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Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

Stories From the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid, by Cecil Paul.

This November we are inviting you to an evening conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald. They’ll share stories about one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders, Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul and the watershed he helped protect. Find this event on Facebook. November 21st, UVic […]

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Kitlope River estuary visit

Grass in the foreground gives way to epic mountains of the Kitlope valley.

This spot on a map of BC means little until you follow the 70-mile Gardner Canal that branches off Devastation Channel and winds its way deep into the coastal mountains of northern BC.  While single-handing my old wooden sailboat, ERN, I was reminded of my first trip to the mountains and the thrill of seeing […]

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Buy a boat, help protect coastal carnivores

The Tooth and Nail is a sailboat and it is shown here sailing very fast.

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to own a beautiful sailboat while supporting the conservation of wildlife at the same time. Tooth and Nail was donated to us by the family of the late Ronald Martin. Ronald and his family have been longtime supporters of Raincoast. Ron loved to sail Tooth and Nail as […]

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A new way to help us end trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

People in a boat a ways from shore, watch a grizzly bear, in the Kitlope.

By now you’ve probably seen the photos and video we’ve shared of the Kitlope, and hopefully you’re getting some sense of how spectacular this place really is. This past May I was given the opportunity to travel to the Kitlope conservancy aboard the SV Maple Leaf and it was easily the most beautiful place I’ve […]

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Two weeks left for the Kitlope

The Kitlope as seen from the air.

We now have just two weeks to raise the remaining $15,000 of the $100,000 deposit we need to secure the purchase agreement for our 5th hunting tenure. This includes the commercial hunting rights in an area of over 5000 sq. km that encompasses the entire Kitlope…

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Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Cecil Paul, Xenaksiala elder, at a book signing in Kitimat Valley.

Cecil Paul has told the story of that long journey in—what his granny called—the magic canoe. “Build a canoe and it will be supernatural and no matter how many people will come aboard to help you paddle to save your place of birth, it will never be full.” Raincoast is one of the many organizations who stepped into the magic canoe to support and learn from the traditional knowledge systems of the Xenaksiala…

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A first grizzly bear in the Kitlope

A stunning field of Lupin is framed by the epic mountains of the Kitlope.

Just days before being asked to go on a last-minute week-long trip to the Kitlope I had been glued to the pages of Cecil Paul and Briony Penn’s new book, Stories From the Magic Canoe. I was invited to visit as a guest aboard Maple Leaf, to capture visuals, to help with fundraising and awareness […]

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