Canada, eh? Two Days in Banff

Banff is a charming resort town set in the Canadian Rockies, known for its hiking, skiing and scenery.  It’s a bit like an Aspen of the north: a little ritzy and luxurious, with some olde world charm.  On the whole, it’s a nice town, albeit a bit touristy. Eric and I explored the area by … Continue reading

Canada, eh? Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Other Wonders

A few miles outside of Fort Macleod is the Head-Smashed-In (it feels so wrong to capitalize a preposition!) Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  For thousands of years, the Plains Indians would “hunt” bison here, by stampeding them over a sheer precipice.  The colorful name is derived from one of the young men of … Continue reading