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2019 Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest

Running this year June 21-23, 2019, Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is a three-day festival with a buffet of ‘for fun’ activities. Celebrate mountain bike culture, Canadian Rockies style! In support of MTB associations across the region. [...]

Women Riding Together

The women's snowboarding scene is taking centre-stage in the Bow Valley, and it’s all thanks to Abby Furrer. The manager and buyer at Banff's Rude Girls has built – and is still building – an all-female, intimidation-free snowboarding community that is starting to turn heads. Here's why... [...]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Elevate Your Backcountry Cooking

We asked our readers, contributors and team at Crowfoot Media for their favourite ways to go gourmet in the backcountry. Turns out, you don’t need to pack in your kitchen or have five-star restaurant cooking experience to turn your meals up a notch. Here are five sure-fire ways to elevate your cooking the next time you set out to sleep under the stars.  [...]

Living with Lyme Disease: A Photo Series by Joanne Liu

For four years, Joanne Liu has lived with Lyme Disease after contracting it from a tick in Kananaskis Country. Among many changes, the infection has brought about unforeseeable consequences, including an estrangement from the mountain community she was so much a part of, especially as a climber. Here she describes the inspiration behind a photo series, what she's learned living with the disease, and her best tips for avoiding it in the first place. [...]

The Unsquare Cellar: Banff’s Hangout for Hippies

In Volume 2 of the Canadian Rockies Annual, we flash back over forty years to explore a decade of change and innovation in our largest feature article, Rockies Life in the '70s. In this companion web piece, historian Ben Bradley uncovers the story of the Unsquare Cellar and how it came to be closely associated with Banff’s burgeoning counterculture. [...]

Giveaway: Outdoor Books + Subscription + $50 at MEC

Life is so much better when you've got great books to read and sweet gear that'll keep up with your outdoor lifestyle. We're giving away this book pack from Rocky Mountain Books, a subscription to the Canadian Rockies Annual and a $50 gift card to MEC! Entering is as simple as signing up for our monthly community newsletter. Already on the list? Well, you're eligible, too. [...]

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. [...]