Peaks of the Parkway – Part 3

Peaks of the Icefields Parkway – Part 3 “A new world was spread at our feet; to the westward stretched a vast icefield probably never before seen by the human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed, and unclimbed peaks.” J Norman Collie, 1898 It may be...

Peaks of the Parkway – Part 2

Peaks of the Icefields Parkway – Part 2 “A new world was spread at our feet; to the westward stretched a vast icefield probably never before seen by the human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed, and unclimbed peaks.” J Norman Collie, 1898 It may be...

Peaks of the Parkway – Part 1

Peaks of the Icefields Parkway “A new world was spread at our feet; to the westward stretched a vast icefield probably never before seen by the human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed, and unclimbed peaks.” J Norman Collie, 1898 It may be hard to...

An interview with Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge By Matt Corlett, as told to Tammie Burak Sometime in the mid-1940’s, William (Bill) Hayhurst, a Jasper high school principal opened Sunwapta Tea House on lease land. He built some cabins. There was no power, no water. Bill was a bit...

People of the Parkway – Part 3. The Palliser Expedition

The Palliser Expedition, 1857-60 John Palliser was born in Ireland in 1817 to a wealthy family. He loved hunting and exploring and caught the passion for frontier life when on a hunting expedition in Missouri in 1847-48. He later conceived a plan to lead an expedition...