Highline Magazine ceased publication on March 3, 2016. Below is a farewell from our publisher and editor-in-chief, Kristy Davison.
It was eight years ago now that we tapped our creative instincts, shameless naïveté and a circle of ridiculously talented friends to launch Highline Magazine, an independent mag that grew to become an essential voice in the Bow Valley and the mountain towns of the Rockies.
Since then, with the help of a wild gang of contributing writers, photographers, illustrators, and partners in the community, we’ve published 17 beautiful print magazines, co-hosted eight crazy Know Your Neighbour Nights, and have attracted a following of hyper-engaged readers by providing free and flavourful bathroom reading for mountain people.
Creating platforms for unconventional storytelling and honest human connection, we’ve often been told that we sparked a sense of belonging and love for this beautifully quirky mountain community, inspiring folks like you to care more deeply for it. And you, sweet reader, supported us in every way.
But now it’s time to unplug and create some new adventure stories of our own. Time to make like wardens at a rowdy 2 a.m. campsite and shut this bad boy down.
The last copies of our final print edition are currently on stands and HighlineOnline will remain as an archive on the web.
We’ll be making some noise one last time with a Know Your Neighbour Night in honour of eight years of Highline Mag on April 2 at the Canmore Legion. Seth Anderson will rock a mean set and DJ All Nite Mike will keep us shaking our rumps to the wee hours, as always. We’ll also be announcing the winner of the Highline Indie Music Award at the event. Scroll to the top of the homepage for tickets.
Thanks for being a member of our mountain tribe; and may your bear spray always be pointed downwind.
Bear hugs all around,
Kristy Davison and the Highline Magazine team
While we must come to honour, value and respect our tourists, that doesn’t mean that we cant have a little bit of relatively harmless and injury free fun at their expense while they are here.