Get ready to welcome spring with a couple of thrilling evenings of outdoor adventure, exploration & action films – Strathcona Wilderness Institute is bringing the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival ‘Best of the Fest’ tour to Courtenay on Friday March 20, and to Campbell River on Friday March 27.
Founded in 1998, the VIMFF is now the premier mountain film festival of the spring season. Following the VIMFF festival awards in Vancouver in February, a selection of the best films , including jury award winners and people’s choice favourites, goes on tour. The film themes range from skiing, climbing, trekking, surfing, biking, nature and environment, with stories of explorers, adventurers, thrill-seekers and human ingenuity.
SWI is hosting the ‘Best of the Fest’ in both communities this year, as part of our outreach & fundraising initiatives. As a non-profit Society we operate the two summer information centres in Strathcona Park: at Buttle Lake between Campbell River & Gold River; and at Paradise Meadows near the Comox Valley; where we organize nature talks, walks & hikes for the public.
For each show, doors open at 6:30, films start at 7 pm. Admission is only $17 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Last year the ‘Best of the Fest’ in Courtenay sold out, so be sure to get tickets early, as seating is limited! Sign up for our Enews to get the most up-to-date information on films & tickets.