Henry David Thoreau once said, "In wildness is the preservation of the world."

The road that leads up to the top of Flat Top is covered in dust and surrounded by forest. A procession of quads and rangers cuts through the quiet stillness of the deep forest, kicking up dust, floating up in the slanted light of early morning. Somewhere past the top of the uphill climb, endless boreal forest simply takes over where the dirt track ends. It is here that we find Tyler Warman, mayor of Slave Lake, Alberta, making a warm and windy autumn day of it, trailriding in the backcountry with his family and friends.

Tyler moved to Slave Lake with his family in the 1990s and graduated from the local high school in 1999. He is a successful entrepreneur, community leader, volunteer firefighter, and Rotarian.

Tyler speaks with passion and conviction about the opportunity, the adventure, and the great people to be found in his unique and vibrant community. He tells us, "Come for the work and stay for the lifestyle."


Written, Produced, and Directed by John Kerr for Crowsnest Films.
DOP - Craig Hall
Steadicam Operator - Brett Manyluk
Sound Recordist - Justan Ross
Editor/VFX/Colorist - Darren Bierman
Post Production Audio Mix and Music - Mitch Lee

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