Journey To The Sacred Headwaters


In the summer of 2015, two Whistlerites, Bill Moore and Bridget McClarty, separately organized backcountry trips to the Sacred Headwaters region of Northern BC. For Bill and his companions, the mode of travel was on foot, while Bridget took to the Stikine River by pack raft.

The Sacred Headwaters is an area that has been of great significance to the local Tahltan people for thousands of years. Three major salmon-spawning rivers, the Nass, Skeena and Stikine originate here but they are threatened by resource development.


This coming Thursday, Bill and Bridget will be speaking at the Whistler Museum about their time spent is this spectacular, under-appreciated, and threatened part of our province. Entry to this great event will be by-donation, with all proceeds going to the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition.

Many of you will recall Bridget from her extremely well-received talk about her involvement in the “Traverse the Coast” ski expedition, as part of our March 2016 Speaker Series “Group Dynamics in the Wild.”

While this is Bill’s first time speaking at the Whistler Museum, he is well-known and respected in the community as an outdoor guide and instructor of great knowledge and experience.

Come share their experiences while helping support the protection of this special place.


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