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Birds of the Bow Valley – mountain chickadee

Birds of the Bow Valley – mountain chickadee

The penultimate edition of Birds of the Bow Valley features the mountain chickadee with its signature white eyebrow is indeed mainly found in mountain environments.
Amelie Patterson eager for return to Banff

Amelie Patterson eager for return to Banff

“I am really delighted to check in with the pulse of my hometown again to see how people, are and just express my gratitude for their support."
Birds of the Bow Valley – ruffed grouse

Birds of the Bow Valley – ruffed grouse

This week’s edition of Birds of the Bow Valley features the ruffed grouse, which is a species more often heard than seen.
Confidence grows through vulnerability for Shoe Project participants

Confidence grows through vulnerability for Shoe Project participants

The Shoe Project returns to Canmore and Banff with more stories from the Bow Valley’s immigrant and refugee women
Banff author's fantasy turned into reality

Banff author's fantasy turned into reality

Jordan Bartlett is a Banff-based author and just recently released the cover artwork for her second published work and first novel Contest of Queens.
Birds of the Bow Valley – White-faced ibis

Birds of the Bow Valley – White-faced ibis

Our Birds of the Bow Valley series shows the white-faced ibis – a large and colourful bird – that were not seen in Banff National Park until May, 2020. One was spotted by 14-year-old Charly Garrow, as reported by the Outlook, who was out for a walk with her father and said “it was just so magical” and they watched the bird for about an hour.
Birds of the Bow Valley – American redstart

Birds of the Bow Valley – American redstart

The Birds of the Bow Valley series hits the 10th week as the American redstart – a warbler species named for its similarity to a group of Old World birds that have red in the tail – is highlighted.
Historical fiction focuses on First World War-era Banff

Historical fiction focuses on First World War-era Banff

"When you have a book, and then you read about a fictitious person or a real person, and then you're going to the museum or certain locations, it’s 10 times better because now you're connecting with those places right away.”
Birds of the Bow Valley – Gray-crowned rosy-finch

Birds of the Bow Valley – Gray-crowned rosy-finch

Our Birds of the Bow Valley feature continues in Week 10 as the adult gray-crowned rosy-finch gathers food, presumably for young ones, on the shore of Lake Oesa at high elevation in Yoho National Park, just the other side of the Continental Divide from the Lake Louise area.
Canmore Summer Theatre Festival returns to magic of live shows

Canmore Summer Theatre Festival returns to magic of live shows

After adjusting to the pandemic last year CSTF will be returning to live in-person shows that will be performed outdoors for an authentic theatre in the park experience