You’ve likely seen or heard of those lists in trashy magazines at the grocery store checkout – “10 things in every woman’s purse”. The chances that every woman has the exact same ten items in their purse is rather slim. However, what is in a […]
A few years ago, there was a campaign lead by Tourism Australia, promoting “the best job in the world,” something about being a glamorized janitor on an island in the Great Barrier Reef. I would argue they were completely wrong about it being the best […]
A few years ago I overheard a second hand story involving an Inuit whose logic is irrefutable. The story is that of an elder’s argument pertaining to climate change and the impact of scientific exploration. If two equal volumes of ice are placed in water, a solid block of ice will melt more slowly than crushed ice. With this premise in mind, consider the impact of huge Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers traversing the polar ice cap and consider the impact of oceanographic researchers drilling more and more holes in the ice – both increasing overall ice surface area. To argue with this elder’s logic is difficult. Yes, breaking ice into smaller pieces does result in faster melting. However, what has a much greater impact on melting ice is raising the water and air temperature.
If you know of Dr Alan Grant, you should visit Drumheller, Alberta at least once in your life. In Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, the fictional badass paleontologist is first introduced digging in the Montana badlands. For those dino-die-hards living in Canada, Montana might be rather […]
Over at the ol’ fish bowl the current promotion to entice visitors through the doors is called ‘Up Close’, it’s a chance to see and experience what goes on behind the scenes. One part of this promotion included the rebranding of graphics throughout the many galleries of the Aquarium. The new graphics show visitors what crazy shenanigans take place behind the scenes through captivating and engaging photos. Yes, this sounds like a great idea. Yet, it’s important to consider that most areas of the Aquarium typically unseen by the public aren’t exactly visually pleasing. The brightly lit colourful exhibits that visitors see in the galleries are a stark contrast to the dark cramped hallways overflowing with dripping pipes and wires. (more…)
Bowron Lake Provincial Park is one of those hidden gems in our province that the majority of yoga-pant-wearing tribal-band-tattooed weekend warriors have yet to discover. Somehow it still draws thousands of people every year from all across the world. The park is east of Quesnel, […]
Literature details an eleven hour round trip with an elevation gain of roughly 1700 metres over 28’ish kilometres. The summit of Black Tusk sits at around 2,300 metres and provides some truly spectacular views – sometimes. Those who make their way to the top are divided into two groups; those who spend two days on the way up and those who do the whole thing in one day. (more…)
The elusive yookeroo remains elusive, however, the pursuit has lead to a few interesting finds and photos. It’s amazing what’s encountered during a stationary six hour stake out in the woods. Birds, bears, Bambi, and snails seem to emerge from the under growth all at […]