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 […]

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 […]

The Colourful History of Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills

April 5, 2019

If you haven’t realized it by now I enjoy exploring old frontier forts that are scattered across western Canada. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Fort Whoop-Up in Lethbridge, Fort Normandeau near Red Deer, and Fort Calgary in its namesake […]

Wild Jobs Part Eleven: Snow Groomer

February 11, 2019

It’s been awhile since I’ve published a new story in my series highlighting Wild Jobs. Just recently I had the pleasure of collaborating with the Lake Louise Ski Resort again for the latest installment of […]

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. […]

Ancient Ice

September 7, 2017

“The view that lay before us in the evening light was one that does not often fall to the lot of modern mountaineers. A new world was spread at our feet: to the westward stretched […]

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 […]

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