Articles by: Bob Keelaghan


Airport art critics agree: this is the work of one painterly pachyderm. Photo: Bob Keelaghan

Elephant Art at the Edmonton Airport

Pachyderm versus Pollack: Lucy the Elephant’s paintings welcome visitors flying into Alberta’s capital How many times have you heard an amateur art critic preach, between […]

October 9, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences

Albo’s research suggests the building’s impressive architecture follows Masonic lineage all the way back to ancient Egypt. Photo by Bob Keelaghan

Manitoba Legislative Building’s Hermetic Code Tour and the riddle of the sphinx

A historical tour guide uncovers the mysterious Masonic codes of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg “You will become a more intelligent, better balanced and altogether […]

July 15, 2015 ×


Owner Dinku Tadesse and his wife Eline Baye operate Zahebesha Ethiopian Restaurant in Yellowknife, Canada’s most northerly city.

Eating African food near the Arctic Circle in Yellowknife

Wapawekka visits what may be the world’s most northerly Ethiopian restaurant African food in the Canadian north? Huh? The sign outside Zahebesha Ethiopian Restaurant on […]

June 30, 2015 ×


Musician Robyn Hitchcock says his first visit to a Western Canadian music festival was unlike anything he has experienced.

Western Canadian folk music festivals produce unrepeatable performances

Wapawekka discusses uniquely Western Canadian festival workshop sessions with musicians Travis Good of The Sadies and Robyn Hitchcock It’s a Western Canadian thing. A thousand […]

June 16, 2015 ×


Millarville Rodeo School 2015 students enjoy a bone-rattling taste of real rodeo competition. Photo Bob Keelaghan

I wanna be a cowboy: An Alberta rodeo education

Kissing the dirt at Millarville Rodeo School The chutes of the corral open. Out bursts a rampaging bronc, leaping off the ground and kicking dirt, […]

May 13, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences

The crowd swells at the Vancouver Island Music Festival. Photo by Jim Hegen

BC Music Festivals: Experience Live Music on Canada’s West Coast

The 2015 summer season promises diverse performances, unique workshop stages and gorgeous destinations Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 17 to 19, 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia […]

April 28, 2015 ×


The Legacy Trail allows for views that can only otherwise be seen though the window of a fast-moving car. Photo by Bob Keelaghan

Biking the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail

Canmore to Banff ride has scenic, alpine appeal Serious bikers and casual cyclists alike will want to ride the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail when visiting […]

April 1, 2015 ×


A carved musk ox skull (left), walrus skull (right), and whale bone carving of singing Inuit hunters in a long boat are certain conversation starters for sale at Gallery of the Midnight Sun

Souvenir shopping in Yellowknife

Where to find Ragged Ass T-shirts and uniquely northern First Nations art In search of adventure, you’ve travelled to Canada’s Northwest Territories, maybe the least […]

February 26, 2015 ×

Experiences, Food

he exterior of Bullock’s Bistro features an array of artifacts and advice. Photo: Bob Keelaghan

Try a fish fry at Yellowknife’s Bullock’s Bistro

Bullock’s fish-and-chips meals are loved by princes and paupers Sitting down for a plate of fish and chips at Bullock’s Bistro is a requisite dining […]

February 3, 2015 ×