Stories

Take a minute to scroll through our stories researched by some of Canada's best writers, bloggers and influencers. They have experienced every B.C. and Alberta mountain resort to bring you the latest news on your favourite snow destinations. They explored the runs, glades and backcountry but also dug deep to bring you the details about other activities to round out your day or ski vacation. In B.C., learn about the snowshoe trails in Golden, the ice climbing wall at Big White, the cross-country trails at Sun Peaks or the fat-tire biking at Kimberley. In Alberta tempt yourself with the stories about cat-skiing at Castle Mountain, après ski fun in Banff National Park and fine dining at the top of Norquay. Don't forget the hidden gems in Northern BC and yes, the prairies of Alberta - we've decided they shouldn't be secrets anymore. Click and #DareToExplore.

  • A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? The DECISION 2026 series, in partnership with Calgary’s Business, explores these and other questions. 

  • A generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the Games? What might they do for the region? Can we recapture the magic of ’88? The DECISION 2026 series, in partnership with Calgary’s Business, explores these and other questions. 

  • There is so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to your community. Volunteering not only benefits your community, it benefits you. Volunteering will help you gain amazing new skills that can transition easily into both your personal and professional lives, and those skills will last forever. And, just think of the new friends you'll make.

  • The 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary created a legacy that would span decades and shape the spirit of the city. As a kid, I remember feeling the immense pride knowing that my hometown would be the final stop on the flame torch relay and be hosting the games.

  • Arg! It’s mid-June! Will this summer ever end?

    Maybe I want to be like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Wilson moved his grand piano into a sandbox built in his house so that he could keep his toes in the sand while he wrote the band's iconic beach-themed music. Problem with a box of snow under the desk is – it melts into the renter’s place below me. So instead of sloshing around on a wet carpet and getting the neighbour upset, I’m on a quest for summer skiing.

  • What’s flying faster than the Winnipeg Jets? Jet’s-themed merchandise off the shelves of every shelf, hat rack and hanger in Winnipeg. As the NHL team from the smallest market heads to game two of the Round 3 match-up with the Vegas Golden Knights, the city planted around Portage and Main prepares for enormous crowds.

  • Going into game seven is nerve-wracking. There is soooo much on the line. Arenas, bars, basements and outdoor parks in Canada were a flurry of white jersey-clad fans anxiously cheering on the Winnipeg Jets. Within 11 minutes of the first puck-drop, the fans were whipped into a blizzard.

  • Ya gotta totally love this time of year. More daylight, extended hours for the lifts and its warmer – and I mean waay warmer. Best part is, every resort is cranking up the activities to keep you playing in the snow. Some resorts are banking on record breaking snow conditions to take us well into May but here is a round up of activities to plan for right away. Don’t forget the sun screen and the eye protection!!!

  • It’s so hard to talk about the closing dates of the mountain resorts when the snow keeps falling. This has got to be one of the best pow day seasons on the record books. The average snowfall year-to-date was smashed at many resorts.

    But alas, all good things do come to an end. Grab a hankie and get ready to sob as we list the last day at your favourite Western Canadian resorts.

  • The Okanagan’s other mega winter resort - Vernons’ SilverStar - is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and Ullr has been generous with the gift giving. The area hasn’t seen so much snow in 68 years. Here’s a look at the results of all those snow dances.

  • Snow Immersion Suffocation (SIS) is deadly for skiers and snowboarders. Learn tips to keep yourself safe this winter.

  • You know your kids are pumped and impressed by the scenery when they’re snapping photos and singing songs about snow from the back seat as you’re driving down the highway.


    That’s what’s happening in our car as we wind our way down highways 507 and 774 toward Pincher Creek.

  • It’s hard to be humble when you are so proud of the athletes who represented Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. These athletes are bringing home more Olympic medals than any other winter since the Winter Olympic Games started in 1924.

  • Snow was falling heavily as Chris Wheeler pulled into the parking lot at Powder King Ski Resort in Northern B.C in late January 2018. Not being one to waste time on a powder day, Wheeler grabbed his camera gear and hit the chair. Next thing he knew he was shooting powder slashes with a local snowboarder who had offered to show him a few of his hidden gems.

  • While known for its summer shenanigans, I can assure you Wells, B.C. is most certainly not sleeping during the winter. This vibrant town’s heart is pulsing with the stacking snow and is most definitely a winter destination for outdoor seekers. A meander through town showcases many of the bright, bold and historic buildings and gives you a quick the lay of the land for all of your winter musts in Wells.