Tyler Dixon
About Tyler Dixon
Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan, and yes he cheers for the Roughriders, but don’t hold that against him as Calgary has been his home for the past eight years. He is a teacher working at a wilderness- based treatment program for youth working to overcome addiction. Tyler is also a volunteer with the GOT Parks initiative, which aims at reconnecting Canada’s youth with our national, provincial, and territorial parks. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.

Wild Jobs Part Ten: Snow School Instructor

February 16, 2018

Skiing and snowboarding are favourite pastimes for many Albertans during the long winter months. Spending time with family and friends at any of our fabulous winter resorts is an amazing way to enjoy the coldest […]

The Horseman Rides Forever

February 1, 2018

If you believe in legends you’ll want to know about the shadowy figure that lurks in the Elk Valley near the mountain town of Fernie, British Columbia. According to local lore William Fernie, the man […]

Britches on a Branch

December 22, 2017

Sometime around the middle of the twentieth century a new species of tree was found blooming in the vicinity of a mountain resort. This tree was unlike any other plant species previously discovered. It would […]

A Truly Wild Experience

November 24, 2017

“The Smaller The Creature, The Bolder Its Spirit.” ~Suzy Kassem I found myself in a precarious situation, trying to keep the bike between me and the angry beast. No matter what I tried it just kept […]

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

“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.”           […]

Ancient Ice

September 7, 2017

“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 […]

Written In Stone

August 30, 2017

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 […]

The Mighty Minnewanka

August 15, 2017

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 […]

Top of the Rockies

July 26, 2017

The day started out very familiar. The scenic drive west from Calgary. The bustling parking lot. The aroma of bacon wafting from the lodge. The hum of spinning chairlifts. But that’s where the similarities ended. The […]

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