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.
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