Jim Simpson’s Ram River Cabin

Original Artwork by Cameron Bird

Jim Simpson’s Ram River Cabin

Cameron Bird
Original Artwork
Oil on Board
12 × 10 in


Artwork Description

“Jim Simpson was a unique character in the opening up of the mountains near Lake Louise and further north. He guided and ran horse pack trains from (Laggan) Lake Louise north towards Jasper. He came across Bow Lake and realized its beauty and power. He guided from this spot first building this Ram Pasture Cabin from logs around Bow Lake. The cabin has a unique shape due to short logs and I thought doing a painting would preserve it forever. There is so much history in the area and eventually Num-Ti-Jah Lodge was built for clients and tourists which continues to this day.”

– Cameron Bird