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All That Glitters: Interview with Margo Talbot

Margo Talbot’s All That Glitters tells the story of her journey through addiction and depression and the healing she found in nature. In this interview, she tells us what that journey signifies for the greater mountain community and how we might empower ourselves in the context of COVID-19. [...]

Mountain Film Trailer: Motherload

Follow professional skiers and mothers Tessa Treadway (@freerangefamily) and Izzy Lynch (@izzy__lynch) as they carry the load of loss, life-changing events, and the love of their children into the mountains where they find the moments of peace, growth and healing that help them carry on. [...]

Pressing Pause on Print Publishing — For Now

Many publishers have been affected by COVID-19, and we have not been immune. Our advantage as an annual publication was that, for a time, we were somewhat unaffected. That is until our publishing cycle for the next volume was due to start. [...]

Get Stoked for Snow With This Apparel Prize Pack!

SHRED FEST might be a no-go this year, but we still want to celebrate the pre-season stoke with a giveaway! One lucky winner will take away this prize pack with items from K2, Monod Sports, CAPOW Guiding and Crowfoot Media (value $450 CAD!) See below for entry details. [...]

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. [...]