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Banff art walk invites visitors to reconnect with nature

Banff art walk invites visitors to reconnect with nature

Starting near the Banff Park Museum and finishing near the top of Bow Falls the 1.5-kilometre tree-lined trail features the work of 20 Bow Valley artists
Birds of the Bow Valley – Red-winged blackbird

Birds of the Bow Valley – Red-winged blackbird

The ninth week of Birds of the Bow Valley has photographer Michael W. Potter highlight the male Red-winged Blackbird, which is well-known for its colours and for its gurgling song. The female is streaky brown with reddish highlights.
Bow Valley Bandits feeling the love ahead of Banff punk show

Bow Valley Bandits feeling the love ahead of Banff punk show

A free “for the locals by the locals” punk rock show returns to the stage Sunday (July 25) at the Elk and Oarsman in Banff.
Birds of the Bow Valley – Common loon

Birds of the Bow Valley – Common loon

The seventh week of Birds of the Bow Valley has photographer Michael W. Potter give us a glimpse a familiar bird in the common loon – an evocative symbol of wilderness, renowned for its haunting calls.
Birds of the Bow Valley – Common Yellowthroat

Birds of the Bow Valley – Common Yellowthroat

The seventh week of Michael W. Potter's Birds of the Bow Valley series features the common yellowthroat – a species of warbler – and small colourful birds known for their bubbly songs.
Solo exhibit pushes boundaries of viewers imagination

Solo exhibit pushes boundaries of viewers imagination

McKeown channelled her creativity over the past year and a half, into self-portraiture and still life, eventually building up a large enough body of work for her first solo exhibition
Geology guidebook inspires summer road trips

Geology guidebook inspires summer road trips

Growing up in Canmore, I was a victim of the Bow Valley bubble; it was as if nothing existed beyond Calgary, aside from the Okanagan and the West Coast, of course. So, it took me a long time to realize there’s a spectacular province beyond the Rocky Mountains. I would have learned that much sooner if I had Dale Leckie’s new guidebook, The Scenic Geology of Alberta: A Roadside Touring and Hiking Guide.
Birds of the Bow Valley – Canada Jay

Birds of the Bow Valley – Canada Jay

The sixth week of Birds of the Bow Valley has photographer Michael W. Potter giving us a look at the Canada Jay in time for Canada Day. This is a bird familiar to campers, hikers and skiers and is a typical resourceful member of the crow family.
Birds of the Bow Valley – juvenile Red-Breasted Nuthatch

Birds of the Bow Valley – juvenile Red-Breasted Nuthatch

In the fourth week of Birds of the Bow Valley, Michael W. Potter looks at the spotted sandpiper. A precocious bird that is almost immediately active after hatching and looks like a fuzz ball on quite long legs.
Virtual tours open exhibit to wider audience

Virtual tours open exhibit to wider audience

“It’s very intimate because it is a one-on-one tour. I can provide a lot of context to the exhibit, which is important because it delves into some difficult subject matter, and it is such complex work.”