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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.

Kicking Horse Coffee began as a tiny, two-person operation in an Invermere garage in 1996. It’s since become a multi-million-dollar global business. We chat with co-founder and CEO Elana Rosenfeld about the biz of the bean.

Alberta resident and mountain lover Andrew Doyle happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this classic photo of a napping grizzly bear. Here’s how the shot came to be.

Second only to oil as the world’s most-craved commodity, coffee brims with both a rich and a dark history. Lovers of mountain life, in particular, can seem to get enough. So why our enduring jones for java?

Watch the latest film by the BC Bike Race, “The Journey,” which captures the 2017 event and the suffering and joy that exists in riding 300 kms of singletrack in British Columbia.

New-school provisioners of Japan’s elixir extraordinaire, sake, are growing roots – and rice – from California to Vancouver.

Meet Dave Sutton: Castlegar’s boutique builder of burl, re-engineer of industrial ephemera and hand-hewing heavy hitter.

Paul Saso, author of Kootenay Inspired, has taken the sales from his book and donated them so a local child can attend the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat.

Simon Coward has kitted out thousands of people with whitewater paddling gear. So we asked him to share some advice on what you need to get started.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program. In this article he describes how mountain biking has impacted the Simpcw First Nation, the People of the Thompson River.

We tracked down “Mr. Pink” who is illuminated in the cover photo of KMC #33. Here’s our interview with the man with the wand at Shambhala Music Festival.

With an eye for up-and-coming unknowns and enviro-minded revelry, Fernie’s Wapiti Music Festival has cool culture by the horns.

One of the Purcell Mountains’ most gruelling and historically significant multi-day hiking routes gets some love. By Dave Quinn. In the early days of European…

Elijah Fox and Tia Blanco, both surfers hailing from California, took home the championships in their respective divisions for the Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2018 competition.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program, which we are huge fans of. This is the first in a series by him about the importance of this ground-breaking program.

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Columbia River Treaty is up for renegotiation. CBC journalist Bob Keating examines the history and next steps of the contract between the Kootenays, Canada and the USA in a world more thirsty than ever for the power of water.

Lars Baggenstos is a German-born illustrator and sculptor who now lives in Rossland, British Columbia. His latest body of work is a series of mythology…

Who has a richer life: Whistler’s wealthy and worldly or woodworker and dad of one Zeke Helliwell? Depends how you look at it. Photos and…

For snowboarders, surfers and skaters on the Pacific’s edge, it’s a triple decker affair of the art. Words by Mikey Nixon. Photos by Erin Hogue….

En route to her PH.D., a formidable researcher has made surprising discoveries about how first nations managed forest fires, and in doing so, answered the…

Brew your own beer, go to town. Brew your own liquor, go to jail. A legal beagle master distiller from the shores of Puget Sound…