Travel Alberta/Indigenous Tourism Alberta: Painted Warriors

Michael HingstonMarch 17, 2020 I’m standing in a barn in Mountain View County, a short drive from the Canadian Rockies, looking at the strangest bullseye I’ve ever seen. Instead of the colourful concentric circles on your typical dartboard, these are wobbly brown ovals, drawn onto the side of a…
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Travel Alberta/Indigenous Tourism Alberta: Jasper Tour Company

Michael HingstonMarch 11, 2020 Joe Urie loves to talk. Luckily, as one of the owners of Jasper Tour Company (along with his wife, Patti), Urie has no shortage of things to talk about—and no shortage of tourists, who come from all around the world to gobble up his colourful,…
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Travel Alberta/Indigenous Tourism Alberta: Mahikan Trails

Michael HingstonMarch 6, 2020 “Does anyone know what this is?” Jordan Ede looks around our group for an answer, though I suspect he knows he isn’t going to get one. We’re standing in the woods near Grotto Canyon, a few minutes’ drive from Canmore. Many of us in the…
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Travel Alberta/Indigenous Tourism Alberta: Métis Crossing

Michael HingstonMarch 11, 2020 When I step inside the front door of the Métis Crossing Cultural Centre, the first thing I see—and smell—is a roaring fire inside a tall, traditional stone fireplace. The spacious gathering room beyond, meanwhile, is bright and airy and seems to pull you right inside.
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