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Nia Williams

Trip Report: The Rockwall, Kootenay National Park

Traversing three alpine passes, lush forests, lunar scree slopes and heavenly wildflower meadows, the 55-kilometre Rockwall Trail in the Kootenay Valley is a Rockies hiking gem. Along the route, hanging glaciers and waterfalls burst out of the Rockwall itself, a 900-metre-high rampart of limestone and dolomite that looms over the trail for much of its length. [...]

River Access Concerns Cloud Kicking Horse Paddle Fest

Scores of kayakers converged on Golden, BC, last weekend to celebrate the mighty Kicking Horse river’s second annual paddle festival. This year, however, the event was tinged with concerns about the battle between the whitewater community and Canadian Pacific Railway over access to the iconic Lower Canyon. [...]