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Canadian Rockies Annual

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. [...]

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. [...]