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As the Pacific crashes against the rough and tumble North American coast, we can’t help but dive into the fascinating world of the aquatic. Plus, surfing basically water-born mountain riding.

The 2019 Rip Curl Nationals presented by Red Bull are set for May 10-14 and this year there’s something new in the mix: the competition is also the official trials for Canadian Team Olympic qualification.

Marcus Paladino shares with us his slideshow from the World Ski & Snowboard Festival Pro Photo Showdown.

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.

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

Determined to dine only on what the sea and forest provide, four cyclists push into the Haida Gwaii bush, foodless.

Washington state curbs development of Atlantic salmon farms but British Columbia continues to play along in the face of First Nations defiance. This is why.

Canada’s best surfers set to return for 12th annual Rip Curl Pro, Canada’s longest running and most prestigious Pro surfing event from May 11-13 in Tofino, British Columbia.

In July 2017 Tofino surf photographer Marcus Paladino did a takeover of the Coast Mountain Culture Instagram account and the pics were stunning. During the…

Lars Baggenstos is a German-born illustrator and sculptor who now lives in Rossland, British Columbia. His latest body of work is a series of mythology…

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….

Two months ago we posted a mystery about a wolf sculpture made from driftwood near the Oyster River on Vancouver Island. Today the mystery is…

In an effort to reach those whose souls were taken by the ocean, Japan’s phone of the wind is helping tsunami survivors carry on. Where…

The 2017 Rip Curl Pro Tofino enjoyed excellent weather, perfectly fun waves and an internationally stacked roster of competitors. One Canadian ruled them all, though….

Surfers from across Canada and around the globe are packing their bags and heading for Vancouver Island for this weekend’s Rip Curl Pro Tofino. Here’s a sneak…

Vancouver’s urban dwellers find a way to access fresh seafood for free, and barely out of the downtown core. Andrew Stegemann describes how to stand…

Two National Geographic photographers and marine biologists are trying to get the Salish Sea, which includes the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound and the Strait 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…

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…

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…