The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s has a new Executive Director with quite an impressive résumé! The River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum Society recently appointed Linden Roberts to the position, which she began in late April. She has spent her career working in museums throughout the world. Most recently, she worked for We The Curious in Bristol, England, but she has also worked at Ontario Science Centre, the Royal Alberta Museum, Body Worlds, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Her global experience includes everything from exhibit design to project management.

Roberts will be a great asset to the museum, and she is also enthusiastic about her new role. Roberts said, “I’m excited about this position. We have a motivated, qualified and dynamic team here, which I hope to build on. I’m here to help the museum reach its potential. This facility is an investment in Northern Alberta.”

Roberts prior experience gives her a good perspective of how unique and important the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum really is. She said, “No other museum offers quite this opportunity. There’s a real bone bed nearby for visitors to truly experience paleontology. The Museum is about this place, not a portal to somewhere else. There is also active, ongoing research.”

In addition to the physical geography around the museum, it also has the benefit of being near the youthful population of the Grande Prairie area. Roberts plans to keep an intergenerational experience at the forefront of the museum’s mission. She also plans to strengthen the museum’s financial position and prominence as a regional attraction and tourist destination.

We wish Roberts well in her new position, and look forward to seeing how the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will continue to engage the community and beyond!

Read the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum’s press release here.

Your photos taken in Alberta and British Columbia could be prize-worthy!

Ever since we launched Experience the Mountain Parks in 2006, we’ve hosted an annual Reader Photo Contest in that magazine. And as our family of Experience Travel Guides has grown, we’ve expanded our contests to include Selfie Contests, Reader Surveys, a Trivia Quiz and even a Honeymoon Contest!

If you win one of our contests, you get more than just bragging rights. Our sponsors have donated some incredible prize packages. These are prizes you’ll never forget, including amazing vacation packages.  These words from a recent winner warmed our hearts: “I am absolutely speechless and nearly in tears. I’m just at work but will write a lengthier email when I have a chance. I don’t have any words to express how thankful I am to all of you. Thank you so much!”

We are currently running several photos contests, including the Cowboy Trails Photo Contest that ends November 24. Check them all out on our Contest Page at

Whether you’ve taken a photo of the stunning mountain scenery, a dinosaur replica, or an authentic western scene, we have a contest for you. Be sure to check our contest page to see our current contests, prize packages, and entry deadlines.

a beautiful evening sunset over wooden swings with the canadian rocky mountains in behind

We’re pleased to present our 12th annual Experience the Mountain Parks Photo contest! Experience Travel Guides has provided our readers with at least one contest prize or prize package each year since the launch of Experience the Mountain Parks in the spring of 2006.

This year, we were pleased to partner with Sunshine Village, Tourism Radium Hot Springs and other great businesses to give you the chance to win an amazing 2 Night Sunshine Getaway and a 2 Night Getaway to Radium.



If you upload a high res copy (300 DPI) of your photo, we will consider using it in our next issue. Perhaps it will be our next cover shot!
The maximum file size you can upload on the site is 2 Mb. If your image file is larger than that, please email

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Sunshine Village Getaway The Camera Store logo
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Room for a family of 4
  • Dining Room(s) Gift Certificate
  • Gondola Passes for 4
  • Interpretive Guided Hike Sunshine Meadows
  • About a $1,500 value to be given to the prize winner in the form of a letter or gift certificate



Radium Getaway

  • KHMR Logo v22 night stay at Cobblestone Creek Cottage & Lodging Co
  • Pool Passes for Radium Hot Springs
  • Round of Golf for 2 people mid week at the Radium Course




Eligibility: Contestants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of CMI Publishing and the contest sponsors are not eligible. There is no limit on the number of entries that any one contestant can submit.

Entry Deadline: Entries will be received until 11:59 pm MST, February 15, 2018.

Photo Submissions: Are limited to photos taken within the mountain parks of Alberta and British Columbia. Digital images should be saved as JPEGs, in CMYK mode at 300 DPI. All images should have minimum dimensions of 4” by 6”.

All entries must include the name and contact information of the photographer, a caption for the photo, and specifics on the date and location as to when the image was taken.

Here’s How to Enter:

  • Mail your entry to: CMI Publishing, 116 Parkview Way SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 4M8.
  • Complete your Photo Contest Entry and Upload your image(s) here.
  • Email your entry to


Photo submissions will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, creativity, composition, and overall impact. The winners hereby agree to have their names, photos, and entries published by CMI Publishing on our web sites and in subsequent editions (both print and digital) of Experience the Mountain Parks. Judging of the entries will be conducted by a panel of professional photographers. All decisions by the judging panel will be final.

Rights: Photographic submissions remain the property of the photographer. The sponsors reserve full usage rights of all entries for a period of three years, without cost, for use in tourism brochures, and any other corporate promotional materials. CMI Publishing reserves the right to showcase all winning and honourable mention photography indefinitely within printed and digital editions of Experience the Mountain Parks, on the CMI Publishing website and within contest promotional material. Sponsor rights shall not include the sale of submitted photographs to other parties or other commercial use. Photo credits will be provided where possible at the discretion of the sponsors.

Good luck!


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