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Canadian Rockies: to the top of Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain used to be called ‘Sleeping Buffalo’ by the indigenous Nakoda people because from certain directions it looks like ………. a sleeping buffalo.  Knew a thing or two about naming places did the original inhabitants of North America.  Now … Continue reading

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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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