Art + Soul

Seedy: The Underbelly of a Revolution

Get the dirty on the local food scene here in the Bow Valley. Buying local and eating local is on the rise, and we’ve got all the details.

Gone Squirrely

Forget about girls gone wild – we’ve got squirrels gone wild, Banff style!

What’s the Difference Between a Raven and a Crow?

Call a Canuck a Yank or a Kiwi an Aussie, and you’re sure to get a reaction. Call a Raven a Crow, and he might just tell you to f’CAW.


Playing smart and safe in the mountains with fellow female skiers! Chloe took an avi skills training course to feel more confident.

Cultivate Gratitude + Pumpkin Muffins

A neighbour’s passing brings reflection on life, friendships, and tender pumpkin muffins for our writer Chloe.

Slippery When Wet; Cutting Teeth (and Shins) on Bow Valley Trails

Chloe is the proud, new (and slightly scraped up) owner of a mountain bike.

Avoid the Crowds in Canmore

best places to buy generic viagra The long weekend season is upon us. Are you ready to travel local? My gut filled with dread as Victoria Day long weekend approached like a charging grizzly. A sequence of promising emails, potential itineraries and possible plans flowed through my inbox and mind. Each one kicked my heartbeat up a notch. What were…

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Blossoming Into Spring in the Rockies

Spring has sprung. The foothills and valleys are awash in a diverse array of green; the colour of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings. The vibrant chartreuse of fledgling tamarack highlights large swaths of deep forest-green spruce. Lavender Prairie Crocus, fuchsia Moss Campion and cream Mountain Avens peek up through the scree, if you take the time to notice. We’ve…

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Finding My Range: Diabetes in the Mountains

I have Type 1 Diabetes. Since being diagnosed in 2000, I have been thinking like a pancreas and managing my own blood sugar homeostasis, constantly working to keep my levels within an acceptable range. Maintaining this balance is a full-time, around-the-clock, juggling act of food eaten, insulin administered and exercise (or lack thereof) completed. Other factors, such as hormones, stress,…

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5 Tips for Being a Courteous Couch Surfer

If you find yourself in the spare room, here are a few things that some of our mountain-loving guests have impressed us with.

A Love Letter to Canmore

Nice to meet you, Canmore. Wanna be together forever? I was recently invited to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Unbeknownst to the guests, it was also a surprise engagement announcement. Everyone was thrilled, guests and lovebirds included. The happy couple has only known one another a few months, but it”’s clear, they are most definitely, undeniably, inexplicably, head-over-heels in love. How…

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Mountain Momma…Take Me Home

The soundtrack of my life has been playing Be Good Tanya’s “[“well I feel like an old hobo; …you pass through places and places they pass through, but you carry ‘em with you on the soles of your travellin’’ shoes”]” for as long as I can remember. Years of a nomadic, traveling-hobo lifestyle had Rob and me living out of…

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