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 […]

Jurassic Province

September 4, 2015

When Jurassic Park opened in theaters back in 1993 it sparked dinosaur fever.  The massive blockbuster, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name, grossed $900 million worldwide in it’s […]

The Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks

June 12, 2015

As Calgary residents we are fortunate to have Banff National Park in our own backyard.  I’m willing to bet if you’re reading this that you’ve spent some time within Banff’s borders, but do you truly know the history of […]

Hunting History

May 15, 2015

One of the things I like to do while spending time outside is searching for clues that make the past come alive.  Decommissioned fire lookouts, decrepit old cabins, barns that are about to topple over, ghost […]

Mystery On McGillivray

February 20, 2015

Maybe you’ve heard about the mysterious cavern on the north-facing slopes of Mount McGillivray.  Maybe you’ve had the privilege of visiting the puzzling site in person.  Maybe you’ve even thoroughly explored the hollowed-out passages that […]

1 2 3 4