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 […]

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 […]

From Police Outpost To Modern City

May 25, 2017

What was it like to stand in the middle of a wide open prairie and imagine a city?                ~Inscription on Mountie statue overlooking Fort Calgary. The confluence of […]

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 […]

The Woes of Wildlife Cameras

December 17, 2016

Two years ago I published a story called Wildlife Watch about the implementation of a wildlife camera program at the school I was working at. The program was a huge success with the students and […]

Dark Skies

October 13, 2016

When’s the last time you looked up and saw a sky full of stars, the Northern Lights, or a meteor whiz by? For us city dwellers the opportunity to gaze deeply into the night sky […]

Wild Jobs Part Seven: Raft Guide

July 26, 2016

White-water rafting is a fantastic way to experience a fast-paced river. The large volume boats, coupled with an experienced guide at the helm, allow you to confront some gnarly waves head-on and live to tell […]

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