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Best of BC

with Taryn Eyton

Seven beautiful BC films celebrate the diversity of its landscape and its people. With a special presentation by hiking guidebook author Taryn Eyton.

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Monday Apr 22
Doors: 6:30pm

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vimff best of bc taryn eyton Backpacking Vancouver Island
From Shoreline to Alpine: Hiking on Vancouver Island

Join local author Taryn Eyton as she celebrates the launch of her new hiking guidebook, Backpacking on Vancouver Island. Hear stories of the adventures and challenges Taryn faced while exploring and documenting Vancouver Island’s stunning trails and insight into a guidebook’s journey from nebulous idea to physical book. As a long-time Leave No Trace Canada volunteer, Taryn will also discuss the sometimes complicated intersection of responsible recreation, reconciliation, gatekeeping, and outdoor writing. Don’t miss the chance to get your book signed and chat with Taryn after the presentation.


Taryn Eyton is a Squamish-based hiking and adventure travel writer. Her website, HappiestOutdoors.ca, receives over 1.5 million visitors per year. Her book, Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trails (Greystone Books, 2021) was on the BC Bestseller’s list for over 20 weeks.


Best BC Film
29 mins |
Canada |
Deirdre Leowinata, Douglas Neasloss
LANGUAGE(S): English
In the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, one Nation is reclaiming the power they held for millennia.
6 mins |
Canada |
John Kelly
LANGUAGE(S): English
A man suffering from chronic pain finds solace in frigid waters.
6 mins |
Canada |
Kelsey Toevs
LANGUAGE(S): English
What started as a fun way to get biker Steve Vanderhoek back out after an injury in 2022, quickly turned into a passion project for this husband and wife team.
Best Short Film
5 mins |
Canada |
Mike McKay
LANGUAGE(S): English
A ballet dancer finds her true expression through rediscovering her passion for movement in the mountains.
Best Mountain Culture Film
30 mins |
Canada |
Seth Gillis
LANGUAGE(S): English
Talon and Riki, two brothers from the Lil’wat Nation, decide to ski Ts’zil and set off to learn the skills they need to ride the mountain safely.
20 mins |
Canada |
Rongqin Su
LANGUAGE(S): English
This family finally begins their 'now or never' journey, crossing the Great Divide.
3 mins |
Canada |
William Biname
LANGUAGE(S): English
Running helps Melissa Arnott reconnect with herself, her culture and her relationship with the land.
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