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Dive deep into topics, issues and stories from the world of mountain culture. Each publishing cycle is highlighted by a feature well theme, drawing together like-minded by wholly independent stories from some of the best writers and photographers in North America.

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…

From Nike’s Uncle Drew to Jerry of the Day, the video short is a beacon of lucrative metrics in the internet’s marketing landscape. In that…

The silverhaired set is demonstrating its spirit and spunkiness, wit and wisdom lately. And we’re into it – perhaps in part because we aspire to…

The world of mountain culture has lost a pioneer entrepreneur. Whistler’s Chris Prior, founder of Prior Ski and Snowboard Manufacturing, passed away suddenly on Sunday,…

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…

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…

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…

That time of year is finally upon us. Snow is starting to pile up in the hills just as issues of Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast…

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…

By Michael Kew As shorelines around the world become more crowded, access to the bounty of the beach tightens. In Oregon, a government-mandated right to…

When four ski mountaineers decided to travel 2,015 kilometres of the Coast Mountain Range, from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Skagway, Alaska, they knew the massive undertaking would…

As long as an alligator and with the hide of a prehistoric pachyderm, she has lurked the Kootenay River system since before World War I….

Long before Europeans landed on these shores, the Cascadian Subduction Zone has terrified denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The region has endured six earthquakes of…

Photographs by Steve Ogle Launched in 1990 and anchored by oil and gas revenues, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the world’s richest sovereign wealth…

They rule the back eddies of the Pacific Northwest. Known to anglers as a most holy prize, the faithful pursue the feisty steelhead despite their…

Pack your blister gear and your favourite deck of cards — the next two weeks will be one of the biggest physical, social and spiritual…

The almighty hop has graced beer with flavour and stability since the ninth century. More recently, the Pacific Northwest’s own bitter-but-blessed holy water — the…