Canadian Mountain Network


Canada’s extensive mountain regions provide a wide range of benefits to Canadians such as fresh water, biocultural diversity, natural resources, recreation, and cultural and spiritual connection and healing. The Canadian Mountain Podcast is where you can hear the latest stories and findings from the Canadian Mountain Network, a national research network dedicated to the resilience and health of Canada’s mountain peoples and places. Each episode is produced by journalism students at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, and offers diverse perspectives from those living and working in our country’s varied and complex mountain regions. From academics to athletes and Indigenous Elders to policy makers, the Canadian Mountain Podcast brings you expert insights to explore the past, present, and future of mountain regions here in Canada and around the world.

The Canadian Mountain Assessment

In this episode, we learn more about the Canadian Mountain Assessment, which is a flagship initiative of the Canadian Mountain Network that will clarify what we know, do not...

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International Mountain Day 2021: Sustainable Mountain Tourism

In this extended-length special edition of the Canadian Mountain Podcast, hear all about conserving natural and cultural heritage through sustainable mountain tourism. This episode includes the virtual recording from...

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Behind the scenes with the Canadian Mountain Podcast

On this episode of the Canadian Mountain Podcast, we look inward and discuss the hosting and production process of the team working behind the scenes of this series. We've...

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Water quality and security in mountain headwaters

Water is essential for life. Yet, the privilege of water quality and security is often overlooked. Most of Canada’s sustainable water sources come from glacial runoff and mountain headwaters....

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Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, or IPCAs, are lands and waters where Indigenous governments are at the forefront of protecting and conserving the ecosystems within these areas. IPCAs are...

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and their relation to Canadian mountains

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all member countries to achieve by 2030. These goals encompass all aspects of sustainability from equality to...

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