Where Can I Get a Copy of KMC?

Distribution Beta
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine (KMC) employs a unique circulation strategy formulated to ensure the magazine achieves both a geographically widespread and highly targeted readership. Our reader is fascinated by mountains and has some sort of relationship with southern British Columbia. Our goal is to make it very easy for that person to come across our magazine and take it home with them.

The magazine is free, has a print run of 15,000 per issue (two issues per year) and is circulated through key points in the Pacific Northwest. Outdoor retail shops, resorts, and backcountry operators throughout southern BC see the bulk of our distribution. Because the publication is free, has high production values and is one of the only magazines with regional content, KMC is often showcased in stands on the front retail desk and displayed in storefront windows. Many shops from Vancouver to Calgary claim readers actually enter the store to pick up a copy. In all respects, it’s a coveted piece.

We are not distributed in Walmart, nor do we compete for the reader’s attention on newsstands. At backcountry operations like Sol Mountain Lodge and CMH, owners often give a copy of the magazine to clients as gifts. Over 3,000 magazines per issue are distributed in this manner. Because many of these clients travel from abroad to recreate in BC, KMC accesses readers from all over the world.

It’s important to note that you’ll want to get your issue as soon as it comes out because, at certain stores such as Nelson’s Valhalla Pure Outfitters, whole boxes of magazines are devoured in a single day. For those who wish to ensure they get a copy of KMC, we sell subscriptions. As a result of our unique distribution strategy, we have developed a robust international subscription base. We currently have subscribers from all over Canada, in 22 different states, and in countries like Australia, Switzerland, Germany, UK, New Zealand, etc.

If you’re having trouble finding a copy, please let us know and we’ll help steer you in the right direction. If you’d like to carry KMC in your store, please contact Peter Moynes at pmoynes@mountainculturegroup.com.

Below you’ll find a full list of distributors:


Mags are available at all Valhalla Pure Outfitters stores throughout Western Canada 

They’re also available at all Canadian Mountain Holidays lodges.


Castlegar, BC

  • Castlegar Chamber of Commerce
  • Cycology
  • Kootenay Cannabis
  • Tailout Brewing

Clearwater, BC

  • Sol Mountain Touring/Monashee Mountains

Cranbrook, BC

  • Funhogz
  • Gericks
  • High Country Sportswear
  • Kootenay Roasting Company
  • The Choice
  • The Heidout and Fisher Peak Brewery

Fernie, BC

  • Commit Snow & Skate
  • Freshies Coffee house
  • Hempire
  • Island Lake Lodge
  • Raging Elk Hostel
  • Smitten
  • Straight Line Bicycle & Ski
  • The Gear Hub
  • The Guides Hut

Golden, BC

  • Avalanche Safety Solutions
  • Bacchus Books & Cafe
  • Darkside Snow Skate Life
  • Derailed Sports
  • Higher Ground Sports
  • Jita’s Cafe
  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
  • Whitetooth Brew

Invermere, BC

  • Bicycle Works
  • Columbia Cycle and Ski
  • Crazy Soles
  • Panorama Resort
  • Syndicate Boardshop

Kaslo, BC

  • Kul Nijjar Realty
  • Mount Carlyle Lodge
  • Powder Creek Lodge

Kelowna/Westbank, BC

  • Fresh Air Experience
  • Fresh Air Concept
  • Kelowna Cycle
  • One Boardshop
  • Outbound Cycle
  • Sovereign Cycle
  • Wild Mountain
  • Yamaha Kelowna

Kimberley, BC

  • Bean Tree Cafe
  • Black Bear Books and Video
  • Kootenay Mountain Works
  • Natural Attraction
  • Pedal and Tap
  • Poser Sports
  • Rocky’s Ride and Glide
  • Sprout Grocery
  • Snowdrift Cafe

Meadow Creek, BC

  • Selkirk Snowcat Skiing
  • Stellar Heli Skiing

Nakusp, BC

  • Halcyon Hot Springs
  • Valkyr Adventures/Monashee Mountains

Nelson, BC

  • Baldface Lodge
  • Boomtown Sports Emporium
  • Dancing Bear Inn
  • Hume Hotel
  • Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce
  • No6 Coffee
  • Retallack Cat Skiing
  • Ripping Giraffe
  • ROAM
  • Sacred Ride Bike and Board
  • Selkirk College
  • Snowpack Outdoor Experience
  • Whitewater Winter
  • Valhalla Pure

Penticton, BC

  • Apex Mountain Resort
  • Apex Ski Shop
  • Peach City Runners
  • Pentagon Boardshop
  • The Bike Barn

Revelstoke, BC

  • Flowt Bikes and Skis
  • Mica Heli Guides
  • Revelstoke Alpine Equipment
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  • Skookum Cycle and Ski
  • The Modern Coffee House
  • Valhalla Pure

Rossland, BC

  • Alpine Grind Coffee House
  • Butch Boutry Ski Shop
  • Powderhound Sports
  • Prestige Hotel
  • Red Resort
  • Revolution Cycles
  • The Flying Steamshovel Inn
  • The Grind Coffee House

Slocan Valley, BC

  • Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw
  • Valhalla Lodge
  • Ice Creek Lodge
  • Lemon Creek Lodge
  • Valhalla Mountain Touring

Trail, BC

  • Gerick Cycle & Sport
  • Trail Beer Refinery
  • Trail Museum & Archives/Trail Visitor Centre

Vernon, BC

  • Attridge Snow/Ski/Wake
  • Olympia Cycle and Ski
  • Out Of Bounds Bistro/Silver Star
  • Silver Star Mountain Resort
  • Skyride Cycle
  • Stussi Sport
  • Sun Valley Source For Sports
  • True Outdoors
  • Valhalla Pure


Squamish, BC

  • Valhalla Pure

Vancouver, BC

  • Arc’teryx Kitsilano
  • Arc’teryx Vancouver
  • Cove Bike Shop
  • MEC
  • Valhalla Pure in Abbostford, Vancouver and Victoria

Vancouver Island, BC

  • Valhalla Pure in Courtenay and Victoria


Banff, AB

  • Banff Mountain Wear
  • Banff Springs Ski & Mountain Sports
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
  • Monod’s Sportswear
  • Mountain Magic Equipment
  • The North Face Store
  • The Ski Stop
  • UNLTD Skate & Snow

Calgary, AB

  • Bow Cycle – Calgary, AB
  • Canada Olympic Park – Slopestyle – Calgary, AB
  • FRESH Sports – Calgary, AB
  • Lifesport – Calgary, AB
  • Lou’s Skiing Performance Centre – Calgary, AB
  • MBC Ski & Sports – Calgary, AB
  • MEC – Calgary, AB
  • Ski Cellar – Calgary, AB
  • Ski West – Calgary, AB
  • The Source – Kensington – Calgary, AB
  • Undercurrents – Calgary, AB

Canmore, AB

  • Alpine Club of Canada
  • Bicycle Cafe
  • Canadian Avalanche Association
  • Couloir Ski and Bike
  • Communitea
  • Gear Up
  • Ultimate Fit Centre
  • UNLTD Skate & Snow
  • Valhalla Pure
  • Vertical Addiction

Edmonton, AB

  • MEC
  • Track ‘N’ Trail

Red Deer, AB

  • Valhalla Pure
  • Hempire

Jasper, AB

  • Gravity Gear



  • Bonsai Brewing Co. – Whitefish
  • Fresh Tracks Coffee & Snacks — Whitefish
  • Glacier Cyclery & Nordic — Whitefish
  • Great Northern Cycle & Ski — Whitefish
  • Kintla Copy and Creative – Whitefish
  • Montana Coffee Trader — Whitefish
  • Rocky Mountain Outfitters Montana – Whitefish
  • Stumptown Snowboards — Whitefish
  • Tamarack Ski & Lake Shop — Whitefish
  • The White Room — Whitefish
  • Whitefish Bike Retreat — Whitefish
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort – Whitefish


  • REI — Spokane
  • Sports Creel – Spokane
  • Two Wheel Transit — Spokane


  • Coeur D’Alene Visitor Centre — Coeur D’Alene
  • Coeur d’Alene PaddleBoard — Coeur D’Alene
  • Crafted Tap House & Kitchen — Coeur D’Alene
  • Escape Outdoors — Coeur D’Alene
  • Grump Monkey Coffee & Bakery — Coeur D’Alene
  • Java on Sherman — Coeur D’Alene
  • Moon Time — Coeur D’Alene
  • Orvis Northwest Outfitters — Coeur D’Alene
  • Terra Sports — Coeur D’Alene
  • The Art Spirit Gallery — Coeur D’Alene
  • CyleMetrix — Hayden
  • Ski Shack — Hayden
  • Porch Public House — Hayden
  • Silver Mountain Resort — Kellogg
  • Alpine Shop — Sandpoint
  • Bricks and Barley — Sandpoint
  • Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters — Sandpoint
  • Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair — Sandpoint
  • Laughing Dog Brewery — Sandpoint
  • MickDuff’s Brewing Company — Sandpoint
  • Outdoor Experience — Sandpoint
  • Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce — Sandpoint
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort — Sandpoint
  • 7B Boardshop — Sandpoint