Patrick Lucas

Patrick is a community planner, writer, storyteller and passionate mountain bike and trail enthusiast. As the founder of the Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program, he has spent the last decade working with dozens of First Nations and Indigenous Peoples throughout the province, training trail crews and building pathways that support healing and community development. He is widely recognized as a trusted voice and advocate for reconciliation.

Balance & Momentum: Utilizing bikes and our sense of play to find a pathway through our time of crisis

From record breaking wildfires, heat domes, atmospheric rivers, catastrophic flooding and a global pandemic, our world is experiencing a crisis of climate disruption and instability driven by fractured relationships between people and the land. From Wet’suwet’en to Pacheedaht and Fairy Creek, Indigenous land defenders are fighting to protect the land and water that makes all life possible. Throughout all of this, trail and outdoor recreation and mountain biking in particular, have become even more important as a means for enhancing mental and physical health and resilience.

Patrick will explore the history of the bicycle, mountain biking, trails and reconciliation, to reveal how a simple and elegant technology is the manifestation of one of humanity’s most critical and enduring skills: our sense of play. Our capacity to utilize balance and momentum, has pushed ourselves beyond our comfort zones. It has allowed us to become the dominant species on the planet and may represent our best strategy for finding a path through this time of crisis.


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Feb 24 - Mar 5, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $27 | Youth/Senior: $25

Feature Film / Matinee

Adult: $17 | Youth/Senior: $15


Adult: $40 | Youth/Senior: $38


  • MULTI-SHOW OFFER: Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show or workshop tickets to your cart. Must be the same ticket type to qualify e.g. 2 adult tickets. Discount automatically applied in cart. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.



Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

Single Show: $18
Feature Film: $10
Online Film Pass: $90


  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 68 mountain films with 30% off the VIMFF 2023 Online Film Pass when you purchase a ticket to an in-person show or workshop (Save $27). Discount is automatically applied in cart.
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets, $1 off feature film tickets and $5 off the Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “vimff23” at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Tickets sales close on Mar 12 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until Mar 26 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the films.