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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)! [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Rocky Mountain Cooking: Q+A with Chef Katie Mitzel

"Rich and deliberate flavours, delicious savoury vegetables, heavenly soups and hearty, oven-roasted meats are a feast for the eyes, nose and taste-buds," says Katie Mitzel, author of Rocky Mountain Cooking. They are also a well-known staple of backcountry life in the Canadian Rockies, and now cooks everywhere can bring those recipes into the comfort of home. We check in with Mitzel to learn about the inspiration behind her new cookbook and what kind of recipes you'll find inside. [...]

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. [...]

The Powwow Trail: Web Listings and Resources

In Volume 3 of the Canadian Rockies Annual, Colette Derworiz profiles the Powwow Trail, the series of powwows that occur across Alberta, British Columbia and parts of the United States. As she describes in the article, “They are open to everyone, including non-Aboriginal people from any culture.” As powwows aren’t widely advertised, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you connect with a powwow happening near you. [...]

Wilderness First Aid Courses in the Canadian Rockies

In Volume 3 of the Canadian Rockies Annual, we featured Wilderness First Aid courses as part of The Kit: Resources for Mountain Living. Here is a round-up of courses on offer throughout the Canadian Rockies, and where to find them. [...]

Your Guide to the Cowboy Trail

In Volume 3 of the Canadian Rockies Annual, we featured the Cowboy Trail as a Side Trip in The Kit: Resources for Mountain Living. Here are stops you won’t want to miss, from towns to ranches to horseback tours. [...]

From Mining to Skiing: The Mountain Industry Journey

Many ski towns once started with an entirely different industry in mind: mining. Abby Cooper clips in to explore the relics of the mines in Fernie and Kimberley, B.C., linking turns as much as linking together the stories of a bygone era. [...]

When Creativity Soars – The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered

Banff-based photographer Paul Zizka isn't shy about speaking out about his struggle to pursue the creative process in the age of social media, where it's easy to follow a recipe and create popular images. His latest book, The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered, is a testament to that journey and the quest for creativity. [...]

UNLTD: 5 Life Lessons from a Small Town Store

Ask Dave Carlson where the name 'Unlimited' comes from and he'll tell you it's all about optimism, opportunism and having a "no boundaries" attitude. We caught up with the Banff/Canmore storeowner to get behind the scenes at one of the Bow Valley's favourite independent retailers. We came away with a whole lot more. [...]

Mountain Lodge Spotlight: Shadow Lake Lodge

This is the benefit of the backcountry lodge experience. It is a chance to disconnect and unwind, to venture out on the trail without getting in a vehicle, to be fed and nurtured without lifting a finger, and to relax and read without the distraction of electronics, television or the web. And if one lodge delivers this, and more, it is Shadow Lake Lodge. [...]