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Rocky Mountain Outlook

Rocky Mountain Outlook

In the autumn of 2000, three long-time Bow Valley residents - Larry Marshall, Bob Schott and Carol Picard - began serious planning for a new publication in the Canmore-Banff corridor, one that would cover all communities from Lake Louise to Kananaskis.

Theirs was a novel idea for the day - a free distribution weekly that would put into the hands of residents and the area's millions of tourists the news, entertainment and sports from the communities in which they lived and vacationed, and offer the area's advertisers an effective vehicle to reach those visitors.

Going head-to-head on two fronts with the area's two existing weeklies - the Canmore Leader and The Banff Crag & Canyon - meant few gave the Rocky Mountain Outlook much chance of survival. Not only did they not charge for individual copies, they debuted a mere nine days after Sept. 11, 2001, when the world's tourism market had completely evaporated.

Since those days the Outlook has grown and evolved much like the communities they serve. The challenges and pressures of the mountain parks area of Alberta play out weekly in both the print and online editions of the Rocky Mountain Outlook. A dedication to community journalism has helped maintain our relevance in an engaged community. Currently the Outlook is producing close to half a million print copies annually with close to 99% of those being picked up by our readers at over 200 locations. Visits to rmoutlook.com have more than doubled in the last few years with over 40,000 readers per month now accessing content online. Recognized both provincially and nationally for excellence in community journalism the Rocky Mountain Outlook continues to focus on being the trusted local source of news, sports and entertainment.

Recent Work by Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain Outlook wins multiple newspaper awards

Rocky Mountain Outlook wins multiple newspaper awards

The Rocky Mountain Outlook has won a number of newspaper awards of excellence for its coverage of news, arts and sports in the valley last year
Banff RCMP warn about CERB phone scammers

Banff RCMP warn about CERB phone scammers

Scammers are trying to take advantage of the CERB-situation in Banff
Editorial Cartoon – June 25, 2020

Editorial Cartoon – June 25, 2020

EDITORIAL: True north, strong and free this Canada Day

We are living through history and as this year's Canada Day fast approaches, it presents an excellent oppportunity to pause and take stock of what it means to be Canadian.
Bow Valley 2020 high school graduates celebrate with adapted ceremonies

Bow Valley 2020 high school graduates celebrate with adapted ceremonies

PHOTO GALLERY: Bow Valley 2020 high school graduates celebrate with adapted ceremonies

PHOTO GALLERY: Bow Valley 2020 high school graduates celebrate with adapted ceremonies

LETTER: Abandoning dog disgraceful behaviour

Editor: To the person who dumped their dog on Morley Road – just so you know, this terrorized animal was weaving in and out of traffic trying to find the car he got dumped from.

EDITORIAL: Parks Canada must take immediate action to protect rare grizzly bear

Dedicated resources, patrols, clear and appropriate restrictions on human behaviour and enforcement, with significant fines for breaching these rules, are needed.
Amelie Patterson and John Wort Hannam headlining livestream at Canmore's artsPlace

Amelie Patterson and John Wort Hannam headlining livestream at Canmore's artsPlace

Banff's Amelie Patterson and Fort Macleod's John Wort Hannam headlining live-streamed concert Thursday night
Editorial Cartoon – June 11, 2020

Editorial Cartoon – June 11, 2020