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The first pages in Coast Mountain Culture Magazine contain shorter stories that quip about beer and bikes, highlight people and places, and explore eclectic issues and ideas. Anything goes in Westside.

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.

Chelsie McCutcheon has seen poverty, addiction, and familial dysfunction. She is a shredder with spirit bridging the gap between kids and communities, on snow and soil.

Mike Powell is a Seattle podcaster who delves into the stories and opinions of action-sports insiders and icons. Here’s why so many are tuning in to the Powell Movement.

Canada’s most celebrated indigenous designer and America’s original counterculture super-ban, the Grateful Dead, have something in common. This is it.

Three sleds. A couple of bad ideas. One plane. Our coastal cowboy goes to great heights to save his snowmo. By Rory Bushfield.

The teachers at this esteemed Olympic Peninsula institution know that while owning a boat will change your life, building one may change who you are.

A Pemberton, British Columbia, young-un blazes a trail for mountain millennials.

Along the fertile banks of the Fraser River, kids are learning society’s rite to grow at Delta’s Farm Roots Mini School.

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.

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.

Third-Generation Carver Ryan Scoular of Whistler, British Columbia, is a chip off the old block. By Lisa Richardson.

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.”

New-school provisioners of Japan’s elixir extraordinaire, sake, are growing roots – and rice – from California to Vancouver.

A dad lets his young one fly free at an iconic mountain bike school — Whistler Blackcomb’s incomparable Summer Gravity Camp.

Who has a richer life: Whistler’s wealthy and worldly or woodworker and dad of one Zeke Helliwell? Depends how you look at it. Photos and…

For snowboarders, surfers and skaters on the Pacific’s edge, it’s a triple decker affair of the art. Words by Mikey Nixon. Photos by Erin Hogue….

When affordability and authenticity vanish beneath gentrification, what happens to home? An observant urban crooner packs his suitcase full of blues. By Alex Hudson “Will…

A-frames were born from utilitarian roots, then embraced throughout the 1960s and 70s by holiday home builders in vacation destinations worldwide. Now , a Vancouver…

It was a trip that didn’t happen. To a peak that you shan’t know. This is the tentative, untapped and newly cooperative world of backcountry…