Rivers

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They represent the circulatory system of our natural environment. And the PNW happens to have some of the most formidable and pristine rivers on the continent. We celebrate their life and investigate their struggles.

Dave Gorzitza takes writer Mary McIntyre deep into the frozen world of ice canyoneering, British Columbia’s chilliest fringe sport. Knee-high snowbanks line the Marble Canyon…

Simon Coward of Aquabatics in Calgary is spearheading a project to create the equivalent of the popular mountain biking app Trailforks for paddling. Simon Coward…

In August 2016 four generations of mountain biking’s finest set out to raft Canada’s famous Tatshenshini River. A film about their adventure drops next week….

This past summer, while driving around British Columbia on vacation, you likely spotted the bright orange signs set up at pull-outs on various highways that…

Fernie Brewing Company is celebrating a new tasting room as well as a kick-ass Trail to Ale Challenge. It’s been a big year for the…

After a couple of bad breaks, an upstart East Kootenay angler learns the river’s ropes and finds revival in the currents. All thanks to the…

How does a London composer become one of the most talented landscape photographers in the West Kootenays? We chat with Robert Neufeld to find out.

The Felt vs. Rubber-Sole River Test You can cast a fly with a stick, catch a fish with a chunk of hot dog, and spend…

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…

Nelson, British Columbia-based filmmaker Jon Long checks in with a look behind the curtain as he takes us through the making of the local segments of…

When you need dry, light and durable in the river When it’s too cold to wet wade, yet too warm for the full protection of…

The first thing that shines about the Fluid Enduro is how light it is. Compared to even the lightest traditional hiking boots, it feels featherweight….

A collection of essays from Coast Mountain Culture’s writers that explores how science supports our bodies as we play in the outdoors. Your baby did…

With elusive funding and mountains of data required for hypothesis, who can afford the science needed to solve our world’s problems? Maybe you. Born from…

From the floor of the United Nations to the pages of The New York Times, the Harper Government’s war on research, reason and environmental law…

When I head to the river, which has evolved into 50 days per season, I’m 40 kilometres from home, out of cell range, and deep…

S’up yo? They’re flat but evidently phat. Can you guess what the continent’s fastest growing sport is? According to a 2013 report by the Outdoor…

It was a Cascadian kayaking feat that will never be repeated. How a mad mountain scientist and one seriously sick spaniard unlocked keyhole falls for…

I’m not sure what I did to deserve it. But like Tom Petty sings, even the losers get lucky sometimes. Ski days like this are…

Kootenay kayaker Carl Jacks and his merry band of uber gnarly whitewater addicts dive deep into one of the last un-run rivers in North America….