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November 29, 2018

On this day in 1885, Canada established its first national park. It was named after the Banffshire region in Scotland, where two of the original directors of the Canadian Pacific Railway were born.

More than a century later, Banff remains the most popular national...

October 10, 2018

Rouge National Urban Park is the first of its kind in Canada. When completed, it will be the largest urban park in North America, protecting a space roughly 22 times the size of Central Park in New York. 

Located 30 km outside Toronto, the park borders Scarborough, Mark...

January 15, 2018

Last winter, I got the chance to stay in one of the yurts at Fundy National Park. A massive blizzard had rolled through New Brunswick the week before and many of the snow banks were higher than the trail heads when I stopped at the visitor centre to check into my site....

September 10, 2017

Of all the national parks that I've visited, Riding Mountain surprised me the most. Located on the Manitoba Escarpment, a long stretch of steep hills dating back 65 million years, the park rises from the surrounding farmland like an island in a sea of prairies....

August 31, 2017

When I applied to grad school, I had to decide what topic I wanted to write about for my two-year MFA program at the University of King's College. There were plenty of ideas floating around in my head, but each time I tried to put something down on paper, I couldn't st...

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