The Sulphur Summit

October 16, 2017

Norman Bethune Sanson has likely summited Sulphur Mountain more times than anyone else. The former curator of the Banff Park Museum first climbed the peak in 1896 to record weather observations from an elevated position. […]

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 […]

Fat Tire Revolution

November 30, 2016

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”                         […]

Share The Chair

September 16, 2016

If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you frequently visit Banff National Park, the closest national park to Calgary. It’s easy to see why people flock to Canada’s flagship park; breathtaking mountain vistas, cascading […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wild Jobs Part Six: Professional Outdoor Athlete

March 10, 2016

Climber.  Paraglider.  Kayaker.  Spelunker.  Ice Climbing World Cup Winner.  Three Time X-Games Gold Medalist.  Four Time Canadian National Sport-Climbing Champion.  US and Canadian Paragliding National Champion.  World Record Holder.  First Ascents.  Athlete.  Father.  Native Albertan. […]

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