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In the recent issue of Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine we wrote about the strange story of Castlegar, British Columbia, angler Denis Woodcox who landed what…

As long as an alligator and with the hide of a prehistoric pachyderm, she has lurked the Kootenay River system since before World War I….

Ray Troll’s paintings have been described as hallucinatory and scientifically surreal. But what do you expect when your muse is 67 million years old.

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…

Dr. Suzanne Simard has proven trees communicate with one another. Now she’s leading the Mother Tree project at 75 sites across British Columbia and sharing her research with those in the forestry industry. The question is, will they listen?

One of BC’s leading wildfire ecologists, Robert Gray, says British Columbians can expect fire in the woods and smoke in the air for decades to come. “This is what the future looks like, and, if anything, it’s going to be worse than this,” he says.

When four ski mountaineers decided to travel 2,015 kilometres of the Coast Mountain Range, from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Skagway, Alaska, they knew the massive undertaking would…

Photographs by Steve Ogle Launched in 1990 and anchored by oil and gas revenues, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the world’s richest sovereign wealth…

Long before Europeans landed on these shores, the Cascadian Subduction Zone has terrified denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The region has endured six earthquakes of…

By Michael Kew As shorelines around the world become more crowded, access to the bounty of the beach tightens. In Oregon, a government-mandated right to…

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…

From the feature opener of the latest issue of Coast Mountain Culture magazine, editor Mike Berard describes the impact pro skier Dave Treadway had on his life and his faith.

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…

image source You never forget meeting your mountain spectre. I had just reached the ridge between Gimli Peak and Niselheim in the Valhalla Mountain Range of…

Valley Uprising is a game changer. Rock climbing films typically feature buff guys and semi-clad women dangling from cliffs using fingers that can crush coal…

Longtime Whistler business owner, Joey Houssian, who operates The Adventure Group out of Cougar Mountain, an outdoor paradise that offers zipline, treetop, rafting, RZR, snowmobile and…

An ultra-light, compressible insulated layer so versatile you can’t find a reason not to bring it with you. Mountain Hardwear’s Men’s Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded…

It’s back for it’s 10th Anniversary, and as the popular event returns to the slopes of Whitewater Ski Resort, be sure to partake in the…

No people, animals or buildings. Nothing man-made. Jody Bruce only paints trees, mountains, water, rocks, the land, the wind. And people love her work. This…

In 2013, the end of the road seemed nigh for D.O.A., the seminal Vancouver hardcore punk band fronted by remaining founding member, guitarist and vocalist…

“The Best Jobs in the World wildlife caretaker position has been an absolute whirlwind,” says Snell of his new gig, on what is called the…

Through b4apres Media’s unique style of mashing adventure with real world issues, “STAND” will take you into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on…

Drop it in snow, shoot underwater, change lenses in a snap–mount it to your head even–the Hitcase PRO does it all. It’s no secret that today’s…

Whitewater Winter Resort Releases Beautiful Tribute on its 40th Anniversary This film, produced by the talented team at Nelson, BC-based Freeride Entertainment, unveils the untold…

December having arrived with a thud, and winter seemingly underway throughout the Cascadian and Kootenay high country, we wanted to reach on out to everyone in…

A feature-laden, three-layer technical shell to match the best of them, at an affordable price, the Mountain Hardwear Hellgate jacket pretty much does it all….

For the unchurched among us, finding sacredness in the everyday means not caring about tomorrow. FOR A CERTAIN BREED of self-absorbed thinker, the latest news from…

Packed with monstrous lines, stunning sends, and gorgeous cinematography, the VIMFF 2016 program features 74 films from 18 different countries. This will be the Vancouver premiere for many…

Chamonix s’il vous plais. For free y’all. Julbo Eyewear wants to send you on an epic freeski adventure. Say, if the great winter throughout the Canadian…

These pants were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do… I’ve had a frustratingly hard time over the years finding a technical shell…

It’s one of the most eclectic and smartly written editorial packages we’ve ever put together. With all the pages signed off and shipped to the…

When it comes to gloves, I am one picky son-of-a-bitch. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting, less-than-warm, ugly-as-sin gloves. It’s inexcusable. So why are sub-standard…

By Mitchell Scott From afar it looks like a log with a motor on it. Like a kid has stolen his dad’s outboard and mounted…

Pack your blister gear and your favourite deck of cards — the next two weeks will be one of the biggest physical, social and spiritual…

The Sheepdogs last played Nelson, British Columbia, in 2011 at the apex of their meteoric rise from prairie bars to becoming the first unsigned group ever…

Hadwin’s Judgment is a classic story of a man versus his own mind and the ethics of others. The simple yet sad tale pivots around…

The other day I attended a costume party (I live in Nelson, BC and those tend to happen a lot) and I donned a pair…

We have romped our way through stories and poems about relationships, water, climbing, love, chickens, falling, fires, sex and the meaning of life. The response…

The Quran, Torah, Bhagavad Gita and the Bible: they’re all scripture that continues to shape and give meaning to Earth’s civilizations. But to some, “holy”…

I have perceiv’d that to be with those I like is enough, To stop in company with the rest at evening is enough, To be…

Whistler, British Columbia, illustrator Kate Zessel draws her inspiration from the mountains where she lives and from the elusive creatures that inhabit them. The 25-year-old…

Whitewater Ski Resort’s 10th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest went off this last weekend, thanks to 20cm of fresh snow, blue skies and record attendance. The…

Whether Fernie, British Columbia, knows it or not, its entertainment scene has been taken up a notch by a fantastical group of corset-clad ladies. Originally…

This summer construction will begin on the longest alpine water slide in the world in Rossland, BC.

Filmed recently during the peak of autumn, this time-lapse of Nelson, British Columbia, truly captures the magic of the Queen City in the heart of…

Fernie resident Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother plan to ski the coastal mountain range from Vancouver to Alaska next year. Is she crazy? Read and listen to our interview here.

Rosslanders and Red Mountain pay high praise to Ardis Urquhart, a community crusader lost too soon.

There are many reasons why Whitefish, Montana is suddenly on every mountain biker’s radar and a 3,800-foot descent is one of them.

Schweitzer Mountain, the largest ski resort in Idaho, is opening its new $3.5-million “Sky House” summit lodge this Saturday, December 17. Situated at the peak of…

Forest-fire ecologist Robert Gray knows more than most when it comes to forest fires. So why is his expertise going unheeded? Veteran CBC journalist Jeff Davies investigates Gray’s know-how, and the naysayers.