Small inflatable boats are changing how backcountry explorers navigate the mountain range between British Columbia and Alberta.
A look inside 10 years of discovery and determination in Bisaro Anima, the 683-metre-deep cave near Fernie, British Columbia.
The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.
This week, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Columbia Basin Trust launch a new podcast called The Headwaters.
Three years after an epic grunt along the length of the Selkirks, four British Columbia ski mountaineers lay claim to an equally arduous first-ever ski traverse of the neighbouring Purcells. Would they undertake the beautiful voyage again? Yaaa–probably not. Story and photographs by Douglas Noblet.
A professional climber’s quest to complete every route in the famous Haffner Cave – in one day – gave him a way back to life….
We received a letter to the editor from Heather Leschied who schooled us on the difference between pike and pike minnows.
Following an era of over-recreation and lakeside development, Dave Quinn reflects on the frozen memories of fishing burbot, and a strange future that followed.
In this latest ski vid by Danny Leblanc, featuring Dave Crerar and Tom Harding, it’s obvious Fairy Meadows is otherworldly.
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.
Fernie Brewing Company today announced its “Cheers to Charity” fund has now passed the $100,000 mark.
From Mushrooms to Huckleberries, the unmonitored harvesting of non-timber forest products for commercial purposes is a new challenge facing lawmakers.
The Toby Creek Whitewater Kayak Festival returns this month to the East Kootenays, July 27-29, with a cash prize purse of over $3,000.
The Columbia Basin Trust is currently supporting 42 heritage projects around the Kootenay region with over $2 million.
Alberta resident and mountain lover Andrew Doyle happened to be in the right place at the right time to snap this classic photo of a napping grizzly bear. Here’s how the shot came to be.
One of the Purcell Mountains’ most gruelling and historically significant multi-day hiking routes gets some love. By Dave Quinn. In the early days of European…
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.
The 2nd Annual Steep Dreams Ski Mountaineering Festival will be held at Panorama Mountain Resort near Invermere March 3-4, 2018.
Two men from Kimberley, British Columbia, have successfully traversed the entire Purcell mountain range on foot. They covered about 280 kilometres in 24 days. The…
After a couple of bad breaks, an upstart East Kootenay angler learns the river’s ropes and finds revival in the currents. All thanks to the…