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 […]

Yoho’s Stone Bugs

August 9, 2016

“The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon. It provides a reference point and a benchmark, a point of common discussion and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GOT Parks? We Sure Do!

January 7, 2015

Canada is home to 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, 4 marine conservation areas, and thousands of provincial and territorial parks that encompass more than one million square kilometres.  Yet with all that space […]