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It defines us through understanding and expression. Culture represents the boundaries of what we stand for, the direction in which we’re going, the beautiful pieces that make humanity both beautiful and interesting. It’s the music and the art, the movements and the ideas. And it explodes in the mountains.

Outdoor Retailer has pulled the plug on Salt Lake City. Led by brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and Arc’teryx who are upset with the State…

A small, grassroots event held on a frozen lake near Montreal, Quebec is capturing the imaginations of pro dirt bikers across Canada. Here’s a report…

The 11th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is February 24-26 at Whitewater Ski Resort this year and to celebrate over a decade of awesome, we…

Think we’re hard core? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes shows us what the Sinixt Interior Salish First Nations people wore to fend off winter’s elements before European contact. Climate…

Since trading her wheels for reels, former Canadian mountain-bike star Darcy Turenne is keeping pace with the film world’s most discerning tastes. Chomping down tacos…

How does a London composer become one of the most talented landscape photographers in the West Kootenays? We chat with Robert Neufeld to find out.

We here at the Mountain Culture Group wanted to wish everyone out there a big Happy Solstice, and all the other holidays you might celebrate of…

The latest Coast Mountain Culture Magazine article about BC’s search-and-rescue program and its funding has sparked media attention. CBC Victoria and CBC Vancouver recently interviewed the story’s author Jeff Davies…

We had a host of our contributors send in faux (although we’re not entirely sure) questions of the love kind, and then asked our not-so-expert Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott pose as a mountain sex guru of sorts. This is what emerged from that strange ether.

Cascadia. It’s not Canada. It’s not America. It’s … better? Given the current political climate of soon-to-be “Trump Nation,” there is a very real movement…

If I am an animal, why isn’t staring out at my natural surroundings enough? I can watch the wind blow, the rain fall, the clouds…

In this book of poems, Jeff Pew explores life’s mysteries—loss, celebration, mindfulness—through the intimate minutiae of the day-to-day. A lover’s note left in the kitchen,…

It’s one of the world’s most renowned festivals, for 19 years the Shambhala Music Festival has been leading the charge when it comes to music,…

Filmed recently during the peak of autumn, this time-lapse of Nelson, British Columbia, truly captures the magic of the Queen City in the heart of…

Festival season is almost at a close across the Kootenays, but the sweet sounds of summer are still ringing between our ears as we whisk toward…

Set to host their 20th Anniversary August 11-14, 2017, and coming off one of the most talked about and celebrated events in their history, the…

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine is proud to be a presenting sponsor at the Wapiti Music Festival, scheduled to go this weekend, Aug 12-13 in beautiful…

This past year KMC senior editor, Tara Cunningham, volunteered to help teach creative writing to four grade 12 high-school students from Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Secondary School. Some have…

For most of its lifespan, the craft of film-based photography always told the truth. But today, in an age of ubiquitous post-production boosting, the ethics…

The new issues of Kootenay and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines are out and about at a distribution outlet near you (KMC, CMC). For the first…