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 […]

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 […]

Historical Wildlife Photos From Across Alberta

February 7, 2019

Anyone who has been following my posts closely knows I have a passion for wildlife and wildlife photography. I have dedicated several stories to both of these subjects including, the Bison returning to Banff National […]

The Sulphur Summit

October 16, 2017

Norman Bethune Sanson has likely summited Sulphur Mountain more times than anyone else. The former curator of the Banff Park Museum first climbed the peak in 1896 to record weather observations from an elevated position. […]

The Mighty Minnewanka

August 15, 2017

Although not as famous as its westerly cousins, Louise and Moraine, Lake Minnewanka might be the most captivating lake in all of Banff National Park. Maybe it’s because it lays in the valley that acted […]

The Spirit of Minnewanka

May 11, 2017

“This is not a site to wander alone in unless a person is blessed for such a mission, as spirits wander there without regard for those who hike this land; night camping might be quite […]

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 […]

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