Braving the Glacier Skywalk

 Even though I’m afraid of heights, there’s plenty of places to pose and ponder along the Glacier Skywalk   "Come on, you can do it," coaxes the woman in uniform when she sees me falter. She is standing two feet away and 280 m (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley, on the glass-floored platform of the... Continue Reading →

Bears a Spring hazard on mountain golf courses

 Grizzlies are more frequently sighted in Jasper National Park than anywhere else in Alberta It's not often a resort golf course presents a hazard that could be life-threatening, but this is springtime and I'm playing in the Canadian Rockies, so I paused to read  the white warning notice stamped to a fence post by the tee... Continue Reading →

Bear spotting in Jasper National Park

Town's mascot Jasper the Bear comes to life   We didn't have to go into the woods to see a bear on this trip to Jasper. It ambled out to greet us as we slowed down to pass through the east entrance  of the National Park gate. Not 50 metres ahead on our left something big... Continue Reading →

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