• History

    The Sulphur Summit

    Norman Bethune Sanson has likely summited Sulphur Mountain more times than anyone else. The former curator of the Banff Park Museum first climbed the peak in 1896 to record weather observations from an elevated position. [...]
  • Outdoors

    The River Runs Red

    “Salmon are themselves a proud race. They are happy to come ashore each year and give their rich flesh to feed the people, but they must be treated with respect.”           [...]
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    Ancient Ice

    “The view that lay before us in the evening light was one that does not often fall to the lot of modern mountaineers. A new world was spread at our feet: to the westward stretched [...]
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    Written In Stone

    Writing-On-Stone is a provincial park in the southeast corner of Alberta near the Montana border. Vast open prairies meet endless sky before giving way to an otherworldly landscape in the Milk River Valley. The park [...]
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    The Mighty Minnewanka

    Although not as famous as its westerly cousins, Louise and Moraine, Lake Minnewanka might be the most captivating lake in all of Banff National Park. Maybe it’s because it lays in the valley that acted [...]

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From Police Outpost To Modern City

by Tyler Dixon in History

What was it like to stand in the middle of a wide open prairie and imagine a city?                ~Inscription on Mountie statue overlooking Fort Calgary. The confluence of [...]

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  • Buying and Eating Locally, In Two Recipes

    September 8, 2014
    I’ve made a serious effort over the past few years to buy locally as much as possible. As someone who spent years working for small, locally-owned independent businesses, I’ve become intimately familiar with how important these [...]

Outdoors

  • The Sulphur Summit

    October 16, 2017
    Norman Bethune Sanson has likely summited Sulphur Mountain more times than anyone else. The former curator of the Banff Park Museum first climbed the peak in 1896 to record weather observations from an elevated position. [...]
  • The River Runs Red

    September 28, 2017
  • Ancient Ice

    September 7, 2017

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