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Excerpt: All-Time High

An unprecedented number of visitors are heading to Banff National Park, with a million more tourists passing through the gates in just the last five years. Has the beloved park reached its limits? [...]

Excerpt: Up, at Work

Chris Perry doesn’t mind that you’ve never heard of him, but you should. Geoff Powter profiles one of the Rockies’ most prolific routebuilders and discovers what motivates him to set the path for others to follow. [...]

The Aftermath of Mountain Tragedy

We all know things can go wrong in the mountains. We prepare ourselves by taking courses, gearing up, and carrying our emergency beacons. But are we prepared for what comes after a trauma? [...]

The Expat Advantage

Long before Ja-Pow was an annual pilgrimage for Canadians, Japanese skiers and riders were moving to the Bow Valley. They've stayed, raised families and thrived in business, including guiding clients throughout the Rockies. Meet two such ACMG-accredited ski guides: Yuji Akiyama and Katsu Goto. [...]

Win a Getaway to Kananaskis Mountain Lodge!

When life returns to "normal," you'll no doubt longing for some fresh air and relaxation in Canada's first national park. So, we've teamed up with Baker Creek Mountain Resort to bring you this getaway prize package (value $750 CAD)! [...]

Excerpt: Masters of Mountain Knowledge

They have achieved the pinnacle of Rockies knowledge. Master Interpreters are integral members of the Interpretive Guides Association, nominated by their peers to receive the highest accreditation for knowledge sharing. The Canadian Rockies Annual put three such interpreters to the test with questions crowd-sourced from our readers. 
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The Mountain Surf Scene

A man striding across the sands of Waikiki wearing wool plaid and carrying an ice axe is about as natural as surf culture in the Rocky Mountains. Mountain folk are meant to float down or paddle up rivers in the Canadian way: seated in a canoe. But a few forms of surfing have taken hold in these mountains and brought surf culture with them. [...]

Excerpt: Believe and Begin

Mt. Everest has followed Sharon Wood wherever she goes since her historic ascent of the peak in 1986. Over three decades later, her memoir Rising not only chronicles that achievement, but also culminates a writing process as challenging as the climb itself. [...]

Excerpt: Lost Obelisks of the Rockies

Jerry Auld walks through history and into the alpine to discover a piece of Alberta’s heritage, finding evidence that hasn't seen sunlight since it was first placed. [...]

Mountain Film Release: Choosing to Live

While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple. In a single year, she would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook. As she pedalled, her story transformed. From sadness and loss to a profound celebration of both his life and her own unique journey, she was choosing to live. [...]

Win a Getaway to Baker Creek Mountain Resort

When life returns to "normal," you'll no doubt longing for some fresh air and relaxation in Canada's first national park. So, we've teamed up with Baker Creek Mountain Resort to bring you this getaway prize package (value $750 CAD)! [...]

A Calling Amidst a Crisis

On Banff Avenue, where COVID-19 has brought business to a standstill, a local distiller hasn't fully stopped operations. Instead, it is pivoting its equipment towards a new purpose. [...]

Giveaway: Books + Brews is Back!

We've teamed up with Rocky Mountain Books and Banff Roasting Company to bring you our latest giveaway, valued at $240 CAD! This "Books and Brews" pack features an assortment of books and coffee products [...]

Excerpt: The Freedom to Roam

Many of us can remember a time when carefree, unstructured days spent outside were the norm. But today’s children – even those in mountain towns – live in a world dominated by screens, safety concerns and over-scheduling. So, what can we do about it? These two stories show what can happen when you break the mould and let kids be, well, kids. [...]

Win a Fjällräven Keb Touring Down Jacket

Here's one for men or ladies: one lucky winner this month is going to receive a Fjallraven Keb Touring Down Jacket (value $550 CAD!). This light and compressible goose down jacket is perfect for chilly winter outings. [...]

UNLTD: Celebrating a Quarter Century of Shred and Skate

In an industry that can sometimes have a reputation for serving sass and crass, UNLTD is dedicated to sprinkling positivity everywhere, from the ski hills to the skateboard parks. It’s this different attitude that has helped to outfit skateboarders and snowboarders in carefully-selected, top brands for the past 25 years. [...]

Giveaway: The Perfect Package for Book and Coffee Lovers!

We've teamed up with Rocky Mountain Books and Kicking Horse Coffee to bring you our latest giveaway, valued at $500 CAD! This "Books and Brews" pack features an assortment of books and coffee products – the perfect combo as we head into winter and a season of outdoor play followed by well-earned downtime. See our entry information below for how you can win this prize package! [...]

What does it take to get the mountain ready for winter?

Opening Day. It's the day all ski and snowboard enthusiasts look forward to – a chance to be among the first up the chair and down the slopes. But opening a mountain for skiing isn't as simple as turning on a lightbulb – far from it. Sarah Magyar from the Lake Louise Ski Resort walks us through what goes on behind the scenes. [...]

Win the Ultimate Lake Louise Getaway

We've teamed up with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Crowfoot Media Partner Lake Louise Ski Resort to bring you an incredible prize package so you and a lucky companion can enjoy winter at its best in Lake Louise. [...]