 30 per cent of family-run businesses make it to the second generation, and just 10 per cent survive to see the third generation take over operations. The chances of having a fifth generation continuing to run the business are slim – that is, unless you’re a Brewster.Read More
"Anything that was needed in the community, we provided," said Annette Brewster, 71, matriarch of one of the West's oldest business families, whose cluster of assets includes a downtown Banff lodge, a guest ranch, a golf course and a back-country resort.
“Our mountain adventures give visitors a real sense of accomplishment,” said Kevin Stanton, Brewster’s General Manager. “When they finish the trip, they’re really satisfied.
It’s ‘Wow, we really did that!’”Read More