Cecil Paul

Two men sit on rocks by the water in deep discussion

Stories from the Magic Canoe

Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul, was the last person born in the Kitlope and is chief of the killer whale clan of the Xenaksiala. Under his leadership, protection of the Kitlope set the stage for what would become the Great Bear Rainforest …

Elder Cecil Paul, wearing glasses, a white shirt and black suspenders seen seated in a room holding a white mug, in conversation.

Magic Canoe and Cecil Paul

Join us in Victoria on Thursday, Nov 21 at 7pm for a conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald.

They’ll share stories about one of North America’s most important Indigenous …

Beautiful colourful vista of bright light blue Kitlope lake nestled among green tree covered slopes and blue and white snow peaks on the far end.

Kitlope lake

This is Kitlope lake. I had the extreme privilege of going here to do some work for Raincoast Conservation.⠀

It was the most incredible place I’ve ever been to. Every corner we turned was astonishing. I saw grizzlies for the …

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