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Explore articles on artists and alpinists, entrepreneurs born of the esoteric, and dirtbags turned debutants–all the funky people home to the peaks and valleys of this world. Join us as we investigate all the interesting bits that make them tick.

Kicking Horse Coffee began as a tiny, two-person operation in an Invermere garage in 1996. It’s since become a multi-million-dollar global business. We chat with co-founder and CEO Elana Rosenfeld about the biz of the bean.

Alberta resident and mountain lover Andrew Doyle happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this classic photo of a napping grizzly bear. Here’s how the shot came to be.

Second only to oil as the world’s most-craved commodity, coffee brims with both a rich and a dark history. Lovers of mountain life, in particular, can seem to get enough. So why our enduring jones for java?

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

Meet Dave Sutton: Castlegar’s boutique builder of burl, re-engineer of industrial ephemera and hand-hewing heavy hitter.

Paul Saso, author of Kootenay Inspired, has taken the sales from his book and donated them so a local child can attend the Tipi Camp Nature Retreat.

Simon Coward has kitted out thousands of people with whitewater paddling gear. So we asked him to share some advice on what you need to get started.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program. In this article he describes how mountain biking has impacted the Simpcw First Nation, the People of the Thompson River.

We tracked down “Mr. Pink” who is illuminated in the cover photo of KMC #33. Here’s our interview with the man with the wand at Shambhala Music Festival.

This natural rock arch is easily the most amazing climbing feature in the country. Here are the details of the new 5.7 rock climb on it.

Elijah Fox and Tia Blanco, both surfers hailing from California, took home the championships in their respective divisions for the Rip Curl Pro Tofino 2018 competition.

The winter of 2016-17 was indeed an epic. For kayakers, this spring could be equally so. Here’s a gun-’em-and-run-’em bucket list of rivers in the Rockies that could well be sweet as hell.

Canada’s best surfers set to return for 12th annual Rip Curl Pro, Canada’s longest running and most prestigious Pro surfing event from May 11-13 in Tofino, British Columbia.

Patrick Lucas is the founder of British Columbia’s Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program, which we are huge fans of. This is the first in a series by him about the importance of this ground-breaking program.

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

Canmore resident Rachael Rodgers is using her popular Instagram account to promote the adoption of shelter dogs by taking them on adventures and photographing them.

In July 2017 Tofino surf photographer Marcus Paladino did a takeover of the Coast Mountain Culture Instagram account and the pics were stunning. During the…

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…

From Calgary to the Coast Range, the Achenbach family has helped guide snowboarding’s rise across Canada and the world. By Louis Bockner and Darren Davidson….

Professional snowmobiling sensation Nadine Overwater has inspired so many female sledders, she can’t keep up with demand for her brrahhp classes. By Cassidy Randall. Much in…