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Wild Life Distillery: Q + A with Matt Widmer

Good things come out of the Bow Valley, and this new craft distillery is just the latest. Bringing together local grain, local water, and local people, Wild Life Distillery offers authentic Rockies spirits made in small batches 100% on-site. We talked to co-owner Matt Widmer about the ins and outs of the distillery industry, and what to expect when they open their doors. [...]

Mountain Lodge Spotlight: Mount Engadine Lodge

Mount Engadine Lodge is all about its prime location, nestled at the base of Mt. Engadine, on the edges of a meadow that stretches towards the striking peaks of Mts. Birdwood and Commonwealth. Located just 1 hour from Canmore down Smith Dorrien Trail, this mountain getaway offers seclusion amidst beautiful scenery, with all the modern amenities that make a stay comfortable. [...]

Drawn to the High and Wild: Anna Smith

Known for her trademark laugh and generous spirit, Canmore-based climber Anna Smith was a prolific and cutting-edge climber whose passing has left a mountain-size gap in the climbing community of the Rockies and beyond. [...]

8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival

Film Festival season is here! Join the 8th Annual Bike Shorts Film Festival for an evening celebrating two-wheeled transportation for enjoyment and creativity, sport and health, environment and preservation, complete with a healthy home-grown meal purveyed by Canmore Pasta Co and Farmbox. [...]

Bikepack Canada Kicks Off Inaugural Summit in Canmore

Ever heard of the Tour Divide race from Banff to Mexico? While traditional events and road bike sales are struggling to find new ground, interest in bikepacking (the combination of off-road adventure cycling and overnight travel) has risen steeply the last few years. Join Bikepack Canada for their inaugural summit in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. [...]

What To Do When You Encounter a Bear

Bear spray easy to access on the outside of your pack? Check. Hiking with friends and making noise? Check. Dog on a leash? Check. You’re well-prepared for recreating in bear country. But, what will you do if you actually encounter a bear? A bear biologist gives us her best pointers. [...]

10 Brilliant Reasons to Attend TEDx Canmore

In Canmore, we are known for thinking fresh, creative problem-solving and setting precedents that other communities can follow. It's the perfect place to host an independent TEDx event, where speakers will have stories to share that evolve Canmore, the Bow Valley, and the world beyond. How can we evolve our endeavors, our world, and ultimately humanity, in a way that provides meaning, connection, and growth? If that hasn't yet convinced you to get your tickets, here are ten more reasons to attend TEDx Canmore. [...]

Bear Aware Everywhere

What are the chances that bears and people are on the same trail at the same time? And what are the conditions that lead to a higher chance of encounter? These are just some of the questions that Canmore-based researcher, Sarah Elmeligi, is studying as part of her PhD. In this article, she walks us through the preliminary results of her research, and tells us why people should be prepared for a bear encounter - especially when you're close to a road or town. [...]

Nancy Hansen: Fear, Motivation and Mt. Everest

Nancy Hansen never talks about her objectives before she climbs them, with one exception: Mt. Everest. We caught up with Hansen while she's in Bühl, Germany, to train in the Alps, and discussed her fears about this upcoming expedition, what drives her, and why she compares climbing to a game of chess. [...]