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The VIMFF Fall Series 2022 has ended and we want to give a huge thanks to our outdoor community for supporting the festival this past November.

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We are incredibly proud to connect you with a line-up of extraordinary guest speakers including Greg Hill, Quentin Roberts, Sandy Ward and Pete McBride!

Join Greg Hill as he journeys through his progression in the backcountry of Whistler. Find out how he began his skin tracks there in 1999 and how he always returns to push his own potential. He will share more about his latest film, Unfinished Business, and the ultimate Spearhead challenge including a tease of the great lines off the summits of this iconic traverse. This talk will leave you inspired and ready to adventure amongst these peaks and push your own backcountry progression.
Jasper Snow Rosen grew up in the Southern Gulf Islands with a family dedicated to youth outdoor education, respecting the land, and being a part of a strong local community. Jasper’s love for the outdoors led him to explore the coast by kayaking, surfing, mountaineering as well as facilitating youth programs to give the up and coming generation a reason to protect what we have.
John Nole is from the Wolf Clan and his parents are Loveman and Sarah Nole. He was born on June 24, 1962 and was raised in Iskut. He loves his territory and being on the land and has spent time trapping in the Winters. When he was younger, he worked as a guide for outfitters and has traveled to many places in their territory. He was one of the founding members of the Klabona Keepers and spent the last 15 years fighting for their Sacred Headwaters. It is the lifeblood of their people and he fights for it for his daughter and grandson and those that come after them. He currently works for Tahltan fisheries and is an elected Iskut Band Councillor.
In a world ever more congested and polluted with both toxins and noise, award-winning photographer Pete McBride takes audiences on a once-in-a-lifetime escape to find places of peace and quiet—a pole-to-pole, continent-by-continent quest for the soul. We tend to think of silence as the absence of sound, but it is actually the void where we can hear the sublime notes of nature. In this talk, photographer Pete McBride reveals the wonders of these hushed places through imagery and stories—from the thin-air flanks of Mount Everest to the depths of the Grand Canyon, from the high-altitude vistas of the Atacama to the African savannah, and from the Antarctic Peninsula to the flowing waters of the Ganges and Nile.
The absurd pursuit of alpinism affects profound change in the individual. Dedicating oneself to exploration allows for a shift in perspective and deeper insight into both the workings of our natural environment, and also ourselves as human beings. Quentin will take you with him on his journey through life and through the wildest mountain ranges on Earth.
Rhoda Quock is from the Wolf Clan. Her parents are Jenny Quock and Robert Quock. She lives in Iskut, in Tahltan Territory and was born on April 29, 1971 in Terrace, B.C. and was raised in Iskut. She’s the youngest of six siblings. They were taught to go out on the land to camp every Summer. Her husband is Peter Jakesta and they have four kids and two grandsons. Rhoda is a spokesperson and organizer for the Klabona Keepers and also the producer and main advisor of The Klabona Keepers Film (2022).
Sandy Ward joins us for a presentation on being Indigenous in the snow sports industry. She will talk about her journey to becoming a guide and her work within her community to get more Indigenous people involved in the outdoors at a leadership level. With 21 years of work experience within the snow sports industry and multiple years of running programs for Indigenous Life Sport Academy and Indigenous Women Outdoors, Sandy joins us with a wealth of knowledge and stories.

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IN-PERSON

Early Bird

Oct 18 – 25, 2022

Adult: $23
Youth (16 and under): $21
Senior (65+): $21

Advance

Oct 26 – Nov 13, 2022

Adult: $25
Youth (16 and under): $23
Senior (65+): $23

Regular

Nov 14 – 19, 2022

Adult: $27
Youth (16 and under): $25
Senior (65+): $25

ONLINE

Early Bird

Oct 18 – 25, 2022

Single Show: $15
Online Film Pass: $55

Regular

Oct 26 – Nov 30, 2022

Single Show: $18
Online Film Pass: $65

  • Tickets sales close on Nov 30 at 11:59pm (PST) and you will have until Dec 12 at 11:59pm (PST) to view the shows.
  • 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 and $5 off the Fall Series Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “fallseries22” at checkout to receive this discount.