Wild Jobs Part Ten: Snow School Instructor

February 16, 2018

Skiing and snowboarding are favourite pastimes for many Albertans during the long winter months. Spending time with family and friends at any of our fabulous winter resorts is an amazing way to enjoy the coldest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

Wild Jobs Part Two: Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician

April 16, 2015

Part two in my series on outdoor-related professions looks at the work of Wildlife Rehabilitation Technicians at the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC).  Recently I spoke with Holly Duvall, AIWC’s executive director, about her work, the […]

Wild Jobs Part One: Wildlife Biologist

March 6, 2015

Over the coming months I am hoping to highlight several outdoor-related professions through interviews, stories, and photographs.  Part one in this series features a conversation with Michael Jokinen, an Intermediate Wildlife Biologist with the Alberta Conservation […]