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7 Hiking Trails to Experience at Kicking Horse Resort

If you’re a skier or boarder from Alberta or British Columbia there’s a high probability that you’ve been to Kicking Horse Resort, one of Canada’s world-class downhill skiing destinations. While it’s renowned for its spectacular alpine setting, long runs and abundant snow in winter, it’s equally beautiful in summer. From the top of the Golden Eagle Express Gondola enjoy sweeping Rocky Mountain views. Then look way down and you’ll see the Columbia River Wetlands snaking through the valley bottom....
Tags: Travel, Canada, British Columbia, Alberta, Rockies, Eagle, Rocky Mountains, Don, Golden Eagle Express Gondola, Rocky Mountain, Ferrata, Leigh McAdam, RCR, Purcell Mountains, Stairway, Columbia River Wetlands


Ski resorts and apres ski in BC

Skiers know British Columbia’s Powder Highway as a place full of quirky towns, local ski resorts, and some of the best skiing a powder hound could ask for. But after decades of après options centered on nacho platters and beer, a couple of stops on the Powder Highway have been seriously improving their dining scene. You can now sample eats from a new food truck snowcat, dine at mountain-top restaurants, or sip craft beer and cocktails — all after hitting some of the region’s best ski slopes. ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Whistler, Panorama, British Columbia, Alberta, Columbia, Apres Ski, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, All, Powder Highway, Fernie, Kimberly, Prince Edward Island, Golden


Freeride World Tour 2018 Hakuba Event Took Place in Kicking Horse Golden BC

Following on the tails of the season’s first event at the resort in Kicking Horse, Golden, BC, Canada, 47 riders divided into four categories made their way up to 2330m to drop into the “Truth and Dare” face situated in Purcell Mountains. The original event, scheduled to take place last month in Hakuba, Japan, was restaged due to safety concerns and low visibility . Ski MenIvan “Mad” Malakhov (RUS-1st Place) finally got the win that he has long been searching for as he launched one of the bigg...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Kicking Horse, British Columbia, Andorra, Verbier, Penfield, Fieberbrunn, Hakuba, Hakuba Japan, Ski Paradise, Arcalis, Freeride World Tour


25 of the Very Best Outdoor Adventures in British Columbia

If you’re traveling to British Columbia in search of adventure, I’ve got you covered. Check out these 25 adventures that include everything from hiking to backpacking, and biking to canoeing and kayaking. I’ve done 23 of them and the two I haven’t are at the top of my wish list.  Sunset over Vancouver Island from Quadra Island Backpacking in British Columbia Backpack the Juan de Fuca trail Not sure if you can handle the full West Coast Trail experience? Hike the 47 km Juan de Fuca Trail o...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Hiking, Canada, Backpacking, Biking, Victoria, West Coast, Whistler, British Columbia, Calgary, Columbia, Rockies, Black Tusk, Kayaking, Baja California


What You Can Do on a 3 Day Winter Getaway to the Kootenay Rockies

What can you do and where can you go if you have three delicious days to spend on a winter getaway? If you’ve never been to the Kootenay Rockies, put this area on your must-visit list. In particular plan stops in Kimberley, Invermere and Panorama along British Columbia’s famous Powder Highway. Here’s how a 3 day winter getaway can unfold, assuming a Calgary start. The drive from Calgary through both Banff and Kootenay National Parks is nothing short of spectacular. Just be prepared for wint...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Canada, Skiing, Vancouver, Panorama, British Columbia, Calgary, Columbia, Banff, Skating, Kimberley, Don, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Leigh McAdam, Invermere


Kate Winslet's New Romantic Survival Movie Is Basically 2017's Titanic

It's been 20 years since the Titanic solidified its place as the ultimate romantic movie with which no other romantic movies could compete, but The Mountain Between us might come close. The Hany Abu-Assad-directed survival thriller also stars Kate Winslet (alongside Idris Elba) meaning we might just be looking at 2017's answer to the 1997 heartbreaker.First off, they're both about surviving nearly unsurvivable conditions. The Mountain Between us takes place in the snowy Purcell Mountains near C...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Entertainment Weekly, Calgary, Winslet, Leonardo da Vinci, Purcell Mountains, Hany Abu Assad


The stunning scenery of the BC Rockies and beyond in 20 images

WHEN the Canadian Rockies are discussed, talk of Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise in Alberta dominates the conversation. But the Rockies stretch over the provincial boundary into British Columbia, where there is a lot more exceptional wilderness to explore. I recently made a road trip with my partner from Nelson, BC into Yoho National Park (about a 6-hour drive), then into Golden, which is a small gateway town to the Rocky Mountains. We found top notch accommodations, food and drink, and endless o...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, Jasper, Vancouver, Whistler, Pacific Ocean, Boo, British Columbia, Alberta, Nelson, Columbia, Rockies, Eagle, Lake Louise, All


A Powder Highway Ski Trip Through Canada

About halfway into the 18-minute, high-speed gondola ride up the mountain, my brother-in-law turned to me. He had a concerned look on his face. Beyond us in the distance we could see the steep vertical drops along the south ridge of the forebodingly titled Terminator Peak, the 7,900-foot mountain that caps the southern portion of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Concerned is not the look you want to see on your skiing partner, especially when your skiing partner happens to have a good 20 years mo...
Tags: Travel, New York, New York City, West, Canada, Skiing, Siberia, North America, Whistler, East Coast, British Columbia, Calgary, Adventure Travel, Columbia, Rockies, Eagle


Heli-Hiking With Canadian Mountain Holidays: With tailored adventures according to guests' ability and desires, making for an incredible experience

While the glorious Bugaboos popping from the Purcell Mountains in British Columbia may hide in a snowstorm or retreat coyly behind clouds, the vista here is consistently awe-inspiring—and certainly Instagram-worthy. When hiking with Canadian Mountain...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Travel, Design, Hiking, Canada, Skiing, British Columbia, Purcell Mountains


Why It’s Time You Stopped in Golden

Have you ever stopped in Golden? At a minimum I’ve driven the section of the Trans-Canada Highway through the town at least 20 times, and the most I’ve ever done is gas up my car along Gasoline Alley – a common theme according to the folks at Tourism Golden. I finally changed that in March. Now I know where to get a great meal and a killer cup of coffee but even better I know that there’s a whole lot to do. Over a few days I barely scratched the surface. Where is Golden The town of Golden, ...
Tags: North America, British Columbia, Calgary, Columbia, Rogers, Rockies, Columbia River, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Golden, Trans Canada Highway, Leigh McAdam, Okanagan, Yoho, Blog Banner, Blue Bird Café, Purcell Mountains


Snowmobile Adventure in BC’s Purcell Mountains

Deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, I discover the real draw of snowmobiling. In This Snowmobile Article You Will Discover: The Best Place to Rent Sleds in BC’s Kootenays Tips for Driving these Machines Why You Should Try It Out! A Cool Video Snowmobiles also have a bad reputation. They’re loud. They’re fast. From an outsider’s perspective, the safety record of big-mountain sledding leaves something to be desired. I’ve been vocal in Ski-Doo-criticism in the past. Bu...
Tags: Videos, Adventure, Canada, Motorcycles, Ski, Snowboard, Tourism, Recreation, Palumbo, Golden British Columbia, Purcell Mountains, Purcell Mountains of British Columbia Canada, Mike Palumbo, Snowpeak Rentals, Quartz Creek, Golden Snowmobile Club