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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.

Two months ago we posted a mystery about a wolf sculpture made from driftwood near the Oyster River on Vancouver Island. Today the mystery is…

The tumour was discovered. The surgery date set. Then the trip into a world of madness began. This is the story of one woman’s journey…

Back when Fernie, British Columbia, lay beneath a shallow sea, giant carnivorous squid were amongst the prehistoric killers. One of them never left. Some things…

In an effort to reach those whose souls were taken by the ocean, Japan’s phone of the wind is helping tsunami survivors carry on. Where…

Imagine a smooth Mediterranean-like breeze, looking out past the rows of sailboat masts and small pleasure craft. An orangey haze of summer mixing with the…

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine is proud to be a sponsor of the Wapiti Music Festival, scheduled to go off this weekend, Aug 11-12 in Fernie,…

In this article, Aq’am Chief Joe Pierre describes in detail Qat’muk in the East Kootenays and what this sacred place means to him and the…

This month The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, turns 20. To celebrate we’ve interviewed the gallery’s Mason Miles, who’s also 20 and who’s…

Patagonia’s Worn Wear program has validated this sheepish feeling I’ve had that my worn-in clothes are actually good enough to wear to work, not just to garden in.

The town of Ymir (pronounced “Why-Mer”) has always been small. It’s been around for 120 years but the current population is only 400. Except for the second weekend…

It was a golden moment for Selkirk College and rural post-secondary education when the new book “Journeys Taken: The First 50 Years of Selkirk College”…

For hundreds of years, a somewhat steamy sect of Indonesian Muslims gathered atop an island mountain to engage in carnal acts of supposed reverence. But…

Many First Nations communities in British Columbia are embracing the Aboriginal Youth Bike Program and developing new singletrack mountain bike trails with the goal of bringing kids…

Nelson-based Purcell Timber Frame Homes was just recognized by popular design and architecture magazine Dwell in an article called, “20 Modern Prefab Companies Perfect For…

Two National Geographic photographers and marine biologists are trying to get the Salish Sea, which includes the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Strait of…

The 11th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival again delivered this year with its namesake falling from the skies and coating the runs of Whitewater Ski…

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…