BADEK NEWS 46

First. It’s not a secret that Calgary is a magnet for immigration, but here’s an example of just how diverse the city really is: in the 2006 census, Calgarians identified themselves by more than 250 ethnic and/or national origins. That’s more than there are countries in the world. Second. Alberta consistently ranks first among provinces… Continue reading BADEK NEWS 46

My Legend about Natmuqcin, the Universal Giant who Once Hit his head on the Sky and Fell over, Creating the Rocky Mountains

At the dawn the Sun is beautiful, at the dusk it is beautiful too. At the happiness and unhappiness the Greats never change. They always remain the same, the Greats. Now the regions have the names: Ktumaxa (pronounced as” too-nah-ha”), Akisqnuk and others. Before it was one huge Universe and there lived one Universal Giant… Continue reading My Legend about Natmuqcin, the Universal Giant who Once Hit his head on the Sky and Fell over, Creating the Rocky Mountains

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“Great Things are Done when Men and Mountains Meet” William Blake

For a couple of  weeks in October 2011 we stayed at the Sunchaser Fairmount resort Villa, being dedicated travelers. Watch the photo show “Fairmount Villas 2011”: We are in the Columbia Valley, the home of outstanding natural beauty, endless recreation and warm, welcoming people. Since early 20-th century Canadians flocked here to marvel at the hot… Continue reading “Great Things are Done when Men and Mountains Meet” William Blake

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“Where the Clouds Can Go” by Conrad Kain (1883-1934), ” A Mountain Guide of Rare Spirit”

Watch the book presentation:“Where the Clouds can Go” by Conrad Kain We met the honorable name of Conrad Kain in Wilmer, Invermere, Windermere and got interested in him. Conrad Kain was born in Nasswald, Austria. Of all mountain guides who came to Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Conrad Kain was probably… Continue reading “Where the Clouds Can Go” by Conrad Kain (1883-1934), ” A Mountain Guide of Rare Spirit”

Brian and Cheryl from the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, Cranbrook, British Columbia, are Our To-day’s Tourist Guides

Brian and Cheryl are husband and wife, working at the Cranbrook Museum of Rail Travel. He issued the entrance tickets and programs (shown above) and then said addressing to us: “There she is, the dancing girl, your tour guide”. Before proceeding to the Museum we talked a little. Janko (1): Brian, can you remind us… Continue reading Brian and Cheryl from the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, Cranbrook, British Columbia, are Our To-day’s Tourist Guides

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In the Thompson Spirit: Exploring the Beginning of the Columbia River-Canal Flats , Hoodoo and Other Interesting Hikes

The fisherman with a big fish was our encounter when traveling on the trails ( his photo is shown here and a special song is also for him). The Fishing Song Inspired by the David Thompson Trail we started our hikes around the Fairmont Hot Springs: Historic, Orange Trail, Ktumaxa Trail, Mountain Creek Hike, Tukatas… Continue reading In the Thompson Spirit: Exploring the Beginning of the Columbia River-Canal Flats , Hoodoo and Other Interesting Hikes

On the Trail of David Thompson: the Village of Wilmer, Kootenae House, Pinelogs House, Lake Windermere (Part 2)

Listen to :Road to the Isles The trace they wished to leave, those daring, courageous pioneers is here, in Invermere. We invite you again on the trail of David Thompson. We are in the car, before the CPR overpass we turned left toward Panorama. Once over the Toby Creek Bridge we went right toward the… Continue reading On the Trail of David Thompson: the Village of Wilmer, Kootenae House, Pinelogs House, Lake Windermere (Part 2)

Who Told That Canada Does Not Have Culture? It Does Have. To Prove It: Let’s Go on the Trail of David Thompson (Part I)

The perception of culture is not only just to sit at the opera house listening to the wonderful music  and watching the ballets. Or hanging around the vernissages. That is what is all very important and interesting. On the other hand, there is another way to explore a nation’s culture: to go outdoors, to open… Continue reading Who Told That Canada Does Not Have Culture? It Does Have. To Prove It: Let’s Go on the Trail of David Thompson (Part I)