Chapter Eleven – Closing Time

Well here we are. Me, you, and the end of another summer. This summer, I am happy to report, was the kind of summer that songs are written about. Maybe not in regards to the weather - we did spend most of the last 4 months wearing long pants and hoodies - but certainly in … Continue reading Chapter Eleven – Closing Time


Chapter Ten – Dog Days

I am so sorry. Turns out I'm really quite horrible at keeping a blog on any kind of schedule. I do have my excuses though... As the title may hint, we have reached the point of the summer where the days are hot, the crowds thick, and the questions tiring. I am immensely enjoying working … Continue reading Chapter Ten – Dog Days

Chapter Eight – The Storm

Well it's that time of year again: Summertime. If that doesn't instill a mild sense of panic in you then you've clearly never had to witness summer in Banff. This year started off with a particularly massive bang in that Canada Day happened to fall on a Friday, making it not only the beginning of … Continue reading Chapter Eight – The Storm


Chapter Five – Kindred Spirits

One of the hardest parts about starting a new job is getting to know your new coworkers. For me, despite how hard I try not to do this, its always Will they like me? Will I like them? What if we don't get along?! When I started at the beginning of May, one other guy … Continue reading Chapter Five – Kindred Spirits


Chapter Four – Quality Time

Part of what makes coming back to Banff in the summers so easy is that while I'm here I live with my parents. And like the stereotypical student that I am, I live in their basement. This works well as it keeps us all out of each others' way - especially in the morning when … Continue reading Chapter Four – Quality Time


Chapter Three – The Roads Now Taken

In the autumn of 1905 the province of Alberta was formed under the Canadian Confederation, the 11th out of an eventual 13 provinces and territories. By this time the Rocky Mountain Park had already been expanded twice, turning MacDonald's original 26²km park into a whopping 11,400²km one. It would later be downsized and tweaked until … Continue reading Chapter Three – The Roads Now Taken


Chapter One – Transitory Nature

Welcome to the jungle. Watch out for ground squirrels, they bite.