Nature + Environment

Abraham Lake close up

Abraham Lake: Nature’s Dutch Oven

These bubbles create a spectacular tableau of shapes and designs that would render Jackson Pollock speechless.

Feature Artist: Agathe Bernard

Agathe Bernard is a photographer, filmmaker, educator and geologist with an appetite for adventure.

Jasper: A Photographer’s Dream

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

#BMFF Free-for-all

There is much more than thrilling movies and big screen debuts at the BMFF. Attend one of these many events to get your creative juices flowing.

Under the cover: Underground Edition

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

Still Life: Jasper in June

This is a collection of photos taken in Jasper National Park, around Patricia Lake and along the Athabasca River. Spring this year in Jasper had a beautiful start with sunshine and clear skies before the inevitable June rain arrived. Flora and fauna sprouted up with the sunshine and welcomed the rain. The rivers and lakes swelled with spring runoff, but…

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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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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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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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Up Close at Lake Minnewanka

It’s the small things in life that matter. Pro photographer Brian Van Tighem gets up close and personal at Lake Minnewanka.  -Highline

Focussed on the Flathead River Valley

The Flathead River Valley has been a topic of much discussion over the last while throughout Alberta, British Columbia, as well as the United States. Environmentalists, ranchers, and outdoorsmen fight for the permanent protection of this piece of the Crown of the Continent, which has been called one of the most biologically important places on the planet. While protection hasn’t…

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Finding the Western Wood Lily

As the weather turns cold and we may just have to admit that summer is really over (but it’s only October!), we thought we would leave you with one last memory of summer, the bright and fresh beauty of the Western Wood Lily. – Highline I remember clearly the first time I saw a Western Wood Lily. It was perhaps…

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Capturing the Blue Clematis

Outdoor photographers are no strangers to blustery winds, but we had some exceptionally strong gusts in the Rockies in the early days of July this year that would test any photographer’s mettle.

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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Shoot for the Moon: 15 Night Photo Tips

With Jasper National Park recently being declared a Dark Sky Preserve and warm(ish!) summer nights approaching fast, many shutter-happy mountain-dwellers will want to try their luck at night photography. Shooting the skies takes more preparation than perhaps any other kind of outdoor photography. It also takes a lot of practice, so keep trying and have fun with it. Here are…

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