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On the heels of the announcement that Ladybird Creek Bouldering area in the Slocan Valley is now a BC Recreation Site, we take a look at the local scene and why the West Kootenay region is becoming a popular bouldering destination.

On a recent assignment for ZenSeekers, editor Vince Hempsall and photographer Dave Heath captured the beauty that is Castlegar and the Lower Arrow Lakes. 

For three decades, Lino Grifone has operated the Western Canada School of Taxidermy, teaching students the art of making a life appear eternal.

The #BuyBasin Online Festival continues with live presentations by local businesses including those in the adventure industry.

The #BuyBasin Online Festival will run from March 23 to April 27 and will feature local businesses and live online performances from Shred Kelly, Ricky Diamonds, and Sean Rodman from Moontricks.

Whimsical creatures are popping up all around the Kootenay region they’re named for. This is why.

A Kootenay rock climbing association has announced it’s raised enough funds to purchase the most popular rock climbing area in Castlegar, British Columbia.

After last year’s sell-out show, Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine has decided to do another booty call. The Backyard Booty variety show returns to the Capital…

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 21-22, 2019, and will feature Canada’s best rock climber Sonnie Trotter.

Want to live to 100? While science has discovered mountain zones around the globe where centenarians are thriving, Editor Vince Hempsall reports there’s more to a life of longevity than big walks over the hill. 

A new video showcases a Castlegar, British Columbia rock climbing couple who have overcome life’s challenges and are now stronger than ever. 

The Mountain Culture Group has just learned a West Kootenay non-profit has started a campaign to buy the popular Waterline Walls rock climbing area in Castlegar.

To improve singletrack and walking paths in the Kootenays, the Columbia Basin Trust has launched new Trail Enhancement Grants worth $1.5-million over the three years.

After a five-year hiatus, Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine’s Backyard Booty variety show returns to the Capital Theatre in Nelson December 13th. Giddy up. Yes folks,…

The Mountain Culture Group has just learned that the final payment on the Kinnaird Bluffs rock climbing area purchase has been completed. In the Summer…

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroff.

Flights that always land. Fish that fly. A high-minded hub of academia, culture and nature. KMC futurist Fletcher Fitzgibbon touches down in the Kootenay’s next supercity.

Meet Dave Sutton: Castlegar’s boutique builder of burl, re-engineer of industrial ephemera and hand-hewing heavy hitter.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine has landed a National Magazine Award nomination for the Columbia River Basin feature story in KMC#31.

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Columbia River Treaty is up for renegotiation. CBC journalist Bob Keating examines the history and next steps of the contract between the Kootenays, Canada and the USA in a world more thirsty than ever for the power of water.