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Everything You Need to Know About Jasper’s Dark Sky

As one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, Jasper National Park is the perfect location to embrace the night – whether you want to sleep under a blanket of stars, stare into the mesmerizing milky way or watch the awe-inspiring aurora. [...]

150 Ways to Enjoy Canada’s Mountain Parks

We asked our readers what their favourite ways were to enjoy the beauty of Canada's Mountain Parks. We received over 500 submissions with answers of all kinds, from summit picnic spots to the best frozen waterfalls to climb. Looking for your next adventure? Scan this list for ideas that come from passionate, outdoorsy people who get out there the most. [...]

10 Rockies Causes You Should Care About

From groomed trails to community gardens, bolted routes to hiking boots, there are plenty of ways to get involved with your local mountain town. Volunteering allows us to give back, and grow roots in our communities. Tera Swanson rounds up ten causes that have done a fine job of laying the groundwork. [...]

Jasper: 6 Awesome Summer Adventure Ideas

What does adventure mean to you? Whether you like to go with the flow, seek a thrill or look to maximize your experiences, one of the best things about adventure is that there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all.” No matter where you fall on that spectrum, Jasper has got you well covered. As an epicentre of endless activities, it can be hard to sort out where to get started, so we’ve planned out a few simple itineraries to best suit your style (but feel free to pick and choose from the bunch!) [...]

8 Canadian Rockies Waterfalls to Whet Your Appetite

Mountains may show us the scope of nature, but waterfalls show us her power. The continuous flow of raging water running across rugged rocks and cascading over the edge is a force to be reckoned with. Yet, there is something particularly peaceful, relaxing and mesmerizing about waterfalls. It is this combination that makes them a majestic sight to see. Whether you’re after a quick roadside stop or a lengthy hike, we’ve created a list of some of our favourite waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies. [...]

Mountain Film Release: Land of Emperors

In a landscape as immense as the Canadian Rockies, it takes a human figure to help set the scale. In the LAND OF EMPERORS, the mountains rule. And while humans may appear tiny and insignificant, their experience venturing into that landscape is far from meaningless. The journey promises new perspective. From the striking geometry of precipitous peaks forming Canada's hydrological divide to the vastness of retreating icefields and glaciers, it can be an inspiring experience for anyone wandering through this region. This short film reminds us of the striking beauty of the Canadian Rockies and our place, as humans, within those magnificent peaks. [...]

3 Great Reasons to Head to Jasper in January

If you’re looking for good reasons to stave off the urge to hibernate this January (and maybe even cross off a few of those New Year’s resolutions!), Jasper has three: Adventures, Appetites and Arts. These are the three themed weekends of Jasper in January, running from January 14-31, 2016. Packed with deals, events and activities, they’ll turn even the biggest winter humbug into a cold-weather champion. [...]

Embark on a Journey of Wonder and Discovery in Jasper

Finding yourself in an active Rocky Mountain community like Jasper means that it’s easy to focus on the physical: the hikes and bikes, the climbs and paddles, the summits and rappels. In such an awe-inspiring and wild landscape that calls out for discovery at every turn, it can be challenging to remember that exploration for the mind is just as crucial. Here’s how you can expand your mental horizons. [...]

12 Remarkable Canadian Rockies Photographs by Paul Zizka

The Canadian Rockies are among the most photographed mountains in the world, and for good reason. But some photographers go the extra mile to capture them in new ways, whether it's from up high, at night or by visiting rarely explored locations. Crowfoot Media's Photo Editor, Paul Zizka, is a Banff-based photographer who has produced a vast collection of cutting-edge work from the Canadian Rockies. Here are some of his best. [...]

Power Down, Look Up: Jasper’s Dark Sky

Few memories stand out as poignantly as the times we poke our heads out of tent flaps to look up at a sky so vast and speckled with stars that it literally takes our breath away. Or when word of a meteor shower inspires us to hike up a mountainside with sleeping bags, and hunker down for the best show of the year. [...]

Adventure is Calling in Jasper

The scariest moment? Those first few baby steps towards the edge. Shaky knees, shallow breath, sweaty palms, the instinct to turn back. What’s the point in going through with it? Somehow, you ignore the fear and find resolve. You stand tall, breathe deeply, and embrace that challenge that was waiting to welcome you all this time. [...]

Mountain Culture Elevated Photo Challenge Winners

For the month of June, we asked people to submit their photos showing how they were enjoying our mountain environment by using #mountaincultureelevated and @CrowfootMedia on Instagram and Twitter. We had over sixty inspiring entries, demonstrating the best the mountains have to offer: abundant wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and exhilarating outdoor activities. Here is the winning photo, as well a three runners-up! [...]

Thinking Mountains Draws International Crowd to Jasper

Mountain regions, which comprise one-fifth of the world's surface, offer important areas of study for academics in a variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. From May 5 to 8, 2015, scholars and speakers from around the world descended on Jasper National Park for Thinking Mountains 2015. The goal? To better understand mountain people, places and activities. [...]