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Category description for Coast. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

Kaj Gyr of Nelson, British Columbia has always impressed us with his inventions, and his latest handiwork is no exception. Called the Slopedeck, it’s a cross between…

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…

Imagine a big backpack that stores all your backcountry ski and camping gear but is also compact enough for day missions when you’re out there. Introducing…

Click to see full imageWHEN I SAW THE CRACK splinter out from the tip of my ski like a bolt of grey lightning ripping through a perfect white canvas, I was elated. I had trained the past five days for this moment and now, finally, I had caused an avalanche.Conditions were ripe. It had snowed about a half metre in the past week and the temperature had suddenly warmed from a constant -15°C to near zero overnight. We were being cautious but my classmate and I still wanted to see what it was like to

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…

Over the last 20 years, the backcountry has seen a massive spike in use. From sledders to shredders, on any given winter day, we’re out…

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. April…

We got tired of people asking for the shirts off our backs and the hats of our noggins. So we opened an online store. If…

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…

In this review we look at the ultimate backcountry freeride combo: the Arc’teryx Sabre jacket & Stinger Bib pants. The shred season may be winding…

For the past two weeks you’ve been sharing with us your tips, pics and vids as part of the #BackcountryLikeABoss Instagram contest sponsored by G3…

Two National Geographic photographers and marine biologists are trying to get the Salish Sea, which includes the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Strait of…

G3 and Kootenay & Coast Mountain Culture magazines have teamed up on the #backcountrylikeaboss Instagram contest. Share your backcountry pro tips, tag your posts and…

Outdoor Retailer has pulled the plug on Salt Lake City. Led by brands like Patagonia, The North Face, and Arc’teryx who are upset with the State…

A small, grassroots event held on a frozen lake near Montreal, Quebec is capturing the imaginations of pro dirt bikers across Canada. Here’s a report…

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with one of the best line-ups of films & speakers ever. Watch the sneak…

Since trading her wheels for reels, former Canadian mountain-bike star Darcy Turenne is keeping pace with the film world’s most discerning tastes. Chomping down tacos…

For the past two seasons, Washington student and videographer Mattias Evangelista has skied the slopes and documented the culture of Japan. This four-minute video (seen below) perfectly summarizes…

Skeena Heliskiing just shared a beautiful yet eerie video of what it’s like to float through snow-laden trees, or “snow ghosts” as it refers to them,…

In this review we look at two different Mountain Hardwear hooded jackets: the StretchDown and 32 Degree Insulated. StretchDown Hooded Jacket StretchDown. It sounds like…