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To refuse the stories of the past is to disregard the headwaters from which we flow. Both magazines regularly investigate the tales of our most influential tributaries.

A new documentary chronicles the love, uncertain liberty and all-American pursuit of happiness that found its way to the remote Canadian West Coast over half a century ago.

They’re dark, dank and older than the hills. Who wants to save a big ol’ hole in the ground? The Cody Cves crew, that’s who. Bobbi Barbarich dives in.

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.

Writer Jules Torti revisits a quintessential yukon how-to manual: The Lost Whole Moose Catalogue. Her findings? The good book’s Great White North knowledge holds true today in a world yearning for homesteads and the homemade.

For 85-year-old Squamish climber “Big Jim” Sinclair, the last half century has been all up hill. Meet the man behind such area classics as “Diedre” and “Merci Me.”

Second only to oil as the world’s most-craved commodity, coffee brims with both a rich and a dark history. Lovers of mountain life, in particular, can seem to get enough. So why our enduring jones for java?

One of the Purcell Mountains’ most gruelling and historically significant multi-day hiking routes gets some love. By Dave Quinn. In the early days of European…

En route to her PH.D., a formidable researcher has made surprising discoveries about how first nations managed forest fires, and in doing so, answered the…

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…

North America’s first helicopter-supported enduro mountain bike race was held on the Cartier Mountain Trail in Revelstoke this past summer. We caught up with the organizer to see how it all went down.

Back when Fernie, British Columbia, lay beneath a shallow sea, giant carnivorous squid were amongst the prehistoric killers. One of them never left. Some things…

It was a golden moment for Selkirk College and rural post-secondary education when the new book “Journeys Taken: The First 50 Years of Selkirk College”…

For hundreds of years, a somewhat steamy sect of Indonesian Muslims gathered atop an island mountain to engage in carnal acts of supposed reverence. But…

Think we’re hard core? Eileen Delehanty Pearkes shows us what the Sinixt Interior Salish First Nations people wore to fend off winter’s elements before European contact. Climate…

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”…

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…

The Godfather of Freeskiing and long time Whistler ambassador Mike Douglas may possibly know more about Whistler Blackcomb than anyone else in the world. In…

Known for their gritty storytelling and spectacular visuals, American production house, Sweetgrass Productions is set to release their latest feature ski and snowboard film, Valhalla…

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine had the incredible privilege of being present at the Red Bull Supernatural snowboarding event this past Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at…

Sun Valley, Idaho: a living, breathing museum of the North American ski timeline, dating back to the mid Twentieth Century. It began in 1939 when…