Historic Homecoming: Bison Return To Banff

February 15, 2017

“Our government is committed to preserving and expanding our national parks and protected areas and contributing to the recovery of iconic Canadian species. This is a historic moment and a perfect way to mark Canada’s […]

Wild Jobs Part Eight: Trapper

January 22, 2017

“Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers…”                                ~Ellsworth […]

History in the Highwood

October 1, 2016

If you’re searching for a quiet hike with a little adventure mixed in Zephyr Creek Trail might just be what you’re looking for. Situated in the picturesque Highwood region of Kananaskis Country, Zephyr Creek is […]

Legend of the White Bison

August 27, 2016

Bison were essential to the survival of many First Nation people, especially those of the plains and woodlands in present-day Alberta. Many groups were nomadic, following the enormous bison herds as they grazed their way […]

Yoho’s Stone Bugs

August 9, 2016

“The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and […]

Lake of the Little Fishes

July 7, 2016

Lake Louise, one of the most photographed and visually stunning lakes in the world, needs no formal introduction, but are you aware of how the lake became so popular? The lake was officially “discovered” in […]

Cool Caves

June 16, 2016

The most popular cave in the Calgary area (outside of Banff’s Cave & Basin) is likely the Canyon Creek Ice Cave in Kananaskis. First Nation groups have known about the cave for centuries, but it […]

The Hermit of Inglismaldie

June 2, 2016

Banff National Park was a very different place in the early 1900’s than the world-class nature preserve we know today. Two coal-mining towns, Anthracite and Bankhead, both long since abandoned, were operating just outside the Banff […]

Legendary Cowboy

May 19, 2016

When discussing history it can be challenging to discern fact from fiction; truth from tale. Detailed record keeping was not what it is today and many stories were only passed on orally; their words never […]

Paintings From The Past

April 23, 2016

“mahzahkahzah remembers asking for directions to indian paintings on a wall up the high canyon of grotto” The Bow Valley has been inhabited for thousands of years; long before the first Europeans arrived in the […]

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