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Canadian Rockies: history, bio-engineering and a strange world of ice and steam

The principle legacies of what is now known as ‘The Cave and Basin’, the location of the original Banff thermal springs, are not insignificant.  They include the town of Banff itself, Banff National Park, and the other 42 National Parks … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: global weather patterns, local effects: wrapped in thermals not cotton wool

In January the Canadian Rockies normally experience very cold conditions.  When I first came to Banff in the winter of 2010/11 the warmest temperature in the month from mid-December to mid-January was minus 15oC and most mornings the short walk … Continue reading

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