Outdoor Adventure

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!

Gear Review: Salewa Wildfire Approach Shoe

Hiking season is upon us. See what our boot-hating, Birkenstock-wearing Online Editor had to say about the new Salewa Wildfire approach shoes.

Mind the Small Stuff

When you find the brown season getting you down, look deeper into the details. It sure is prime time to get down and dirty in the delightful world of macro photography.

Splendid Spring Sippers

Would you look at that! Green(ish) grass and heaps of sunshine to boot. It’s almost like we’re experiencing SPRING in the Bow Valley. This calls for a celebration!

Curiosity to Explore

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but we bet the stunning landscapes captured by Wild Flour featured artist Kevin Annala just might leave you speechless.

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Cerium Lt Hoody

Do you find yourself shivering in the back country while your friends remain toasty warm and happy? Have no fear, the Arc’teryx Cerium is here!

Kohlrabi Salad with Jungle Peanuts

This warm weather has us all geared up for a fantastic spring season. What better way to celebrate than with a bowl of this fresh inspired Thai veggie salad from the kitchen of Mystee Maisonet.

Nights out with Paul Zizka

A glimpse into the late-night photo life of Banff-based photographer Paul Zizka. He’s legit the Bruno Engler of our generation.

Naked Man vs Grizzly Bear

"What would the world be like if we all showed up just a little more naked?" — Al Tinholt

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.

Banff Mountain Film Festival: Opening Weekend 2013

Make sure to snag tickets to the Banff Mountain Film Festival soon!

All About Larches

“And now for something completely different. . . the larch.” So goes the Monty Python skit. And biologists agree: the larch is different. Larches are one of only a few deciduous (seasonally dropping leaves/needles) conifers (pinecone bearing trees). The needles on larch trees change colour from green to yellow and look particularly vibrant against a clear blue sky. September is…

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Whyte Museum’s Gateway to the Rockies

My feet tread lightly on a plastic sheet as I enter the construction zone of the Whyte Museum’s new Gateway to the Rockies exhibition. As the museum’s Marketing and Communications Specialist, Pamela Challoner, guides me through the tangled web of artifacts yet to be installed, she gets a yelp from Curator of Photography, Craig Richards, who is mounted on an early 1900s-era…

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9 Tips for Capturing Northern Lights

Dark skies, cold nights and a lack of light pollution mean you’’ve got a great chance of seeing northern lights, or aurora, in the Canadian Rockies. If you’’ve ever been wondering how to capture them, here are some tips from local photographer, Paul Zizka, who has photographed the northern lights throughout Canada. – Highline With the solar maximum of an…

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Tales & Trails: An Interview with Author Lynn Martel

I would suggest that everyone has their own ante, but the best way to up it is to expand your horizons, literally.

Beat the Drizzle: 8 Tips for Taking Pics in the Rain

Rockies dwellers are hoping for a dry, warm summer. But, although Environment Canada has forecasted plenty of sunshine for the mountains, chances are we will get our fair share of the wet stuff again this year. Rain equals poor opportunities in the mind of many photographers. Yet, it offers great potential if one has the right attitude and a little…

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