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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. [...]

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. [...]

Rockies Shred Fest 2019 Recap + See the Films You Missed!

Five hundred winter enthusiasts descended on Wild Bill's on October 17 for another sold-out night of pre-season stoke at Rockies: Shred Fest! The town is still buzzing from a night of ski and snowboard films, our mountain tradeshow, door prizes (including a Season's Pass from Ski Big 3), and the Banff premiere of DREAM JOB. See which films won, and watch them here! [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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! [...]

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. [...]

5 Old-School Camping Recipes (With an Upgrade)

Food brings people together, and so do campfires. Aren't some of your fondest memories made around a crackling fire with the enticement of a warm meal making your mouth water? On your next adventure, give these classic meals a try with our step-by-step recipes and ideas for upgrading them with a modern twist.  [...]

Excerpt: Into the Depths

The terror, luck and tragedy of crevasse falls. "I was then lowered into the gaping hole. On one side the ice fell sheer, on the other it was rather undercut, but again bulged outwards about eighteen feet below the surface, making the crevasse at that point not much more than two feet wide...." [...]

Women Riding Together

The women's snowboarding scene is taking centre-stage in the Bow Valley, and it’s all thanks to Abby Furrer. The manager and buyer at Banff's Rude Girls has built – and is still building – an all-female, intimidation-free snowboarding community that is starting to turn heads. Here's why... [...]

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. [...]

Facets and Faceshots: Backcountry Learning at Purcell Mountain Lodge

It’s an intensive course that doesn’t feel intense. Like the layers of an unpredictable snowpack, the lessons of an immersive AST 2 course in the backcountry settle gradually. Here at Purcell Mountain Lodge, you don't learn behind a desk. The lessons seep into the stories you swap around the dining table and in the pause for thought on the uptrack, where a few feet to the left makes all the difference... [...]

Family Life in the Backcountry at Boulder Hut

This isn’t just a backcountry ski lodge – it’s a glimpse of life lived off-the-grid with simple necessities, extraordinary hosts, and some sweet skiing. Abby Cooper dives into the daily life of the Yancey clan at Boulder Hut, where "school" means everything from homework to hospitality to life skills learned only in the alpine. [...]