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 […]

In The Land of Ghosts

March 24, 2016

“I have heard (but not believ’d) the spirits of the dead May walk again”         ~Shakespeare The gateway to the Canadian Rockies in southern Alberta has long been the Bow Valley, but […]

Forgotten Fire Lookout

February 26, 2016

“Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.” ~Robert A. Heinlein Black Rock Mountain, a prominent peak in the front range of the Canadian Rockies, features a small piece of […]

Five Alternative Holiday Giving Ideas

December 10, 2015

The holidays are a time of giving, and the endless options can be overwhelming to many. On top of the heavily-marketed and well-known campaigns, there are many other places and things to donate you might […]

Searching For Wild Bill

September 17, 2015

“I headed downslope to where the cubs were feeding and came up at them, hoping to scare them into one or another of my mining shafts for protection.  It worked perfectly, as they ran for […]

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