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Rockies Shred Fest

One of Banff’s most anticipated events of the year, Crowfoot Media’s third annual Rockies: Shred Fest takes over Wild Bill’s on October 19, 2017! A sold-out event in its first two years, Shred Fest (formerly Winterstoke Banff) is a pre-season gathering hosted in collaboration with Capow Guiding, featuring the “best of” local ski and snowboard films (showcased on Wild Bill’sgiant screen), a winter tradeshow, prizes, giveaways, and more! [...]

Event Recap: To the Ends of the Earth

On May 21, 2017, 135 people ducked into the cool, dark space of the Heritage Gallery at the Whyte Museum for a memorable night of stories and images with Banff-based photographer, Paul Zizka. Here's a photo recap, thanks to Kahli April Photography.  [...]

Banff Yoga Festival

The second annual Banff Yoga Festival returns this May. Bringing together exceptional teachers of yoga, meditation and mindfulness from Banff and beyond, together we will create a conscious connection to yoga, culture and adventure in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. [...]

ROCKIES 2.0 Recap: Magazine Launch + Shred Kelly

Why wreck a good thing?! You shouldn't, which is why we brought Shred Kelly back for another year! On April 30, 2017, Crowfoot Media gathered with friends, contributors, partners, advertisers and local movers and shakers for Rockies 2.0 to launch the latest volume of the Canadian Rockies Annual. About 350 people gathered at Park Distillery for a night of catching up with friends, tearing up the dance floor with Shred Kelly and getting their hands on a copy of the Canadian Rockies Annual, hot off the press. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this incredible night! Here's a photo recap thanks to Tyler Parker Photography. [...]

2017 Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest

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. [...]

Andrew Hardingham Has an Important Announcement

After two sold-out Winterstoke events, something is about to change about our third annual pre-season stoke fest. Andrew Hardingham brings you the details on what's going down. Watch the video and comment for your chance to win two passes to next year's event and a $100 gift card to Unlimited Skate & Snow! [...]

Winterstoke 2016 Recap + See the Films You Missed!

A sold-out event two years straight, Winterstoke is an annual pre-season gathering in Banff, Alberta, hosted by Crowfoot Media. Emceed by pro snowboarder/local funnyman Andrew Hardingham, Winterstoke attracts snow sport enthusiasts for a night of beer, the ‘best of’ local ski and snowboard footage, Q&A session with Capow Guiding, prizes and giveaways, and a winter industry trade show. Here’s what went down, in case you missed it! [...]

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: 8 Events to Take You Deeper

Each year, thousands of mountain enthusiasts descend on the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for nine days of epic events at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The program is chock-full with inspiring speakers, adrenaline-pumping films, and educational workshops. With such a full schedule, how do you choose what to attend? Here are just eight of many events we think will deepen your festival experience. [...]

Truth and Reconciliation Summit Coming to Banff Centre

On October 29, 2016, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is hosting a day-long summit for Bow Valley residents to learn about and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action that resulted from this process. To learn more about the event, Crowfoot Media's Editor-in-Chief caught up with Banff Centre's Program Manager for Indigenous Leadership and Management, Brian Calliou, who has taken a lead role in organizing the event. [...]

8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival

Film Festival season is here! Join the 8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival for an evening celebrating two-wheeled transportation for enjoyment and creativity, sport and health, environment and preservation, complete with a healthy home-grown meal purveyed by Canmore Pasta Co and Farmbox. [...]

The Art of Stillness Weekend

Discover, practice, share and taste The Art of Stillness through conversations with world-renowned artists, neuroscientists, and Indigenous thinkers, all exploring the role of stillness in a distracted and ever-accelerating world across this multi-event weekend. Crowfoot Media will be supporting The Art of Stillness through featured web content. [...]

Bikepack Canada Kicks Off Inaugural Summit in Canmore

Ever heard of the Tour Divide race from Banff to Mexico? While traditional events and road bike sales are struggling to find new ground, interest in bikepacking (the combination of off-road adventure cycling and overnight travel) has risen steeply the last few years. Join Bikepack Canada for their inaugural summit in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. [...]

Perseids Meteor Shower Stargazing at 7,700 Feet

Bundle up the kids and step aboard the Golden Eagle Express for an unprecedented night adventure at the top of the mountain for an intimate viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Astronomer Doug Thorp, from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, will host an interpretive tour under the twinkling canvas of the night sky, to discover the wonder of the cosmos: stars, planets, globular clusters, nebulae, and galaxies! [...]

Announcing the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Headliners

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely dedication to their craft; and, for helping to shape the world of rock climbing. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle as headline presenters for the 2016 Festival. [...]

Climbing Camp Celebrates Kain’s Epic Season of 1916

When the 1916 climbing season ended, Conrad Kain had led ascents of 15 virgin peaks, including some of the most difficult ever attempted in Canada. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his most successful and ambitious season, 10 students from Invermere, Cranbrook and Kimberley travelled to Bugaboo Provincial Park on July 22 to participate in the annual Conrad Kain Bugaboos Teens Climbing Camp. [...]

At the Whyte: Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman

Created and performed by Shirley Truscott, Mary Schäffer, Mountain Woman paints a vivid dramatic portrait of an adventurous woman ahead of her time who found freedom in the Canadian Rockies. Included are inspiring musical interludes by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan and images of Schäffer's hand-painted lantern slides. [...]

5 Ways to Experience the Waterton Wildflower Festival

Waterton Lakes National Park is known as the Wildflower Capital of Canada and celebrates its diverse ecology each June with a week-long festival. Whether you're into hiking, horseback, boating or art, here are five ways to explore the flora of this wildflower wonderland. [...]

Anthill Films Not2Bad to Premiere in Banff

The premiere of Anthill Films 'Not 2 Bad' is coming to Banff Ave Brewing co. on June 21st. It's time to get together to celebrate mountain biking and support our local trail crew the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance! [...]

ROCKIES 1.0 Recap: Magazine Launch + Shred Kelly

May 1st saw over 250 people gather for a sold-out event at Park Distillery, Restaurant + Bar to celebrate the launch of the Canadian Rockies Annual! Trust Shred Kelly to bring the house down and get tons of people on their feet. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this incredible night! Here's a photo recap thanks to Kurtis Kristianson at Spindrift Photography. [...]

3 Reasons to Shake the Lake

Spring may be well underway, but it's not time to bust out the storage wax just yet! Lake Louise Ski Resort celebrates this bittersweet time of year with their end-of-season party on April 30 - Shake the Lake! And here are three reasons you should show up. [...]

The Gathering: The Best of Bands and Brands in Banff

Organizers behind The Gathering, an annual two-day summit of world class cult brands, have added a third day to the Festival dedicated to celebrating the relationship between music and marketing. This year, The Gathering // Music will introduce 10 up-and-coming musical acts and four industry experts at two venues in Banff on Friday, February 5. [...]

Don’t Miss Avalanche Awareness Night at The Banff Centre

Touring gear: check. Ski buds: check. Thirst for powder: check. Avy awareness? Here's a chance to learn about avalanche risks associated with backcountry and out-of-bounds travel - featuring presentations by snow safety experts, films from the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, door prizes and a trade show! Presented in partnership with Avalanche Canada Foundation and Canadian Pacific. [...]

10 Brilliant Reasons to Attend TEDx Canmore

In Canmore, we are known for thinking fresh, creative problem-solving and setting precedents that other communities can follow. It's the perfect place to host an independent TEDx event, where speakers will have stories to share that evolve Canmore, the Bow Valley, and the world beyond. How can we evolve our endeavors, our world, and ultimately humanity, in a way that provides meaning, connection, and growth? If that hasn't yet convinced you to get your tickets, here are ten more reasons to attend TEDx Canmore. [...]