Where Rivers Meet

Photographs and Stories from the Bow Valley and Kananaskis Country

Stephen Legault
ISBN 9781771602396
Hardcover | Release Date: May 14, 2018
Book Dimensions: 11 in x 8.5 in
208 Pages
$45.00 CAD

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 Ban 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.

About the Author

Stephen Legault is a full-time conservation activist, writer, photographer and organizational development consultant. He is the author of a number of historical and environmentally themed mysteries, including The End of the Line and The Third Riel Conspiracy, featuring Durrant Wallace, a sergeant with the North West Mounted Police in the late 1800s; The Slickrock Paradox and Black Sun Descending, a Red Rock Canyon Mystery set in Utah’s Canyonlands region; and The Vanishing Track and The Glacier Gallows, the most recent mysteries featuring Cole Blackwater, an environmentalist who finds himself solving crimes. Stephen is also the author of Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership, which he wrote based on his experience using the Tao Te Ching as a guide to his lifelong work to protect wilderness and wildlife, Running Toward Stillness (RMB, 2013), a meditation on Buddhist spiritual practice, running and parenthood, and several photography books. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his wife, Jenn, and two children, Rio and Silas.