Nature + Environment

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?

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.

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.

Rocky Mountain Microgreen Gardening

We know all your Highliners out there love diggin’ in the dirt, so this one is for you!

Beating the Backcountry Blues

Backcountry snowpack can be misleading, with lurking layers of danger covered by a pure blanket of untouched champagne pow; enough to make any snow addict drool.

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!

Reflecting in the Rockies

The Rockies are the perfect place for reflection and these photos give us a lot to reflect on.

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!

What’s in a name?

Why is it called Lost Horse Creek? And how did Committee Punch Bowl get its name? Learn more about places in the Rockies and how they got their titles.

Finding Sacred Shapes

Healer, storyteller and wandering mystic Ari Lazer sees the world in shapes.

Know Your Neighbour Night III

Thanks for helping us make this Know Your Neighbour Night III the best one yet! Cheap Our Creative Media Intern, Camara Miller, had a blast (and worked her butt off) filming, organizing, directing and creating the original Know Your Neighbour Night trailer that you saw at the beginning of the night. If you missed the screening of the KYNN trailer,…

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For the longest time, I couldn’t stand the fall season. To me, fall was the Sunday before the work week. Oh sure, it was a day off, but the day was spent prepping for the long, slow, depressing slog ahead. People would tell me about the colours and the smells and the cool, crisp air but all I would hear…

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High on Huckleberries

High in the mountains of Alberta and extending West into nearly all of British Columbia grows a plant beloved by those who’’ve experienced it (and misunderstood by those who have not). The plant’s crop has traditionally played an important part in the region’s culture, and local residents guard their crop locations with vigilance. I am, of course, talking about the…

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Welcoming the Sun

The crocus stays close to the ground on sunny hillsides and slopes, often shrouded in the safety of larger plants. Keeping a warm coat of fur helps the crocus stave off the cold of brisk spring mornings. It is swift to show its spring colours after the snow has melted away. One commonality both crocuses and mountain people share is indicative of…

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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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