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An 'exploratory traverse' in the backcountry

An 'exploratory traverse' in the backcountry

A few hundred feet into the hike and the unmistakable signs that we're in bear country appear.
Banff Centre gets $2.58M from province for theatre upgrades

Banff Centre gets $2.58M from province for theatre upgrades

Once underway, the project is expected to generate 14 jobs in the Banff area
Christmas in July hopes to bring joy to Bow Valley seniors still isolated due to COVID-19

Christmas in July hopes to bring joy to Bow Valley seniors still isolated due to COVID-19

Organizers of the annual Bow Valley Elves campaign are hoping to share some Christmas in July cheer with local seniors. Deadline to signup and provide a gift is Thursday (July 24).
Canmore Folk Music Festival is back ... almost

Canmore Folk Music Festival is back ... almost

A modified version of the 2020 Canmore Folk Music Festival will take place over the August long weekend (Aug. 1-3) including a CKUA retrospective, a takeover on Mountain FM, and Great Paws Virtual Show featuring festival favourites like Amelie Patterson, Irish Mythen and Jim Cuddy
SUMMER EXPLORER: A beginner's guide to backcountry trekking

SUMMER EXPLORER: A beginner's guide to backcountry trekking

For the adventurous soul, there’s nothing quite like setting foot on a brand new challenge. Escaping to the backcountry can offer just this.
SUMMER EXPLORER: Ghost Lake offers the perfect escape on a hot summer day

SUMMER EXPLORER: Ghost Lake offers the perfect escape on a hot summer day

“Once you discover it you just keep coming back,” Weinert said. “It’s just basic camping but I don’t think people mind because there coming here for the lake. It’s beautiful.”
SUMMER EXPLORER: Cozy mountain cabins transport you back in time

SUMMER EXPLORER: Cozy mountain cabins transport you back in time

Park the Delorian. Close the wormhole. If you want to travel through time, find your way to a cozy cabin in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
SUMMER EXPLORER: Tips and tricks for picnicking in the mountains

SUMMER EXPLORER: Tips and tricks for picnicking in the mountains

From charcuterie to foraging fresh salad greens, the Bow Valley has you covered
Skateboard workshop for youth rolling into Morley

Skateboard workshop for youth rolling into Morley

Pro skateboarders are riding into Morley for an “empowering skateboard workshop for Indigenous youth.”
Open letter to Banff Centre expresses concerns about future of visual arts, Walter Phillips Gallery

Open letter to Banff Centre expresses concerns about future of visual arts, Walter Phillips Gallery

“Through countless expensive rebranding exercises and successive poor leadership from the top of the institution, we are seeing an erosion of the function, reputation, and impact of the centre on the international cultural stage. What does this shift in values mean for the visual arts at Banff Centre in a financially limited, post-COVID reality?”