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 […]

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 […]

Wild Jobs Part Five: Wildlife Photographer

January 29, 2016

Photography has long been a hobby of mine, especially wildlife photography.  I always thought that professional photographers that were paid to photograph wild creatures in exotic locations had some of the best jobs in the […]

Wild Jobs Part Four: Search & Rescue

October 16, 2015

In the early 1990’s it was identified there was need for organized search and rescue (SAR) in Alberta to search for lost/missing persons in wilderness settings.  The response started at the grass roots level and […]

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 […]

Wild Jobs Part Three: Wildland Firefighter

August 21, 2015

Wildfires have dominated headlines for much of the past few months.  So far this season there have been 1,638 wildfires with 101 burning on the same day, making May 18 the third busiest day since […]

Meadows in the Sun

August 7, 2015

Most of the visitor’s to Sunshine Village arrive during the winter months for epic skiing and snowboarding, but an increasing number of people are discovering that the popular resort is also worth a trip in the summer.  Sunshine Village […]

Bragging Rights

July 11, 2015

It wouldn’t be too hard to argue that Bragg Creek and Kananaskis are the epicenter for mountain biking in this province. Novice riders are now discovering what veterans of the sport have known for years; […]

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 […]

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