The River Runs Red

September 28, 2017

“Salmon are themselves a proud race. They are happy to come ashore each year and give their rich flesh to feed the people, but they must be treated with respect.”           […]

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 […]

Rediscover Nose Hill

April 24, 2017

“A Blackfoot woman, caught in the act of adultery, was condemned at this site to have her nose cut off as a penalty for her actions. We do not know her story. The tribe cast […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]