Where Rivers Meet
Photographs and Stories from the Bow Valley and Kananaskis CountryStephen Legault
About the Book
This beautifully produced follow-up to Earth and Sky: Photographs and Stories from Montana and Alberta takes the reader into the glorious front range and spectacular backcountry environs of one of Alberta’s most popular and inspiring mountain landscapes.
Until the 1980s, Kananaskis Country, the Bow Valley and Canmore were places most people drove past on their way to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper and points beyond. Today, Kananaskis Country gets more than three million visitors a year, and Canmore is a town twice the size of Banff. Encompassing a dizzying array of natural environments, from grasslands and foothills to deep mountain valleys and sweeping alpine vistas, Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley attract visitors from around the world each year to this mountain paradise. Calgarians consider this landscape to be their backyard and they turn to it for recreation, solace and wilderness adventure. Where Rivers Meet will bring the beauty and wonder of this profound landscape and its wild creatures to visitors from around the world and local residents alike.
This artistically designed coffee table book features over 200 black and white and colour images together with short essays and personal reflections on natural history, geology, the cultural background and the region’s communities, as well as the threats and solutions to development and social challenges found throughout Kananaskis Country and the Bow Valley.