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#Hiking  and #Mountainbiking   #destination  in Southeastern BC offers a community day for locals #FernieBC  
Officially one week into its summer season, Fernie Alpine Resort hosted a customer appreciation day on Sunday, July 5.
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perfect spot for #cliffdiving  into a mountain lake #fernieBC   #exploreBC  
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Opening day at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday, June 27 welcomed hikers and bikers.
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Calendar of #summertime   #activities  and #Adventure  in #Canada  to choose from!
From the start of the season till Labour Day, a daily list of how to make the most of your summer
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#summer2015   #Music  series presented by #STUBHub  at #KickingHOrseMountainResort   #Outdoor   #concert  
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Stubhub Present New Summer Mountain Concert Series. Golden, B.C. – People don't come to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to tackle the same old thing. They come for the adventures and mountain experience, and we have plenty (now including award winning music).
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#summertime  trip ideas? Looking for #adventure  and don't want the crowds of #Banff  then head to the southern end of the #CanadianRockies  to check out family friendly #FernieBC   #ExploreBC  
At Expedia Viewfinder, we believe adventure can begin at any age. That’s why we’ve partnered with Tourism Fernie to highlight expeditions that are perfect for the whole family. The Canadian Rockies make up an area that serves as the unofficial border between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and Fernie is located right in the heart of this picturesque region.
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Canadian Rockies road trip for #summer   #adventuretime   #hiking   #hikingtrails   #mountainbiking  near #Banff   #BanffNationalPark   #YohoNationalPark  try #GoldenBC   #Goldenrules  
By Powder Matt Mosteller Organic produce, long table dinners in the sky, alpine ridge walks, cool cabins for vacation rental and a recently expanded highway make the 'Adventure Highway' (aka Powder Highway) the perfect place for summer escape. Black crows circling overhead, as you speed along the uber scenic short drive from Banff to Golden,…
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The new Via Ferrata at #KickingHorseMountainResort  is almost complete and don't miss the July 1st Grand Opening of the newest #adventure   #attraction  in #BritishColumbia  +Destination British Columbia  #ExploreBC   #GoldenRules  
Follow week 5 of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort's Via Ferrata Making Of.
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Top activities and adventures in the #CanadianRockies   #Banff  to get you outside! #Outdoor   #adventuretravel   #travel  
Just about everybody has dreams of getting wild. For some, it might be a first night walk through a new city park. For others, a first descent down a wild river. Both share that incredible stirring that fills your insides with excitement and energy derived from exploring, planning, anticipation and conquering.
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Want to try a new action sport? You got to try #ViaFerrata  a new attraction being built near the #CanadianRockies   #Banff  at #KickingHorseMountainResort   #GoldenBC  
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Vice President, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, largest private owner of mountain resorts in Canada
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Adventurer, top ski blogger, author of top selling book Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life, available now at Chapters Indigo, Amazon, KOBO, Google Books, Barnes & Noble.Powder Highway lover, Ski British Columbia, Super, Natural http://www.powdermatt.com
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I am a self proclaimed lover of the mountains and the outdoor life! I spend most of my time enjoying the mountains, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, canoe tripping, climbing, backpacking and backcountry skiing. I have been in the mountain resort industry all of my life- from ski racing, professional ski coach to marketing professional in the mountain resort industry with current job of Vice President of Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. I have worked for major outdoor retailer, REI, where I did some product testing. I Love Mountain Equipment COOP (MEC) and one of the best outdoor gear companies is Outdoor Research (OR) One of my hobbies when out enjoying an outdoor adventure is to test the latest in outdoor and mountain gear for the Calgary Herald and Vancouver Sun, My most favorite adventures happen with my family on weekend camping, backpacking and canoe trips in the Canadian Rockies. I continue to strive to push my Adventure and Life limits, like entering and finishing, what some say is the world's toughest Winter Adventure Race, the Yukon Challenge. An 1800 mile cross country, running, dog-sledding, multi sport event from Whitehorse to above the Arctic Circle in January. Part of the entertainment is that you have to sleep outside every night and endure the 40 to 60 below temps. A recent highlight was being a torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I have much to be thankful for- family, life, passion (work). I am constantly focused on seeing the positive in every step of life. Even if those steps involve a Mother Grizzly Bear- as I am one of the few people to survive a Grizzly attack on skis.

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Survived Grizzly Bear attack on skis, Top Ski Blogger's at www.powdermatt.com, Member of the Advisory Board, Canada Institute, Constantly working on ways to get kids healthy and active to fight childhood obesity, Being able to enjoy my passions in life (work, mountains, family and outdoors), featured in Ski, Mountain Living, Powder Magazine, Outdoor Gear tester for GearGuideAdvisor,com, Completed world's toughest Winter Adventure Race, Yukon Challenge, being published in the Globe and Mail travel section, skiing every month of the year, member of many past tourism boards and tourism marketing organizations. Author of book Adventurer's Guide to Living a Happy Life. Travel writer, writer with feature articles in Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and Calgary Herald
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