Bow Lake and the surrounding Canadian Rockies were home to the legendary mountain guide, Jimmy Simpson. It was here in the 1930’s that Jimmy Simpson built the first part of Num-Ti-Jah lodge on the North end of Bow Lake. The original building is known as the “old house” and today is comprised of a small Trading Post Gift Store and Coffee Shop.
Jimmy himself was a famous hunter, trapper and guide in these parts. Fur-trading posts were part of the Canadian legacy here in the Rockies and played a significant role in establishing barter and trade markets and economic relationships between the imperial powers of Europe and its North American colonies.
Over the years the nature of the business may have changed but the Trading Post stands as a legacy to a bygone era.
Today’s trading post is a timeless treasure chest tastefully decorated and exuding Canadiana at its best.
Jimmy himself had not only a passion for the wilderness, but also had a great love of art and was an avid collector.
The Trading Post at Num-Ti-Jah Lodge features a myriad of items and gifts reflecting this passion, ranging from nature and outdoor items, clothing and apparel, Canadian heritage, culture and art and prides itself on providing a range of unique gifts that you are not likely to find in just any souvenir shop.
With over 3000 trinkets, souvenirs, handcrafted Canadian Products, native work and art, you are bound to leave with something special to remember your time at the lodge and Bow Lake.
The Lodge and Trading Post is a wonderful building and a true reminder of what one man's dreams can achieve.