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Canadian Rockies Annual

Excerpt: All-Time High

An unprecedented number of visitors are heading to Banff National Park, with a million more tourists passing through the gates in just the last five years. Has the beloved park reached its limits? [...]

Excerpt: Up, at Work

Chris Perry doesn’t mind that you’ve never heard of him, but you should. Geoff Powter profiles one of the Rockies’ most prolific routebuilders and discovers what motivates him to set the path for others to follow. [...]

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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Excerpt: Believe and Begin

Mt. Everest has followed Sharon Wood wherever she goes since her historic ascent of the peak in 1986. Over three decades later, her memoir Rising not only chronicles that achievement, but also culminates a writing process as challenging as the climb itself. [...]

Excerpt: Lost Obelisks of the Rockies

Jerry Auld walks through history and into the alpine to discover a piece of Alberta’s heritage, finding evidence that hasn't seen sunlight since it was first placed. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]