Campbell Scientific Canada opened their doors to community members as a part of the 2016 Mountain Festival in collaboration with the University of Alberta. As soon as we entered the Campbell facility, the sense of pride and community was immediately evident. Technical Sales Consultants walked the group through the history of weather measurements in Campbell’s unique facility museum featuring preserved antique weather sensors.
Mountain regions play a significant role in the cultural livelihoods of Indigenous peoples through story and song. As part of International Mountain Day 2016 celebrations at the University of Alberta, several speakers representing the Shúhtagot'ı̨nę shared their perspectives on the community’s history, way of life, stories and contemporary concerns.
Just in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary, Plains Bison are set to return to Banff National Park in 2017! As part of International Mountain Day 2016 celebrations, the Canadian Mountain Network partnered with Bison Belong, an education and advocacy organization, to bring together experts and the public in discussion of Parks Canada’s plan and the broader meaning of bison for indigenous communities in the region.
The Bow Valley celebrated International Mountain Day in true grassroots style. Through the combined efforts of Crowfoot Media, the Canadian Mountain Network, artsPlace, and the Banff Mountain Film Festival, Life @ Altitude brought together locals of all ages to enjoy an evening of talks, presentations, and films, all centred around a common passion: mountains.