Browsing popular stories this year

Kootenay photographer Conrad Swetland was at the DH Mountain Bike World Cup in Andorra this July. Here’s his slideshow.

An East Kootenay man will hunt for a fabled gold boulder in the deep waters of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake — using a submarine he built himself.

Mountain Hardwear launched the JMT series of backpacks and editor Vince Hempsall has shouldered the responsibility of testing one of them. This is his honest review.

Do Intuition ski boot liners stand up to the rigours of the Canadian arctic? For this honest review, our art director Chris Rowat really steps in it.

Mountain Hardwear launched one of its lightest jackets yet, the Kor AirShell Hoody. Is it still fly after heavy use? Our editor reviews.

The Giro Montaro all-mountain helmet has continued to evolve over the years. Photo Editor Peter Moynes gets his head around the latest iteration called the Montaro Mips II helmet.

Our photo editor Peter Moynes takes the new Giro Deed mountain bike shoes for a ride and absolutely stomps this review.

The recently released Lost Kootenays book provides a glimpse back at a simpler time in the region, when things were more black and white.

Spring is an excellent time to visit Whitefish, Montana, because the trails are loamy, the wildlife is roaming, and the visitors are few and far between.

For one Okanagan bodyworker, using horses and other animals in her therapy sessions gets to the heart of what matters.

The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.

Three years after an epic grunt along the length of the Selkirks, four British Columbia ski mountaineers lay claim to an equally arduous first-ever ski traverse of the neighbouring Purcells. Would they undertake the beautiful voyage again? Yaaa–probably not. Story and photographs by Douglas Noblet.

A unique growing system from the Yukon and adopted in the East Kootenay should produce some serious green.

An annual gathering near Spokane, Washington, helps attendees get primitive again. Story by Derrick Knowles. Photos by David Beckstead.

Launched in May 2022, the Headwaters podcast is announcing plans to drop two additional episodes this month.

Bass Coast has released its 2022 lineup and it includes international DJs as well as local favourites. Here is the full list of artists.

We received a letter to the editor praising our “Cheerz To Sobriety” story in the Winter 2022/23 issue of KMC.

The Board Ukulele Company in Blewett, British Columbia, is making electric instruments from old skateboard decks.

Of all the world’s backwoods creatures, nothing is as unrelentingly vigilant—and consequently irritating—as the pack rat.

The inaugural Dark Horse Invitational Slopestyle Mountain-Bike Event in Revelstoke crowned a 12-year-old as its reigning champ. And that’s not all that makes it special. Words and photos by Lindsay Donovan.

Canada’s first craft outdoor gear alliance is rolling out a #ShopLocalBC campaign in which Kootenay makers step into the spotlight.

British Columbia electronic music and art festival Bass Coast has donated over $20,000 to flood relief efforts in the community of Merritt.

Designed by Cover Architecture, the new Confluence building will house the city’s Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre while adhering to state-of-the-art Passive House certification.

We received a letter to the editor from G.B. in Invermere, British Columbia who was concerned about the Kootenay Invasives story.

KMC Magazine throws on the winter tires and takes a rip around our backyard looking for new food, booze, and things to do.

Teton Gravity Research has dropped the trailer for its 2022 offering “Magic Hour” and it’s … magic.

For Alberta athlete Lorenza Sommaruga Malaguti, freediving beneath ice truly takes her breath away.

Meet Basil Fuller, the driving force behind a growing Kootenay community of Jamaican truckers.

This week, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Columbia Basin Trust launch a new podcast called The Headwaters.

A look inside 10 years of discovery and determination in Bisaro Anima, the 683-metre-deep cave near Fernie, British Columbia. 

The pioneers of a famed ski zone lock their heels and spin their wheels in a new film.

Shayna Jones’s multimedia project explores narratives of race in the face of rural living. By Louis Bockner

Small inflatable boats are changing how backcountry explorers navigate the mountain range between British Columbia and Alberta.

Mountain Muskox is a new group-therapy program offering hope for survivors of alpine trauma.

Dano Slater: Skier, freeride coach, legend. 1974-2022. We’ll miss you. Photo by Dave Heath. Words by Mitchell Scott.

In his latest Backside column, Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott waxes on mugs and other wholly unalive things. Or are they?

Our Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott has penned one of the most incredible stories we’ve ever heard for Patagonia. This is it.

These kite-skiing athletes have learned that travelling fast across large swaths of the Rockies is a breeze.