We have recorded three stories of our time at Banff National Park. We found that we couldn’t describe our experience in just one way, so we decided on a mix of nature observations, travel notes, and editorial — all with plenty of illustrations, of course!

The first is a practical list of travel notes — a record of our activities over the two week period.
The second story is a journal of nature observations describing the wildlife and natural features that we came across.
The third story belongs to the bison, who came to Banff just one day after us.


These pieces were created through the Banff Artist In Residence program in Banff National Park from January 31 — February 14, 2017. You can learn more about us at emilydove.com and juliakuo.com. You can also write to us at emailmeinthewoods@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Emily Dove and Julia Kuo are two freelance illustrators who want to share their love for the environment through drawing and writing.