Images Of The North
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- Images Of The NorthMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewOct 06, 2012
The Banff Springs and Chateau Lake Louise Hotels both have a nice shopping arcade, but be ready for sticker shock and a questioning eye. A recent example in point was my visit to Images of the North. It's located just down the hall from the Glacier Saloon and specializes in jade carvings, jewelry, and other Canadian (and other parts of the world?) art.
Images of the North is a handsome shop and with various price points ranging from reasonable to well exceeding my monthly mortgage. I had two issues with this place - Authenticity and the Hard Sell. The former involved a nice jade bear on top of of a piece of petrified wood of which neither me or the shop workers knew where it was made. Instead of trying to find out a little bit more information for me, the shop workers "advised" that this piece would probably sell between present time and the end of my upcoming hike, and that I should commit now rather than later. I smiled, politely made my exit, and decided not to return.