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Category description for Kootenay. Art, photography, design and editorial converge in a conversation focused on how and why human beings intersect with mountain landscapes in BC and around the world.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine has announced its latest issue’s launch party and the ultimate summer festival giveaway will be June 7, 2023.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Columbia Basin Trust have launched Season 2 of the Headwaters Podcast.

Don’t blame roots musician Eric Larocque if he offends you. When his popular lounge-singing alter ego Ricky Diamonds takes over, it’s gonna get crass.

The Kootenai Fungi business in Kimberley, British Columbia, may have an unorthodox farming style, but its crops are the shiitake.

Terry Nelson is the author of the newly released “Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia” and will be speaking in the West Kootenays May 16, 2023. 

The Engine Inside is a new documentary that sheds light on the overlooked potential of the bicycle.

Smartwool’s “Second Cut Project” is helping keep old socks out of the landfill. Here’s how. In celebration of Earth Day 2023, Smartwool is partnering with…

Sometimes, to save a species, you have to kill one. This is the story of an invasive American bullfrog, told from his perspective.

What is it about high-spirited mountain life that encourages people to get high and drink spirits? Learning from her interview subjects and her own experiences, podcaster Emily Holland explains the physical and emotional ride of attaining sobriety in a culture awash with being sloshed.

A rebuilt trail in the Himalayas ensures walkers worldwide find their happy place.

Patagonia has released “Ascend,” a new film about three women forced to flee their homes in Afghanistan, and now the North American climbing community is helping them to build new ones.

Publisher Peter Moynes logs on to get a custom jacket designed by MADE apparel. Is this the future of outdoor clothing? Read his review to find out. 

Kokanee beer has undergone several facelifts in the past 7 decades. We peel back the label on the weird world of this famous pilsner’s branding.

Of the 78 Search and Rescue groups in British Columbia, those in the Lower Mainland and the Kootenays are the busiest. Here’s why and how we can all mitigate tragedy in the backcountry. 

Flylow Gear is a Colorado-based brand that’s dedicated to the backcountry. But does it stand up to the rigours of runs from Japan to the Kootenays? Editor-in-chief Mitchell Scott airs his thoughts in this review.

A short documentary called “Dreaming of a Better Place” has been released online and it tells the heartfelt story about the Gostlin Keefer Lake cat skiing lodge in the Monashee Mountains.

Whitewater Ski Resort’s most popular event returns February 24-26 and includes a night of stories at the Nelson Civic Theatre.

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Whitefish Mountain Resort, here’s our list of 7.5 things you have to do in this Rocky Mountain town located just two hours south of Fernie, BC.

If a foreign army invaded Vancouver or Seattle, would you help defend your country? Ukrainians faced that choice when Russian troops attacked in early 2022. We reach out to skiers, bikers, climbers, and other mountain recreationalists to learn how their lives have been impacted by war.

KMC Magazine throws on the winter tires and takes a rip around our backyard looking for new food, booze, and things to do.