The shortest and steepest of Parks Canada’s three guided hikes in the Burgess Shale fossil beds, Mount Stephen is a trilobite lover’s dream! And the views are terrific, too.
Parks Canada added a third option to its menu of Burgess Shale guided hikes this summer. We did their Wolcott Quarry hike back in 2009. Five years later, we joined the second (ever) offering of the new guided hike to the Stanley Glacier. It’s an easy 10 km hike with lots of appeal: fire, ice, […]
“Yoho” is a Cree expression of awe and wonder, and our day in Yoho Valley did not disappoint. On the bus ride there, we passed under several wildlife corridors, which have proven successful at allowing animals safe passage over the highways while reducing insurance claims for vehicle accidents. Our first stop was at the Yoho […]
Is it because they think we already have enough trees?
We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]
Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Contest. Brown Bear Up Close (Ursus arctos). Katmai Wilderness, Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. “I created several images as the bear rose and then retreated to the far shore. This shot, with the bear gazing directly at me, was the best.” Photo and caption by Robert Amoruso / Smithsonian Wilderness […]
I think that wolverines are intriguing animals that are worth studying. They are the largest member of the weasel family, but they’re so big and have such long and thick fur that they look more liked a small bear than a weasel. Though the animals have a wide range in British Columbia, they aren’t common […]