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?

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.

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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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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