Historic Photos from the Town of Bankhead

July 4, 2019

Between 1903 and 1922 Bankhead was a bustling coal-mining town located on the lower slopes of Cascade Mountain in modern-day Banff National Park. The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) established the coal mine and the town […]

Vintage Photos from the First Calgary Stampede

June 27, 2019

The first ever Calgary Exhibition happened back in 1886, when Calgary was little more than a stop along the CPR mainline and a North West Mounted Police fort. The exhibition was an opportunity for folks […]

Historic Photos of Wildfires from Across Alberta

June 6, 2019

The summer months in western Canada are now synonymous with wildfires burning over vast tracts of land. Whether the increased size and destruction of these fires are attributed to climate change, mismanagement of our forest […]

Historical Photographs of Banff’s Cave and Basin

May 23, 2019

Banff’s Cave and Basin is the birthplace of Canada’s national park system. In 1883 three railway workers, brothers William and Tom McCardell and their partner Frank McCabe, “discovered” the cave and basin on the lower […]

Vintage Photographs from the Cypress Hills Area

May 2, 2019

The Cypress Hills are one of my favourite areas in this province. I have written several stories about the park and surrounding area including, The Highest Point Between the Rockies and Labrador, which is about […]

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