Browsing by Tag: kootenays

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. 

Teton Gravity Research has dropped the trailer for its 2022 offering “Magic Hour” and it’s … magic.

Kootenay photographer Conrad Swetland was at the DH Mountain Bike World Cup in Andorra this July. Here’s his slideshow.

The Board Ukulele Company in Blewett, British Columbia, is making electric instruments from old skateboard decks.

The Kootenays are home to the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, and its uniqueness attracts everyone from tree huggers to tree cutters.

Touchstones, the Nelson, British Columbia museum, has opened two new photography exhibitions this month including Creston photographer Tekoa Predika’s “Enduring Spirit” show, which explores living on the fringes through tintype colloidal photographs.

In his latest Backside column, Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Scott waxes on mugs and other wholly unalive things. Or are they?

Shayna Jones’s multimedia project explores narratives of race in the face of rural living. By Louis Bockner

This week, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine and Columbia Basin Trust launch a new podcast called The Headwaters.

We received a letter to the editor from G.B. in Invermere, British Columbia who was concerned about the Kootenay Invasives story.

An East Kootenay man will hunt for a fabled gold boulder in the deep waters of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake — using a submarine he built himself.

Of all the world’s backwoods creatures, nothing is as unrelentingly vigilant—and consequently irritating—as the pack rat.

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.

Shambhala, Canada’s longest-running electronic music festival, released its 2022 lineup today after a two-year hiatus.

For Alberta athlete Lorenza Sommaruga Malaguti, freediving beneath ice truly takes her breath away.

Canada’s first craft outdoor gear alliance is rolling out a #ShopLocalBC campaign in which Kootenay makers step into the spotlight.

THE YEAR WAS 1990. Backcountry skiing was, at least for the average recreational skier, the stuff of dreams. If you were a young person in…

Our writer fell in love with Summit Lake ski hill while visiting the Arrow Lakes region on assignment recently. This is why.

In the West Kootenay region, the sheer number of adventure-tourism tenures is causing conflict among users and instigating impassioned pleas from the public for the government to press pause on the process.