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About the artists →

Artists involved with the project include Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Mae Moore, Carol Evans, Roy Henry Vickers, Craig Benson, Michael Svob, Alison Watt, Ben Davidson, Mark Hobson and more.

Get the news and updates from our Oil Free Coast Campaign

News and Updates →

Get the latest developments in our campaign to keep our coast oil-free.

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About the book →

The book highlights the art work, most of which are originals, of 50 incredible Canadian artists and writings from esteemed Canadian scientists like David Suzuki and Wade Davis. A free eBook for ipad is now available from itunes.

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The film →

Download the film from the SURF Network and set sail on this coastal adventure. $3.99 to rent. $6.99 to purchase. All proceeds go to Raincoast.

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Trans Mountain Pipeline →

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion plans to transport 890,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil from Edmonton to Vancouver. Tanker visits to Vancouver will increase by 574%…

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Shows and tickets →

Groundswell undertook a US west coast tour in the Fall of 2012 and is now screening locally and internationally. Check out dates and locations for Canadian, US and global cities.

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TakeAction →

Get informed, show up, write, and speak out. Use your local newspaper, facebook or twitter. You can even get the film and show it your home town. Oh, and send a message to Stephen Harper too.


Surf expedition snapshots →

Highlights from the waves, winds, wildlife and more.

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Trans mountain pipeline risks →

There are considerable risks associated with increased tanker traffic…


Art for an oil-free coast: Overview →

Fifty artists have taken up paintbrushes and carving tools to protect Canada’s fragile raincoast. See the art, get the book, watch the film, stop Northern Gateway.



REFLECTIONS chronicles the journey of artists to the heart of the tanker route. Watch it now on YouTube.


Art Exhibition Dates and Locations →

Raincoast’s has toured the Art for an oil-free coast exhibition in BC and Alberta to incredible and sometimes controversial receptions. The exhibitions and auctions are now complete.

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Northern Gateway: Hearings of the NEB’s Joint Review Panel →

Raincoast’s submission to the JRP shows that Enbridge did not conduct the mandated ‘risk assessment’.

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Prepare for the Northern Gateway hearings →

Here you will find materials to help prepare your presentation to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings.

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What’s at stake: The cost of oil on BC’s priceless coast →

This popular report discusses ecological implications of oil tankers on the BC coast. It stems from Raincoast’s five years of marine surveys but emphasizes the broader ecological context.

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Northern Gateway: A Crude Proposal →

These are some relevant facts and context to the Northern Gateway Issue: articles on the political context as well as the CEAA JRP hearings…

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