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2019 Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest

Running this year June 21-23, 2019, Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a three-day festival with a buffet of ‘for fun’ activities. Celebrate mountain bike culture, Canadian Rockies style! In support of MTB associations across the region. [...]

Excerpt: Leading the Way

It’s the ultimate question for many women, yet not all spend their working hours hanging off mountains and helicopter slings. How does motherhood fit in the picture for a mountain guide? [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned: Lloyd “Kiwi” Gallagher

As a climber, member of Canada's 1982 expedition to Mt. Everest, ACMG guide, Summit of Excellence Award winner, and beloved member of the Banff community, Lloyd "Kiwi" Gallagher has had many such moments. Turning 80 this year, Kiwi shares what he's learned throughout his many decades spent in the mountains.  [...]

10 Keys to a Perfect Spring in Jasper National Park

Spring is here, and it's glorious. Now is the perfect time to plan your springtime adventure in Jasper, whether it's sneaking in some last turns on the slopes, riding the waves with river rafting or basking in the sunshine and mountain views from a patio. [...]

Banff’s Backyard Cabins

Here we explore how Banff dealt with a housing crisis nearly a century ago, and how solutions of the past may also be suitable for the present. [...]

8 Reasons Not to Miss the 30th Jasper in January Festival

This annual celebration takes the best things about the season — skiing, fat biking, dog sledding, skating, comfort food, etc. — and mixes in a healthy dose of community cheer to create one of the most highly anticipated parties of the year. [...]

What You Missed at Life @ Altitude 3.0

Each year on December 11th, mountain enthusiasts gather at artsPlace for Life@Altitude. Hosted in celebration of International Mountain Day, the evening program features presentations by prominent locals, as well as short films from Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival. Here's a little recap of what you missed! [...]

Rockies Shred Fest 2018 Recap + See the Films You Missed!

Sold out for a fourth straight year, Rockies Shred Fest is an annual pre-season gathering hosted by Crowfoot Media, in collaboration with Capow Guiding. Emceed by Capow's Marty Schaffer, the event attracted 500 snow enthusiasts for a night of local ski and snowboard films, a mountain tradeshow, door prizes and giveaways, and more! Here's what went down, in case you missed it! [...]

The Ultimate Canadian Rockies Library

Guidebook, handbook, history, photography. The canon of Canadian Rockies literature is as massive as the mountain range that has inspired it. While no list is ever complete, we have curated a list of mountain literature for the bookshelves of every Rockies enthusiast. [...]

Mountain Lodge Spotlight: Mistaya Lodge

Flying into a catered and guided backcountry lodge, I expected to feel like a queen. What I didn’t expect was the depth of the connection I would establish with my surroundings. [...]

Review – As Above, So Below: A Climbing Story

As Above, So Below is the short, fictional story of a father and son expedition to Patagonia's Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. What begins as an attempt to reconcile the gap between teenage rebellion and old-school grit quickly turns into a tragic fight for survival and exploration of the self. [...]

Excerpt: Extinction Triage

Caribou numbers are dwindling in the mountain parks, despite millions of dollars being allocated to save them. Should we be giving up on one species for the sake of another? [...]