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Ten years before Lewis and Clark crossed the continent, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean through British Columbia’s Peace River area – now being threatened by the Site C Dam. A new book excerpt tells how it was a journey ironically assisted, and foretold, by First Nations who preceded him by millennia.

Do you have what it takes to ski, bike, paddle and pant your way from Mt. Baker to Bellingham? Here’s the history of one of the most fascinating races in the PNW.

But from the Okanagan to Northern Montana, and around the world, witches exist not to spook nor hex, but to enlighten and empower.

Canmore climber Sonnie Trotter helps us understand how he went from the flatlands of Ontario to becoming Canada’s greatest rock climber.

Squamish rock climber Will Stanhope helps us understand why the sport has brought him so much joy since he started at the age of nine.

Calgary climber Jon Walsh explains what drove him to be a lifelong collector of the world’s classic rock routes. By Jayme Moye.

Kootenay rock climber Jasmin Caton helps us understand the personal peace and joy the sport brings her. By Jayme Moye.

Inline skating is the punk rock of any action sport. While you’re deciding which pair of skinny jeans matches your faux-ironic haircut, rollerbladers are getting spit on at your local skatepark.

From the Backside column of Coast Mountain Culture #15, Mitchell Scott delivers a treatise on a subject close to our hearts…and eyelids.

Its sightlines span from Mountain Waddington to Mount Baker. Multiple peaks and righteous rock provide alpinists with a rare island experience. Need a reason to visit Mountain Arrowsmith? Walk this way.

On a 1,750-kilometre, 35-day paddling epic, an old-school mountain master’s clothes – or lack thereof – still make the man.

In this book review we look at Big Lonely Doug by Harley Rustad. It’s more than just a story of a lone fir tree; it’s about the history and ecology of our forests.

When skins and sweat are not enough to outrun the crowd, some ski tourers are heading for the sled. Are snowmobiles an inevitable mode of adventure for those yearning to go deeper and farther faster?

Parts of Rogers Pass are now closed because of poaching by backcountry skiers. Here’s how Parks Canada is trying to manage the winter masses at this popular area.

Plucked from the pound, these sled dogs are pulling their weight — thanks to a good-hearted entrepreneur.

The avalanche report said they were god to go. The terrifying outcome of the day should make us stop and think – more than twice.

Death-defying venues. Physical and financial toll. Stacked odds and international big-mountain skiing’s uncertain future. This is life on the Freeride World Tour. Just ask Trace Cooke.

There sure is, bud. But thanks to its nose for toxins and consumer-protection laws, an Oregon lab is helping legitimize the state’s cannabis industry in ways not seen anywhere else.

From Brazil to China to Norway, British Columbia highliner Mia Noblet has spent this past year walking her way into the record books.

How does a small team of snow pros generate comprehensive avalanche forecasts about Canada’s mightiest mountains, every single day, all winter long? Like this.