Sarah Houle

Story by Kendall Bistretzan. Photo by Quin Hauck. Paddle Prairie is a Metis community 12 hours north of Calgary. Local multidisciplinary artist Sarah Houle, who calls Paddle Prairie home, will tell you it’s a beautiful place: lush with wildlife and farms, abundant in animals, and, most importantly, family oriented.

Shoulder Season: Aster Lake Backcountry Campground

Story and photos by Gryphon Black-Wallis. I found myself at the trailhead of the Upper Kananaskis Lakes’ loop one afternoon on an overcast autumn day. Last minute decisions had led to this locale and the plan was to hike along the upper lake before ascending towards Aster Lake, adjacent to an alpine campground where I planned to rest for the night.

Future Womb

Story by Laurel McLean. Photos by Will Geier. “The music scene has set a standard of how women are supposed to behave – well, I’m sick of that. I’m tired of being in the audience; I want to be on stage; I want to be loud; sex is interesting – let’s have it be a part of the music scene.”

Local Treasures: Beauty Companies

Story by Joyce Tse. Calgary’s dry weather makes it a place of inspiration for beauty startups. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Calgary than oil and gas! We’ve selected ten of our favorite emerging local beauty companies, that are creating a diverse selection of products for both men and women.

#NowPlaying: Curated by LYRIQUE

#NowPlaying: Curated by LYRIQUE. How can I best describe myself as a representative of the hip hop urban arts scene in Calgary via a 28-track playlist? There are so many good songs to choose from. With so much talent in the world, everyone deserves a Grammy or Juno award.