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 […]

Birding 101

April 2, 2015

Several years ago during a weekend camping trip a discussion broke out between my wife and I about which species of deer, White-Tailed or Mule, we had just seen walk through the campground. An acquaintance, […]

Paskapoo’s Plight

March 20, 2015

For many Calgarians outdoor recreation is part of who we are. We are extremely fortunate that the Rocky Mountains are only a short drive away, so we make the trek nearly every weekend, but if […]

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 […]

Mystery On McGillivray

February 20, 2015

Maybe you’ve heard about the mysterious cavern on the north-facing slopes of Mount McGillivray.  Maybe you’ve had the privilege of visiting the puzzling site in person.  Maybe you’ve even thoroughly explored the hollowed-out passages that […]

Rescue Dogs

February 6, 2015

Powder hungry Canadians are flocking to the backcountry in record numbers. The sale of avalanche safety gear and backcountry permits, as well as hut reservations have all tremendously increased over the past few years. With […]

Kombucha on tap flows into Calgary

January 25, 2015

The latest addition to the local craft beverage scene is not a beer or a cider, but something healthy. True Buch is a local, kombucha brewery (or KomBrewery), that serves up the tasty drink on tap. […]

Walking With Wolves

January 23, 2015

Wolves are one of the most controversial animals in North America. Depicted as uncontrollable bloodthirsty man-eaters, wolves have long carried a negative stigma. Children’s stories such as, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Peter and […]

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 […]

Skiing & Snowboarding

December 16, 2014

Since winter has decided to show up for another year, I wanted to highlight some of Alberta’s favourite skiing and snowboarding destinations. I’m going to start with the sites closest to Calgary and progressively move farther away. […]

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