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The first pages in Coast Mountain Culture Magazine contain shorter stories that quip about beer and bikes, highlight people and places, and explore eclectic issues and ideas. Anything goes in Westside.

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

A dad lets his young one fly free at an iconic mountain bike school — Whistler Blackcomb’s incomparable Summer Gravity Camp.

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….

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…

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…

It was a trip that didn’t happen. To a peak that you shan’t know. This is the tentative, untapped and newly cooperative world of backcountry…

From family members to freight, cargo bikes are helping city dwellers get their move on. By Susan Hollis. It’s a touchstone of travel photography: bikes…

Mountain Seymour, the Spearhead, sky-high snow patches in summer: whatever the mission the Traslin brothers of Vancouver, British Columbia, are all in. By Steven Threndyle….

Throughout mountain legend and backcountry lore, there’s often a sliver of truth in many a tale. Like that time with the world’s smallest sleeping bag….

An Oregon startup called the Renewal Workshop is seeking to cultivate the next sustainability movement one blown-out zipper at a time. Story by Geoff Nudelman….

Mia Noblet is a former figure-skating ace who now excels at walking the line. She’s so good, in fact, she set a highline world record a…

Two years ago we wrote about how one Revelstoke company had invented a long-line rack for heli-biking. Now, Whistler-based Blackcomb Aviation has devised another kind…

Fifteen years ago, dachshunds and biologists teamed up to save Haida Gwaii from invasive species. This is what happens when wiener dogs attack. Liberal hunting…

Vancouver’s urban dwellers find a way to access fresh seafood for free, and barely out of the downtown core. Andrew Stegemann describes how to stand…

A coastal boy to the core, Steve “Chainsaw” Smith led the next generation of Canadian mountain bikers. But tragedy struck on May 10, 2016 when…

Russell Henry, a kayaking explorer from Victoria, British Columbia, has just embarked on an 800-kilometre expedition from Prince Rupert to Skagway, Alaska. Stephanie Brown reports. May…

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…

Meet the Millers. They farm potatoes. And now they’re farming beer too. Writer Lisa Richardson digs in. The first thing Brenda Miller said when she…

At his cable-tow wakeboard park called Permacation, Mike Ennen has founded his own chill spot far away from the sunny settings of wakeboarding’s more fair-weather followers.