• Victoria
  • British Columbia

The climactic end of our 150 day, 23 000 km journey from coast to coast to coast. We arrived to the Victoria Inner Harbour at 11 a.m. with not a cloud in the sky. We were greeted by a flotilla of boats, who sailed alongside our ship as we entered the harbour. The ship’s horn sounded again and again as we docked alongside the wharf. Geoff Green, participants from leg 15, and the C3 staff and crew came down the gangway onto the dock and were greeted by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, local First Nations elders, representatives from the Navy and Canadian Coast Guard, members of the public, and Canada C3 participants from other legs of the journey. Everyone gathered in a large tent near the ship, and Leg 4 participant and Olympic Basketball Player Lizanne Murphy took over as the master of ceremonies. We heard speeches from Geoff Green, Federal Ministers Catherine McKenna and Dominic Leblanc, ITK President Natan Obed, Shannon Monk Payne on behalf of Chief Perry Bellegarde, Lieutenant Governor General Judith Guichon, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Leg 2 Youth Ambassador Raven Lacerte, Leg 6 participant Paul Sawka, and Andrew Campbell from the Canada 150 secretariat. Leg 6 participant Shaun Majumder then introduced our musicians, and we had a wonderful concert, featuring music from Heather Rankin (leg 2), Rose Cousins (leg 6), Alex Cuba (leg 2), Aaron Pritchett (leg 1) and Tim Crabtree (leg 15). It was an emotional and exciting day, and it’s hard to believe we made it. Thank you for following our journey. Your input, comments and support have been essential to the expedition. Stay tuned for news about the many exciting legacy projects we have planned for the coming weeks and months.