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.”           […]

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 […]

The Lair of the Grizzly Bear

June 9, 2017

“Those who have packed far up into grizzly country know that the presence of even one grizzly on the land elevates the mountains, deepens the canyons, chills the winds, brightens the stars, darkens the forest, […]

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 […]

Wandering Through The Weaselhead

March 28, 2017

The Weaselhead Flats Natural Area is a vast tract of wilderness that borders the western end of the Glenmore Reservoir and connects North Glenmore Park with South Glenmore Park. The Weaselhead comprises 237 hectares of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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