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Canadian Rockies Annual

Journey to the Centre

We all go outside to clear our heads, but some of us have more clearing out to do than others. Margo Talbot delves into the destructive forces of post-traumatic stress and how nature's healing power can bring us back into balance. [...]

This Weekend Only: Get 2 for 1 Magazines!

The Canadian Rockies Annual is proud to be produced, published and printed in Canada. Each volume of the magazine also showcases the work of dozens of writers, photographers and artists who call Canada home. To celebrate, we're offering 2 for 1 magazines for Canada Day weekend only! [...]

Excerpt: From the Den and Back Again

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? [...]

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? [...]

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. [...]

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? [...]

Featured Photographer: Q+A with Wayne Simpson

Only a few photographers have been published in all three volumes of the Canadian Rockies Annual published to date. Wayne Simpson is one of them. A master of light, drama and unique perspectives, his images are often described as surreal or otherworldly. [...]

Excerpt: The Language of Fire

Wildfires play an important role in the landscape. But when they burn out of control, professionals dive in to manage them. Fire expert Gregg Walker explains what is really going on amidst the flames. [...]

Excerpt: Go Big and Go Home

Six experts give their best advice on taking mountain sports to the next level. Here’s how to up the ante – and stay safe doing it. [...]

Three Things I’ve Learned: Dorothy Carleton

Mountains make the greatest teachers and provide us with countless opportunities to contemplate, question and learn. At the ripe age of 97, Dorothy Carleton recounts some of her life’s greatest lessons. [...]

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...." [...]

Excerpt: Ghost Town of the Canadian Rockies

Situated in the Bow Valley under the watch of Castle Mountain, Silver City was once a thriving mining town that started – and ended – as one of the region’s largest scandals of the time. [...]

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.  [...]