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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.

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…

We live in a country that was built upon the fur trade. And even though it no longer retains the same commercial importance, it’s still…

When affordability and authenticity vanish beneath gentrification, what happens to home? An observant urban crooner packs his suitcase full of blues. By Alex Hudson “Will…

Romantically synonymous with warmth, nature and nocturnal bliss, the wood-burning fire has stoked human evolution for eons. But a series of air-quality studies spanning from…

A-frames were born from utilitarian roots, then embraced throughout the 1960s and 70s by holiday home builders in vacation destinations worldwide. Now , a Vancouver…

If you’ve ever spent time as a hut keeper at a ski or hiking lodge, you have to read this great poem recently penned by…

The 12th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is coming February 23-25. Here’s what you can expect from the event. From February 23 to 25 Whitewater…

From the icy edge of the Arctic Ocean to the heated protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, an indigenous photographer attempts to understand the relationship…

The Rossland Winter Carnival, which first began in 1898, happens this weekend and will include the ever popular Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race. But new rules…

For the second year in a row, Nelson, British Columbia, will host the best rock climbing films of the past year. REEL ROCK 12 will…

Numinous won Powder magazine’s “Ski Film of the Year” award. But what exactly does “Numinous” mean? In an effort to explain, the athletes and crew…

The film “Hard Powder“ was banned from shooting in Banff, Alberta, earlier this year. Why is it so difficult for movie makers to access Canada’s National…

Famed mountaineer Fred Beckey passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30 at the age of 94.  In honour of his memory, we reprint this interview…

December 11th is International Mountain Day and to celebrate, Kootenay and Coast Mountain Culture magazines are joining forces with the Canadian Mountain Network in an event…

Chili Thom was a man of inspiration. He took an unfaltering stand for self-expression, creativity and fun that will forever carry forward in the vibrancy…

It’s time to get stooled! Montana’s Barstool Race Celebrates 40 Years of downhill drinking. By Clare Menzel It began with a blind-drunk bet in a…