Rescue Dogs

February 6, 2015

Powder hungry Canadians are flocking to the backcountry in record numbers. The sale of avalanche safety gear and backcountry permits, as well as hut reservations have all tremendously increased over the past few years. With […]

Kombucha on tap flows into Calgary

January 25, 2015

The latest addition to the local craft beverage scene is not a beer or a cider, but something healthy. True Buch is a local, kombucha brewery (or KomBrewery), that serves up the tasty drink on tap. […]

Walking With Wolves

January 23, 2015

Wolves are one of the most controversial animals in North America. Depicted as uncontrollable bloodthirsty man-eaters, wolves have long carried a negative stigma. Children’s stories such as, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter and […]

GOT Parks? We Sure Do!

January 7, 2015

Canada is home to 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, 4 marine conservation areas, and thousands of provincial and territorial parks that encompass more than one million square kilometres.  Yet with all that space […]

Skiing & Snowboarding

December 16, 2014

Since winter has decided to show up for another year, I wanted to highlight some of Alberta’s favourite skiing and snowboarding destinations. I’m going to start with the sites closest to Calgary and progressively move farther away. […]

Wildlife Watch

December 12, 2014

I am currently employed as a teacher at a wilderness-based treatment facility for youth working to overcome addiction.  The camp is located in the Ghost Public Land Use Zone in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, close […]

The Search For The Perfect Tree

November 28, 2014

Four years ago a group of friends and I headed into the Ghost Wilderness in search of the perfect Christmas Tree. Unwilling to setup an imitation tree, and fed up with the overpriced trees on commercial […]

Lest We Forget

November 10, 2014

Each November Canadians wear a Poppy to show respect for those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The freedoms we enjoy in this country are directly attributed to the immeasurable sacrifices […]

The Eagle Highway

October 17, 2014

Alberta is home to two species of eagle, the Bald and the Golden.  Twice a year these magnificent birds use a narrow strip on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains as a highway.  In […]

Those Golden Larches

October 3, 2014

When you hear the term “Golden Arches” you probably have visions of greasy hamburgers, salty fries, super-sized pops, and a clown spokesman, but what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Golden […]

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