Leg 14 in Review

Beginning in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and ending on luscious Vancouver Island, Leg 14 took us through the magnificent forests and mountains of British Columbia’s Pacific Coast — the traditional territory of, respectively, the Heiltsuk Nation, the Wuikinuxv Nation and the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw people. We saw the incredible natural wonders of this area: majestic grizzly bears, cascading waterfalls and soaring eagles, to name a few. We saw tremendous disrespect for this natural heritage at Namu, a cannery which was abandoned and left to waste into the Pacific Ocean. We also saw great hope for the future in the research conducted at the innovative Hakai Institute and through the work of the coastal First Nations who are fighting to preserve their land. We all learned so much from this leg and we are eager to take these lessons home with us. Experience the journey in our new Leg 14 Recap video.