Bamfield – Intro to Marine Sciences

One Sunday morning in late September, Mr. GeoK dropped K and I at the Calgary International Airport a few minutes before 6 o’clock. A throng of grade 9 students (and their parents) already crowded the WestJet check-in area. Shortly after we joined the mass, boarding passes were distributed. Once all the members of group 6…

Home preserves

Fort Steele – Apprenticeship Program

One of the great things about spending 4 days / 3 nights at Fort Steele as a grade 7 student at the Calgary Science School is the opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the prevalent jobs / trades of the 1890s. K thought this was the best thing about going to Fort Steele and…

Fort Steele Animals

The agricultural team at Fort Steele works with a variety of domesticated farm animals to offer demonstrations of farm life in the late 1800s. There are several Clydesdale horses on the site and a new foal was born 9 days before we were at Fort Steele. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get a got picture…

Fort Steele NWMP Barracks

Fort Steele

Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1925, more than 40 years passed before restoration of Fort Steele got underway in the late 1960s. Today, the Fort Steele townsite boasts more than 60 restored/reconstructed buildings, a small railway line, heritage livestock and gardens, a museum and on-going demonstrations of old-time trades. Fort Steele sees…