First Nations heritage spawning new interest in western Canada

Long before the Canadian Rockies were called the Rockies and became dotted with European place names such as Banff, Jasper and Prince George, the region was home to hundreds of early societies. These were Canada’s First Nations, settlers who migrated from northeast Asia, lived close to the elements and followed the rhythms of nature. They […]

Living wild in the Canadian Rockies 

Elk near Yellowhead Pass on the Journey through the Clouds route. In 1928, a 26-year-old Ansel Adams joined a Sierra Club expedition to the Canadian Rockies, trekking deep into Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park. Exploring the alpine slopes, glaciers and waterfalls, Adams photographed them in striking, almost abstract compositions of striated rock and ice that prefigured his later, more famous, images of the […]