Tag Archives: Banff

Whistler in brief

Whistler is very different from Banff in many respects.  It has a resident population of 10,500 compared with Banff’s 7,500 yet styles itself a village and nurtures that image.  Banff retains the character of a ‘frontier’ town, a place which … Continue reading

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Survival: skiing, snowboarding and ice hockey

A small part of the church service which I went to in the Banff Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning was to exchange with the person next to or close to you something which you regarded as a  blessing during the … Continue reading

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Rockies Rambling around Banff

Though the sight of the deer carcass on the frozen river was a sobering reminder that the Canadian Rockies are not just picturesque and benign but are nature in the raw (the previous blog post), Thursday’s rambling along the Bow … Continue reading

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Confessions of an inadequate skier

And so to the skiing.  Up at the Crack of Doom on Monday morning (05.30) in order to make an 06.30 start for the 2 hour journey from Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway westward past Banff and then to … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug!: Christmas and beyond

I regret that I don’t and never have, enjoyed Christmas.  Required jollity is not my thing.  Nor is the hyperventilating commercialisation which tries to drag behind it a vague connexion with the birth of Christ which the church does its … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 24: Footpaths – Grey Britain, Greece, Canadian Rockies.

The weather in the UK has been pretty grim over the last few days with dark grey skies and rain varying between heavy and torrential.  For 4 days now there have been 200 or more flood warnings with the South … Continue reading

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