Children Of The ColumbiaThe Columbia River has always held my interest. I remember crossing a bridge in Golden just downstream from where the Columbia and Kicking Horse river meet in mid-2010. It was my first time out West having just moved from Ontario and I sat at its banks and felt a connection to the river as I watched it's waters flow northward on a cloudy morning. Little did I know I would one day raise a family downstream in our current home in Revelstoke. The river here while impressive and inspiring near the town center downstream it slow's and fills the Arrow lake hydroelectric reservoir reaching depths of nearly 300m .North of town, it is held back by the Revelstoke Dam and forms Lake Revelstoke. I have since walked its shorelines, sport climbed above the reservoir and paddled over clear-cut forest now submerged beneath the surface of a stifled river. If creeks and streams are the planets veins then Rivers like the Columbia are its arteries, massively important in any healthy living system. I can only hope that one day the river will be returned to its former state and I truly believe one day it will. I can only hope to be around when it does.
The Children of the Columbia explore the river's past and it's current state. Presented by the incredible cinematography of Sherpas Cinema and the skiing talents of Christina Lusti and Dane Tudor. They explore the banks of the Columbia, its reservoirs and its incredible surrounding mountainscape. Watch this full feature movie below.