Robert Steele

First Residents of the Hamlet of Harvie Heights

Robert (Bob) Alexander Steele was born in 1931 in Galgary, Alberta. Worked on the Barrier Dam in Kananaskis in 1946 as a general laborer and lead towards his career in construction. Robert and his family loved visiting Banff and were avid skiers. They obtained property lease outside of the Banff Park Gates through a draw, they picked three draws, and they were able to lease a Lot for $50 per year and build a summer/ski cottage. Later this Lot became part of the Hamlet of Harvie Heights, and the province sold each lease for around $250. 

Robert Steele, 2016

Robert Steele
Bob shares stories about purchasing their lots in Harvie Heights, Community Life, and Lifestyle in the Mountains. 


Municipal District of Bighorn Interview highlights of Robert Steele - October 11, 2016.
For full interview, watch the complete Oral History Project Playlist for Robert Steele on the MD of Bighorn YouTube Channel.