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See western Canada through new eyes!

Now you can experience the stories behind the scenery.

Watch quietly as a distant grizzly feeds on berries. Study a golden eagle soaring high above the mountain summits. Marvel at the bugling call of a bull elk or the mournful howl of the coyote. Feel your heart pound as you relive the stories of pioneers and explorers.

Experiences like these will bring
you to the mountains and...
...our expert guides are here to deliver!

Benefit from years of field experience. Our guides are in the field every day. They know where the animals have been spotted and where you are most likely to see one. Increase your chance of spotting unusual animals, birds and wildflowers by teaming up with an expert.

Imagine the challenges faced by early explorers. Our gifted storytellers will relate stories of adventure and danger. Hear about plain folk accomplishing impossible tasks on a daily basis.

Follow the footsteps of the pioneers. Get off the pavement and hike the routes made famous by the likes of David Thompson, George Simpson and Hell's Bells Rogers.

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Ward Cameron is a naturalist, historian, author, photographer and storyteller. He has been bringing the natural and human history of the west to life since 1983. For a truly unique Canadian Rockies Experience, give us a call!  Ward Cameron Enterprises has developed the single most complete source on the natural history of the Rockies. Visit today and access the skills to become an expert naturalist. 

Use this site as your Reference to western Canada

Skier on Parker's Ridge, Jasper National Park, Alberta - photo by Ward CameronThe Canadian west has been attracting visitors since the hammering of the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. From that moment on, the rails have brought a seemingly endless number of visitors to the mountains to marvel at their snow-capped majesty. World class hotels like the Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise and Victoria's Empress allowed travelers to experience the mountains in quiet luxury. 

It wasn't long before the CPR hit upon the perfect marketing ploy--the Rockies were an ocean of unclimbed, unnamed peaks. Mountain climbers flocked to the west with hemp ropes and woolen knickers. The rush was on! Since climbing was a gentleman's sport, the Banff Springs Hotel, and Glacier House in Roger's Pass, benefited from the traffic. Unfortunately, with the rush to the summit, it was only a matter of time before an accident occurred. In 1896, Philip Abbott became the first climbing fatality in the Canadian Rockies. After his death, the Canadian Pacific Railway began to import Swiss guides. These well trained experts became a fixture in the mountains and this tradition continues today.