Mountain Life isn’t just a magazine or website, it’s a lifestyle. A vibrant, healthy, outdoor-loving lifestyle that we want to share with the world. We seek to showcase the extraordinary characters and epic adventures from Coast to Coast to Coast in Canada’s vast wilderness (and beyond). People from all ages and walks of life check out Mountain Life and our award-winning publications to get inspired to make stories of their own.
Mountain Life was born on a Whistler chairlift in 2002. Company founders and good friends Glen Harris and Jon Burak asked themselves, “How can we live this lifestyle and feel good about what we do?” Both were recent graduates of the Capilano College Outdoor Recreation Management program, so they tapped into their newfound knowledge and personal experiences from exploring the mountains to launch a regional publication that had diversity as its core offering.
With the help of a talented team of editors and designers, the brand kept growing steadily into the collective conscience of outdoor media — its success born from creative content, world-class photography and a whole lot of hustle. Another issue was printed, then another. Awards and trophies were won, titles were added, books became thicker and less mistakes were made. The talent pool of contributors took notice. Advertisers were convinced. When the digital craze took off, ML became more than just a magazine — and our die-hard regional readership spread its wings to more than 65 countries.
Eighteen years later, Mountain Life is about the good stuff. Friendships, creativity, authenticity, exploration, positive environmental strides, and stoke all around. And we still have chairlift meetings on powder days.