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The Mountain Legacy Project

The Mountain Legacy Project explores all that changes in Canada’s mountain landscapes. Working with the world’s largest collection of systematic historical mountain photographs, the Mountain Legacy Project follows the footsteps of intrepid surveyors to retake the original images. The project engages university researchers, managers, practitioners and keen mountain folk in understanding the how and why ecosystems, landscapes, human communities change over time. Based in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria since 1998, this project involves repeat photography, archival research, image interpretation and analysis, software development, and making these images widely available. 

Mountain Legacy Images - Mountains In the Past & Now

Historical image (left): A panorama of the Illecillewaet Glacier, Mt. Sir Donald, and other mountains in Rogers Pass as seen from the ridge on the way to Abbott Peak, Glacier National Park, British Columbia. Photographed by Arthur O. Wheeler, 1901. Modern image (right): A repeat of the images making up the 1901 A. O. Wheeler Illecillewaet Glacier, Mt. Sir Donald panorama. Photographed from the same location in 2011 by the Mountain Legacy Project. Photos courtesy of Library and Archives Canada and the Mountain Legacy Project

The Mountain Legacy Project launched a brand new Explorer tool

Expanding on their previous platform, view the world's largest collection of mountain repeat photography. Learn more about these mountain ranges & view images from all our favorite mountain regions now, & in the past!

Here are a few of the powerful new features:

  • Comprehensive search functions

  • Wide availability of metadata and image versions

  • Multiple map backgrounds

  • Accounts (by request) that allow collaborators access to hi-res imagery

  • A list view for advanced users

See the report from the Mountain Legacy Summit

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