I Love Jumbo Wild: Arnor Larson

Arnor Larson is the kind of man you take seriously. And you should. His years of mountain guiding, extreme attention to detail and proficiency with most everything he does leaves you feeling very confident to just follow his lead. Based in the small community of Wilmer, nestled beside the Columbia Wetlands, Arnor has devoted countless months of his life in recent years to fight the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort. Though he often flies under the radar, Arnor is an example of the grassroots strength that has propelled this campaign for 25 years. Cliches are cliches for a ...

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Annual Jumbo Wild Hike: Aug. 20

The last few months have been amazing for Jumbo and there is lots to celebrate. In June of 2015, the Environmental Assessment Certificate for Jumbo Glacier Resort expired and the BC Minister of the Environment ruled that the project "has not been substantially started." In October of 2015, Sweetgrass Productions released the documentary Jumbo Wild to international acclaim. In December, the Ktunaxa Nation will be taking the fight to protect Qat'muk/Jumbo to the Supreme Court. Join us on Saturday, August 20th for a hike through the alpine larches and wildflowers of Jumbo ...

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What’s the status of the Jumbo Resort?

There's lots going on with Jumbo Wild -- here's the latest: The Environmental Certificate for the JGR was cancelled in June 2015. One year later, this decision still stands. As of today, GRL has no legal right to carry out construction in the Jumbo Valley. Glacier Resorts filed a judicial review in December of 2015 to challenge this decision - this case has not yet been heard in court. The Ktunaxa Nation's legal case will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in December 2016. They allege the approval of the Jumbo Glacier Resort infringes on their Charter Rights ...

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I Love Jumbo Wild: Josie Ruoss

Born and raised in Cranbrook, BC, Josie Ruoss is a Grade 12 student with a thirst for adventure and a deep passion for wild places. Her passion is inspiring. You might bump into her and her wide eyed smile while hiking the Earl Grey Pass or while climbing at St. Mary’s. Recently, Josie was in Ottawa for the Rotary Adventure In Citizenship program. The program aims to engage youth in Canada’s democratic institutions. Participants are tasked with presenting on an issue. Josie chose to present on the Jumbo Valley. Eddie Petryshen, Jumbo Wild: You recently went to ...

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I Love Jumbo Wild: David Reid

Born and raised in Portland, David Reid’s background in environmental work and dispute resolution led him to Nelson in 2009. David has been the Executive Director of the Nelson-based West Kootenay EcoSociety for the past 7 years. This week is David’s last week with the EcoSociety, and with this profile, we send our sincere thanks to David for all he has done for the Jumbo Wild campaign over the years. We will miss you, David! Robyn Duncan: When did you first hear about the Jumbo Glacier Resort? David Reid: I first heard about it from one of my classmates in ...

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I Love Jumbo Wild: Leah Evans

You will all recognize Leah Evan’s smile from the Jumbo Wild ski shots. Born and raised in Rossland, BC, Leah is a pro skier, Patagonia ambassador and founder of Girls Do Ski, a company focused empowering girls to get out in the mountains and take the lead. Leah can usually be found ready to drop a chute that would make your stomach turn, her skis plastered in I Love Jumbo Wild stickers and her-tell smile lighting up her face. Robyn Duncan, Jumbo Wild: When did you first hear about Jumbo Glacier Resort? Leah Evans: I first heard about it when I was 13. My parents ...

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Ktunaxa Nation To Take Fight To Supreme Court

We are so thrilled to share this morning’s breaking news: the Ktunaxa Nation were successful in their bid to bring the fight to keep Qat’muk (Jumbo) wild to the Supreme Court of Canada! Join us in celebration and in thanking the Ktunaxa Nation for all their incredible efforts! Read their official press release here. https://secure.wildsight.ca/jumboSign the petition to keep the Jumbo Valley wild here.

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“Jumbo Wild” on Netflix!

"Jumbo Wild" is now available on Netflix! Curl up and watch the 25 year saga to keep the Jumbo Valley Wild unfold in your own home!

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I Love Jumbo Wild: Jasmin Caton

Jasmin Caton has an impressive outdoor resume: she’s a ski guide, rock climbing guide, professional climber, Patagonia climbing ambassador, and owner and operator of Valhalla Mountain Touring. Born and raised in the tiny community of Hills, BC, she now splits her time between the Valhallas and Squamish. Her real claim to fame? She was conceived on the Earl Grey Pass Trail. Robyn Duncan, Jumbo Wild: When did you first hear about the Jumbo Glacier Resort? Jasmin Caton: I'd say in the early or mid 90's sometime. My parents were environmental activists and I was ...

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I Love Jumbo Wild: Brodie Smith

25 years and going strong, what is it about the Jumbo Wild campaign that makes it unique? What is the key to our success? It is the people and their deep connection to this special place that drives and has carried this campaign for 25 years. And it is the people and their deep connection to this special place that will drive it to its successful end. We’re happy to launch our new series, “I Love Jumbo Wild” that will feature profiles of people and their connection to Jumbo. First up, is 30 year-old Brodie Smith from Invermere, BC. Born and raised in the Columbia ...

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