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Walk to the wildflowers

Walk to the wildflowers

Prolonged winters wreak havoc with would-be wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains, shortening the summer season to a mere interruption between falling and melting snow.

All That Glitters reveals climber's addiction, passion

When Bow Valley climber Karen McNeill disappeared on Alaska’s Mount Foraker in June 2006, the realization that her close friend was dead hit Margo Talbot ‘like a Mack truck.

Spring Creek Muse celebrates Canmore creek

Spring Creek is short as far as creeks go. The spring-fed creek begins just east of Sixth Avenue and flows to the end of Spring Creek Mountain Village (SCMV) where it joins Policeman’s Creek.

Centre to launch new series

From across Canada and across the Atlantic, The Banff Centre will kick off its new The Club Series, this fall. The Club Series was created with the goal of putting indie and emerging artists in front of music lovers in the Bow Valley.
Mudmen to close Highland Games

Mudmen to close Highland Games

What with the skirl of bagpipes everywhere, sheepdogs running around, wee lads and lassies dancing and the grunts of big guys emanating from the heavy sports competition, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting band than Mudmen to wrap up the 21st annual

Banff Centre presents indigenous dance

Javier Dzul has come a long way. Born in the jungles of Mexico, he was taught how to dance by his shaman parents of a Mayan tribe.
Sean Burns helps people forget about all the bull

Sean Burns helps people forget about all the bull

Sean Burns’ latest western tour has already had two casualties. On Friday (Aug. 19), the Ontario-based singer-songwriter’s car window was smashed and his guitar taken. It happened in Edmonton, the day after playing there.
Mozart classic returns to The Banff Centre

Mozart classic returns to The Banff Centre

Opera fans will have twice the excitement to rave about this weekend. In addition to the new production of Lillan Alling, The Banff Centre will present the classic opera Cosi Fan Tutte, Friday and Sunday (Aug. 19 and 21).
Reggae mountaineers invade Valley

Reggae mountaineers invade Valley

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music has returned to Banff, hellbent on playing the region’s ‘wildest’ venue. The eight-member reggae-ska-funk extravaganza will take to the stage at Wild Bill’s, Sunday (Aug. 21).

Lower lake a Kananaskis gem

My favourite fly fishing author has always been John Gierach.