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Snow Season Walks in Canmore

Winter, like any other time of year, is a great season for being out and about in Canmore. The amazing mountain scenery enhances any outdoor activity, whether pond skating, cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing or simply (Nordic) walking. Heading out on familiar trails, time after time, could be boring. But by choosing to observe the changing of seasons and search out previously unnoticed details, it’s possible to enjoy the same trails season after season, and year after year…

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ILLUMINATIONS: human/nature

ILLUMINATIONS: human/nature was conceived for people like me! Billed as a participative art experience incorporating history and nature, I expected a mash-up of art and nature featuring tons of lights and projected images, triggered by walking or touching something while enjoying the great outdoors in Banff National Park. While most of those elements were part of the experience, for me, the participative aspect fell short. Our group focused primarily on doing what needed to be done to move on to the next way station and there wasn’t much discussion or sharing of perspectives. I do really like the overall concept of a short-run, multi-media, site relevant art installation celebrating Canada’s parks quite appealing and hope for they’ll be another opportunity to experience art in nature before Canada 200 rolls around.

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Winter Break in Canmore

For the fifth year in a row, we enjoyed almost two weeks in Canmore over winter break, including Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year. Although it was pretty cold for several days, Mr. GeoK and I went out for several long walks. As always, we carried our cameras and our bear spray (yes, the bears…

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Winter Photo Walk: Canmore

Thanks to parent/teacher interviews on Thursday and Friday, we got away for a 3-day weekend in Canmore, perfectly timed to enjoy fresh snow – and plenty of it! We got right to it, spending the first hour of our visit shoveling more than 30 cm (12 inches) of snow off our back deck. We were…