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Chris Bosman is the Kootenay Conservation Land Manager for The Nature Trust of British Columbia, based out of Cranbrook, BC.  He has been involved with conservation and land management efforts in the region for nearly fifteen years, having worked for provincial...

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Laval is a Calgary dad, husband, airline captain and global adventurer best known for being the only Canadian to have summited Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, holds the record for the fastest ever crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland...

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Love horses? Want to get out in the mountains? Experience a thrill of a trail ride! Try A Bar Z to get a taste of the wilderness without too much commitment.  Novice to Expert. No horse experience required....

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Pat Bavin was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia where mountains and nature are his playground. Over the last 45 years he has owned 10 businesses in the fields of Sports, Arts and Healing. He has...

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Since 2006, the Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year’s best paddling films. You’ll be inspired to...

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Dr. Tony Clevenger is a wildlife scientist based in Harvie Heights, Alberta. For over 20 years his research in the Canadian Rockies has focused on developing science-based solutions to the increasing problem of expanding road systems and the conservation of...

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Kalista has a background in Renewable Resource Management, Permaculture, and Environmental Education. She has been working in the valley in the field of environmental science, education, and sustainability advocacy since 2007, and has been building and improving an urban permaculture-based...

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Jo Ellen is a retired Professional Forester who lives in Cranbrook.  She has worked in the East Kootenay from the U.S. border to Parson, spending a few of those years based out of Canal Flats.  She has been part of...

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Gretchen has lived in the Rocky Mountain Trench and Cranbrook area for over 35 years and has explored many of its ridges and valleys.  She grew up along the Grand River in Waterloo County, Ontario, and spent most of her free...

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Originally from Ontario, Shannon has been in the valley since January 2018 and is the Program Coordinator for the Lake Windermere Ambassadors. She previously worked in a variety of fields from recreation to youth outreach, but has a passion for...

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