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For the second year in a row, Nelson, British Columbia, will host the best rock climbing films of the past year. REEL ROCK 12 will…

The Canuck Splitfest will be celebrating its 8th season this weekend from Jan 12-14th. We chatted with the event’s Emilie de Crombrugghe to find out…

Numinous won Powder magazine’s “Ski Film of the Year” award. But what exactly does “Numinous” mean? In an effort to explain, the athletes and crew…

How did a French-born pâtissier with a Michelin-gilded resumé end up alone in British Columbia’s isolated Lardeau Valley? By mixing the puzzling ingredients of life…

We asked editor Clare Menzel to hit the dusty trail with one of Osprey’s women’s specific backpacks. Here are her thoughts. Osprey makes sturdy backpacks…

Simon Coward of Aquabatics in Calgary is one step closer to creating the equivalent of the popular mountain biking app Trailforks for kayakers and other…

With avalanche accident statistics showing the need for increased client-and-guide interaction in decision-making, professional mountain guides are learning new ropes. By Ryan Stuart. Ours was…

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….

Burton just announced huge sustainability goals it’s committed to achieving by 2020. We spoke with the company’s VP of Global Strategy and Insight to discover…

Art Director Chris Rowat is now a sled head. Or at least he’s using a sled these days to access some backcountry stashes and he’s…

For Craig Moore, the last decade has been a little up and down. One hundred twenty straight months of ski touring will do that. On…

If she’s at her desk, editor Clare Menzel is probably looking out the window. So we sent the stargazer into the field to review the…

The film “Hard Powder“ was banned from shooting in Banff, Alberta, earlier this year. Why is it so difficult for movie makers to access Canada’s National…

Famed mountaineer Fred Beckey passed away peacefully on Monday, October 30 at the age of 94.  In honour of his memory, we reprint this interview…

They say it’s good to walk a mile in a stranger’s shoes every now and then. So we asked our stateside editor Clare Menzel to…

Paul Saso’s new book Kootenay Inspired – Stories and Photos of Extraordinary Kootenay Lives will be launched tomorrow in Nelson at Touchstones. We sit down…

December 11th is International Mountain Day and to celebrate, Kootenay and Coast Mountain Culture magazines are joining forces with the Canadian Mountain Network in an event…

As the world gets busier, people move faster and the memory of “the good ‘ol days” seems to slip away, it’s good to know there…

Today in Vancouver Arc’teryx, Destination BC and Northern BC Tourism are giving a sneak peak at their new Hut Magic virtual reality backcountry ski experience….