Nature + Environment

Yellowstone to Yukon: 20 Years on the Trail

How many pairs of Rad Pants does it take to save a nation?

Readers Choice: Top 12 Hikes Within Spittin’ Distance From Banff

Get up, get out and get high — up in the mountains that is. Share your photos to win!

How to Build a Fire

Fire building 101 with Mahikan Trails.

Gary Gonis: Feature Neighbour

The Rockies’ equivalent of “The Dude.”

Banff’s Top 5 Comfort Foods

Highline’s round up of Banff’s best comfort food. From best-kept secrets to local’s go-to for take out.

Outlier: Surviving Beyond the Odds

How to stay lost on a glacier for ten days and drive rescue crews to insanity.

“Mountain Romantics: The Whytes of Banff” by Chic Scott

History as it should be told; gold and dross, wheat and chaff, joy and woe.

Protect the Source

Sarah Elmeligi takes us back to the 2013 flood, reminding us that when it comes to conservation we must demand change and refuse to settle for anything less.

Mountain Life: Know Your Backcountry Hut Etiquette

Proper hut-iquette: do you know it? Do you show it?

BOOK REVIEW: Climber’s Paradise

A celebration of the longstanding relationship between the Alpine Club of Canada and our wonderful mountain parks.

Miss Ellen Q: Feature Neighbour

Banff is full of great people, some are fun, some are daring but this neighbour is just down right FABULOUS! Meet Miss Ellen Q – as if you haven’t heard of her already.

Gone Squirrely

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

Glen Boles: Feature Mountain Illustrator

The story of celebrated local alpinist and artist Glen Boles, as told by Lynn Martel. Browse his incredible drawings and find yourself transported to new summits.

Under the cover: Underground Edition

Get down and dirty with the story behind our cover shot by local photographer Mark Unrau.

5 Essential Day Hikes In Banff National Park

Summer has officially arrived and again this year hordes of hikers will lace up the boots and hit the trails in Banff National Park.

Are You Avi Aware?

Whether you are ducking under the fence for a few lines or touring in the backcountry, travel in mountainous terrain comes with risk.

7 Ways You Can Volunteer in Banff National Park

Does Banff National Park hold a special place in your heart? Looking for a way to contribute to your mountain community? Consider getting your hands dirty by volunteering with the Banff National Park Volunteer Program! 7 Ways You Can Volunteer in Banff National Park Trail Reports –- let Parks Canada staff know about the conditions of your favourite mountain biking…

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8 Adventure Photography Tips

Many folks leave their photo gear at home when heading out on mountain adventures, be it a half-day hike or a multi-day mountaineering trip. This is unfortunate, as getting away from the vehicle opens up limitless photographic opportunities. Here are a few tips that will hopefully convince you to bring a little more gear along to document your own adventures….

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Wooden Planks and Broomsticks: How Skiing Came to Banff

With three downhill ski areas and thousands of kilometres of backcountry ski terrain, it’s difficult to imagine life without skiing in Banff National Park. Gather round and hear the story of the first young skiers and the first pair of skis to ever shred these hills. – Highline The First Pair At the turn of the twentieth century, the first…

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Not Your Average Coal Miner’s Daughter

By Reg Spencer Ever heard of Anthracite? It’s a part of Banff National Park I bet you’ve never heard of. And I built a brothel there. With well over 300 residents, my town of Anthracite grew almost overnight and quickly earned a reputation of being wild and unruly. Most of the town folk had come from the eastern United States…

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