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Going to the Sun Road – a tribute to early road builders

First published in the Globe and Mail Drive Section. Fifty miles of cliff hugging roads takes you to the sun and back You don’t “have to” take The Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. There are plenty of roads around the park. But, during the summer months when it is open for travel, it’s the route millions of enthusiastic travellers go out of the … Continue reading Going to the Sun Road – a tribute to early road builders

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Elephants never forget – neither will you

Aristotle once said the elephant was “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind. After watching Chishuru, a 2-metre tall African Elephant find my shoe in a heap of smelly sneakers and pass it to me, I have to agree with Aristotle. Those big floppy ears aren’t dumbo at all. Adventures with Elephants is a combination rescue, rehabilitation, research and educational facility an … Continue reading Elephants never forget – neither will you

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Teepee Town chairlift is the comfy couch of the Canadian Rockies

  Let’s see. I’ve got my boot warmers my mitt warmers, my neck warmer and now Sunshine Village in Banff National Park has my butt warmed. At 36 years old, Teepee Town was one of the older lifts at Sunshine Village and has always been plagued by chilly crosswinds on a slow ride to the top. Over the last year the lift was removed and … Continue reading Teepee Town chairlift is the comfy couch of the Canadian Rockies

Carol Pilon impresses the crowds at airshows around the world. Phot by Martine Giroux

Edmonton Airshow Features Canada’s only Wing Walker

“When it goes together right – you are in the moment and it feels great. It’s an awesome ride.” What would possibly make a beautiful young lady decide she needs to step out of a plane and stand on the wing while the plane dips and dives above a crowded airport? “It was a 3 second wing walker clip in a TV commercial,” says Carol … Continue reading Edmonton Airshow Features Canada’s only Wing Walker