Art + Soul

Back of the Pack Tactics

A user’s guide: lying, cheating, and manipulating your way to a great day in the backcountry.

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!

Hiking Heaven: Berg Lake

Blisters be damned: the trek to Berg Lake is the trip of a lifetime.

Jasper: A Photographer’s Dream

A killer combination of insider-approved, accessible adventures and amazing photos from Jasper National Park.

Mountain Life: Know Your Backcountry Hut Etiquette

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

Weekday Warrior

Fall is upon us but there is still plenty of good weather to get out and enjoy. Try out some of Tanya's pointers for maxin' out your relaxin'.

GEAR REVIEW: Osprey Xena 70L

Gone are the days of walking uphill both ways to school while wearing an uncomfortable potato sack as a backpack. This pack by Osprey will have your shoulders whistling a new tune!

Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

Sometimes a small reminder is all you need to refresh your bear-awareness before heading into the backcountry. For this mountain girl, her reminder came from a grizzly bear itself!

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.

Ticks Easin’

As the weather warms and the fuzzy purple crocuses come into full bloom, mountain people everywhere run for cover, paralyzed with fear. Why, you say?

Fun, Fine Food at 3,000 Feet

Understanding there are limits to backcountry eating, here is a list of the perfect meals that will turn a backcountry hut into a five-star restaurant!

Hiking Windtower: One of the Best Viewpoints in Kananaskis Country

By guest writer, Craig Copeland The Windtower — if you glimpse it while driving the Trans-Canada just south of Canmore — looms like a monster in a child’s nightmare. It’s so sharp and vertical that hiking to the summit seems laughably impossible. Yet Windtower is hikeable from the other side. Starting at Spray Lakes Reservoir, a trail ascends to West…

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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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