It was a cool night on May 31, 2013, when professional photographer Paul Zizka left his home in Banff to drive to Herbert Lake, a small body of water along the world-famous Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park.
As a writer, the Banff Mountain Book Festival encourages me to dig deeper, to find the story really worth telling and to continue sharpening my skills so that perhaps one year it will be me up on that stage presenting my own book. But for now I’m content to learn from others, to absorb from a seat in the audience, and bring the stories of others to you.
Back in January 2011 I had a vision: to create an online community that would facilitate discussion about the outdoor lifestyle and the inner journeys we experience there.
Two e-guides are now available to readers: Adventure Travel with a Baby: 40+ Tips and Insights and Essential Gear for Travelling with a Baby.
About once a month a friend, colleague or stranger will ask me the very same question: “I have been wanting to take my writing to the next stage. How did you get started in freelance writing?”.
Meghan J. Ward is an outdoor, travel and adventure writer. Her work has previously appeared in such publications as IMPACT Magazine, Avenue Calgary, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Alpinist.com, Backcountry Magazine, The Real Banff, Where.ca, Skiing.com, tujawellness.com, Canadian Alpine Journal, various newspapers in Western Canada, and Highline Magazine, where she also served as Editor from 2011 to 2013. She is a tourism marketing specialist and has worked on publications and materials with Travel Alberta, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Parks Canada… Read More
From the maker of Mountains in Motion and Eye of the Beholder, Doug Urquhart’s latest masterpiece is Wanderment (chosen today as a Vimeo Staff Pick!). Having worked with Doug before I know first-hand just how much of a genius he is with his craft, and how humble he is about it. Wanderment demonstrates his artistry and eye for detail, his passion for the wilderness and desire to bring that beauty to others.
You can watch the video (just under 5 minutes) here.
They brought you Into the Mind and All.I.Can. Now Sherpas Cinema has created four dramatic short films capturing the deep spirit of skiing straight from the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The series, entitled ‘Sculpted in Time’ reveals a new dimension to the significance of ski culture in Banff and Lake Louise – depicted in spectacular high-definition footage.
Looking up at Mt. Louis on Friday I wondered if I would ever do a climb like that again. Or is my life drifting in another direction?
Lynsey Dyer has created an all-women ski film to inspire girls of all ages to pursue their dreams and give them new female role models to look up to. Check out this film’s trailer and read my thoughts on it here.