Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP)
Video created by Orion Radies, a 2016 SLLP Alumnus.
Journey the Route of the Salmon,
from Headwaters to Sea
July 16 – August 11, 2020
Travel 1,400 kms down the mighty Fraser River, one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers, by canoe, raft, shuttle van, and on foot.
Evenings are spent camping under the stars along the banks of the river, while days are spent learning about stewardship and designing your own sustainability project to implement in your community.
Traveling through ten of BC’s fourteen biogeoclimatic zones, you study watersheds, salmon, resource management and how to lower your ecological footprint. You discuss what it means to live sustainably; and you learn about Watershed CPR (conservation, protection and restoration).
Engaging with peers, facilitators, and the RSBC’s extensive network of community leaders, you learn from and get inspired by their experiences and knowledge as you meet them in their communities. Team building, conflict resolution, communication and critical thinking are also part of this dynamic program.
Each day you are surrounded by breathtaking scenery, from ancient rainforests, deserts and grasslands to sage brush and floodplain. By the time you reach the Pacific Ocean, you will have designed your own sustainability project suited to your community, and will have gained the skills and confidence to make a difference in your community.
*Please note this trip is alcohol and recreational drug free.
Please keep in mind these dates and times are subject to change due to weather, logistics or other unforeseen circumstances:
Day 1 – 3 (July 16 – 18)
Walks to Overlander Falls, Kinney Lake and Fraser Headwaters
Fraser River and riversheds
Day 4 – 7 (July 19 – 22)
Paddle from Tete Jaune to Crescent Spur
Community dinner in Dunster
Layover in McBride
Work on sustainability projects
Walk to Rainbow Falls
Day 8 – 12 (July 23 – 27)
Layover in the Goat River valley
Group leadership activity
Goat River Trail clearing and hike
Hike Goat/Milk Ridge or project plans
Ancient Forest walk (near Crescent Spur)
Community dinner in Prince George
Community dinner in Quesnel
Shuttle to Xatśūll
Day 13 – 22 (July 28 – Aug. 6)
Layover day in Xatśūll – work on Project plans
Community dinner in Xatśūll
Raft from Xatśūll to Yale
Fish capture demonstration with DFO
Tour of Potato House in Williams Lake
Community dinner in Williams Lake
Layover day in the Cathedrals
Guided tour of Bridge River
Community dinner in Lillooet
Community dinner in Tuckkwiowhum
Raft Hell’s Gate
Community dinner in Yale
Community dinner in Kanaka Bar
Day 23 – 27 (Aug. 7 – Aug. 11)
Shuttle to Hope
Paddle from Hope to Vancouver
Tour of Glen Valley Organic Farm
Tour of Colony Farm community gardens
Tour Fraser River Discover Centre, New Westminster
Paddle from Musqueam to Jericho Sailing Centre
Final closing circle
Final group photo