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The visionaries and the trailblazers. Those individuals whose actions and ideas take us forward–whether it be a new backcountry binding or brazen business ideas.

A high-thinking Okanagan kid and her savvy backcountry-honed deck of cards have trumped our addiction to distraction. What started as a high-school project by a…

In the 1980s, Nelson, British Columbia, was in a depression after its lumber mill and university closed. Now, it’s a thriving cultural centre. Donna Macdonald,…

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…

Recently Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine founder Peter Moynes sat down with podcaster Andrew Zwicker to wax about the start of the publication. Grab a beer…

Tofino’s progressive raincoast education society keeps kids curious about our coastlines.

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…

For those of you in the Kootenays, starting right now, you’re going to start seeing issues of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine – Issue 28 show up…

Coming to theatres Oct 2015 – Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of…

The redneck-versus-hippie debate defines these heady days of mountain culture. To kill or to save? Writer Raymond Schmidt lives in the cultural mountain melting pot…

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…

Mark your calendars — the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC is happening July 10-12, 2015!

What do riding bikes through the cornfields of Ontario, skateboarding the streets of Vancouver and a family road trip through the Pacific Northwest have in…

Dudes can’t dance. Perhaps in Latin America, or Spain, and definitely in Africa, but from my experience in western North America, most guys struggle to…

For those who love winter in the high mountains, loss of snow, increased probability of avalanches and melting glaciers are all fearsome outcomes of climate…

Ed Natyshak is a big, brash, friendly 45-year-old with a relentlessly positive attitude and a huge voice. His words boom off the Kootenay mountainsides. His…

RIDE THE ENLIGHTENING! Retallack and Cat Sass offer exclusive women’s mountain biking retreat with Lindsey Voreis and Lorraine Blancher Retallack – the world acclaimed backcountry…

Leah Evans: Skiing Her Way to Change by Clare Peacock, photo by Jessica Robinson Only two months into our calendar year and it seems that…

Two of the Kootenays most famous athletes might not be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, but they’ve certainly been there before, with great…