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Grounded, Humble, Badass Skiers: The Capel Family

Banff attracts flocks of tourists and the local ski scene is bright and robust. It is thanks, in part, to the families that form the backbone of the ski culture, who work at the resorts, and lend a hand to ski clubs and programs. Writer Kevin Hjertaas profiles one such family, whose modesty is as impressive as their accomplishments on the slopes. [...]

Reintroducing Bison to Banff: A Timeline

It has been 140 years since bison roamed free in Banff National Park. But, this month, all that has changed as a small herd of Plains bison was translocated from Elk Island National Park to Banff. With the help of Bison Belong, an organization dedicated to the animal’s reintroduction, we put together a timeline to put this recent success into context. [...]

Elevating Mountain Culture in the Canadian Rockies

Based in Banff, Alberta, Crowfoot Media Inc. is a publishing house dedicated to the preservation, celebration and growth of mountain culture in the Canadian Rockies. Through our annual print magazine, website and community events, we engage diverse generations of mountain lovers while highlighting the rich history of the Canadian Rockies. [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned: Lynne Huras

Mountains make the greatest teachers and provide us with countless opportunities to contemplate, question and learn. In this first installment of “Three Things I’ve Learned” we tap into the wisdom of Banff artist, Lynne Huras, to find out how the mountains have shaped her steps and her strokes. [...]

Painting with Light: Capturing Simon Beck’s Snow Art

With limitless creativity and a thirst for pushing the boundaries of cinematography, Doug Urquhart is one of the most inventive time-lapse geniuses around. When he received an invitation to visit his beloved Banff National Park and shoot a unique ‘snow art’ assignment, he immediately said "yes" and started to conjure up a creative and imaginative storyboard. [...]

Review: Heart of the Himalaya

After capturing 22,000 images over the course of 33 years of travel in the Himalaya, Pat and Baiba Morrow’s intimate relationship with this region of the world culminates in Heart of the Himalaya. [...]

How a Bull Elk Launched My Career

Twenty years ago John E. Marriott photographed a bull elk. Like a needle in a haystack, amongst millions of other photos, this image has stood out as one of his most successful. Here’s the story behind the photograph, and what its simplicity has taught one of the Canadian Rockies’ most well-known photographers. [...]

Sub-Zero SCUBA: Winter Diving at Lake Minnewanka

The SCUBA diving season in Alberta traditionally spans from late May to mid-September. But, for a small group of fanatical divers, there is no longer an off-season. Thanks to a few qualified Master Instructors, a program has been created to certify potential candidates for the unique environment of SCUBA diving below the ice. [...]