After discussing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline--which would carry bitumen from Alberta's tar sands to the Great Bear rainforest of northern British Columbia, three friends decided to go see the area for themselves. Having heard that hidden in the rainforest which surrounds the twisting pacific channels are tiny abandoned trappers' cabins, the group packed everything they would need for eight days into their kayaks and headed out into the world's largest temperate rainforest in search of something which is becoming increasingly rare: wilderness.
The group consisted of:
Spencer Taft, masters ecology student
Daniel Robb, extreme outdoor adventurer and guide
Paul Manning-Hunter, Canadian National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team member
Made possible by:
The University of Calgary Outdoor Center: http://www.calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca/
Joe Paolinelli at http://www.skeenakayaking.ca/
The Haisla Nation.
Filmed and edited by Paul Manning-Hunter