Wild Jobs Part Thirteen: Mountaineering Guide

March 18, 2019

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” ~John Lubbock When asked about […]

Vintage Photographs of Kananaskis Through The Years

February 21, 2019

2018 marked the 40th Anniversary of Kananaskis Country, one of the province’s flagship outdoor destinations. Although Premiere Lougheed introduced Kananaskis to Albertans as a provincial park back in 1978 this mountain paradise was around a […]

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 […]

Off The Beaten Path

April 2, 2018

“It’s the journey, not just the destination.”                                                  ~Moose Trail Overland Mantra […]

The Horseman Rides Forever

February 1, 2018

If you believe in legends you’ll want to know about the shadowy figure that lurks in the Elk Valley near the mountain town of Fernie, British Columbia. According to local lore William Fernie, the man […]

Britches on a Branch

December 22, 2017

Sometime around the middle of the twentieth century a new species of tree was found blooming in the vicinity of a mountain resort. This tree was unlike any other plant species previously discovered. It would […]

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. […]

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 […]

Fat Tire Revolution

November 30, 2016

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”                         […]

Share The Chair

September 16, 2016

If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you frequently visit Banff National Park, the closest national park to Calgary. It’s easy to see why people flock to Canada’s flagship park; breathtaking mountain vistas, cascading […]

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