January often feels like the longest month in Banff, days are short and cold, and whilst there are plenty of lovely cosy places to warm up with a delicious hot chocolate, it’s the time we naturally start dreaming of the … Read More

Into the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness as my mum always says.  The days are getting colder and shorter, the sun is noticeably lower in the sky and the stars and the moon are crisp in the night sky.  … Read More


Thanksgiving has to be one of my favourite North American holidays.  To me, who knows very little about the origins and significance of this holiday, it’s basically a prelude to Christmas.  I just did a quick search on the origins … Read More

There are some weeks that the global situation feels very close, very real and very scary.  This week was one of them, and it makes me recognise how fortunate I am to live in a community where I feel safe … Read More

Rye Whiskey in the backcountry

Although summer is well and truly underway, Calgary Stampede kicks things up another notch or 5!  “The Greatest Show on Earth” lives up to it’s hype and draws Cowpeople from all corners of the earth for 10 days of rodeo, … Read More

In case you hadn’t heard, Canada reached a milestone this year and on July 1st the country erupted in celebrations as it turned 150 years young!  As one TV pundit said – you can tell a country is young when … Read More

SkiMo crew - photo by Kylee Ohler

Thursday evening the Alpine Club of Canada’s HQ in Canmore was filled with laughter and lively stories. We gathered in the spirit of camaraderie to raise money for Michelle Katchur Roberts’ campaign to compete in World Championships in Italy this … Read More