Chainsaws are the indisputable kings of power tools. There’s not a man alive who doesn’t immediately devolve into Tim Allen ape grunting seconds after hearing the sputtered pops of a chainsaw being started. When the throttle is fully engaged and the screaming metal shrieks through a neighbourhood, like DIY meerkats, men turn their heads to […]
Brace yourselves, folks, what I’m about to do here may be sacrilege to some of you. I’m about to write a review of Whistlers campground in Jasper National Park despite having never actually camped there. Now before you click away to watch kitten videos in hopes of calming your indignation, let me assure you that […]
Rarely does a camping trip peak during the drive to one’s destination, but if you’re heading to Jasper from Calgary this is every bit the possibility. I’ll say this ad nauseam, but Icefields Parkway is a treasure of a highway. Wow! The views are beyond spectacular and last for hundreds of kilometers.
I sometimes wonder if born and raised Western Canadians truly understand the uniqueness of their situation with regards to the national parks system. This is especially true of Albertans and British Columbians living on the door step of the glorious mountain parks known throughout the world. Having grown up in Southern Ontario, national parks were […]
For twenty seconds, it felt like the opening scene of a CSI episode, only real. Very, unnervingly, real. A sudden flood of adrenaline jolted my heart as my mind frantically tried to rationalize what I was seeing in the driver’s side mirror. I had just reversed our utility trailer full of roots and dirt into […]