In late 2014, our long-running Jumbo Wild campaign was selected as Patagonia’s environmental spotlight for the coming year. We had no idea that our small, local campaign was under consideration. As the phone call check-ins got more frequent, and as more of the Patagonia team joined the calls, it quickly became clear we were about to become part of something much bigger.
Since being proposed in 1991, The Jumbo Glacier Resort—a year-round ski resort that would occupy 6,000 hectares and access four glaciers in the Jumbo Valley, threatening wildlife and our Purcell ...
Over the lifetime of the Jumbo Wild campaign, there have been many songs written to protest the proposed development, celebrate the wild valley and rally the troops. They've been sung around campfires, made up the soundtrack for road-trips and rally-cried many a protest. And just as the fight to keep Jumbo wild continues on, so too does the muse the cause stirs up.
'Jumbo Wild Wind', written and performed by Montanan Bob Foppiano after being inspired by the valley, is the latest musical torch to join the march. Bob will be donating a portion of sales to support the ...
On March 13th, we presented a petition calling for permanent protection of Jumbo, with 61,526 signatures from around the world, to the transboundary Ktunaxa Nation in support of their Qat’muk Declaration at a ceremony in a packed venue at the Ktunaxa Nation offices, with more than 100 in attendance.
The petition was launched from a partnership between Wildsight and Patagonia, with the feature-length film Jumbo Wild that inspired tens of thousands around the world to stand up for the remote wilderness, critical grizzly bear connectivity habitat and Ktunaxa spirit...
On March 13th, Wildsight will present the Keep Jumbo Wild petition supporting the Qat'muk declaration to the Ktunaxa tri-nation leadership at a special ceremony in Cranbrook (please join us if you're local). After that, we’re travelling to Victoria to present the petition to Christy Clark’s government before the upcoming BC election (please join us in Victoria).
We're honoured to be asked to present our petition to the Ktunaxa leadership, so let's show them just how many people around the world support their cause. So far, almost 58,000 people like you have made a ...
Read our latest on Patagonia's Cleanest Line blog: Sacred Spaces and Wild Places
Photo by Douglas Noblet
I first discovered the Jumbo Valley on a fall camping trip when I was 13. I still remember the golden larch trees and the crisp blue water of the tarn. My parents talked to us about the importance of the area for bears and there was never any question in my mind: this place was extraordinary and should be kept wild.
I want to be able to show my kids wild spaces like the Jumbo Valley one day, to cultivate their own inner wild and inspire a desire to care for the world we’ve been entrusted with.
Will you join me in making sure the Jumbo Valley remains wild by making ...
By Robyn Duncan
On December 1, I travelled to Ottawa in solidarity with the Ktunaxa Nation to hear their case in the Supreme Court of Canada. I felt it was important to be there to show my solidarity with the Ktunaxa, but also to bear witness to the beginning of a dialogue in Canada that is long overdue, that of indigenous rights and sacred spaces.
The Ktunaxa’s case is the first of its kind in Canada, and seeks to test the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how it applies to the protection of indigenous spiritual beliefs. At the heart of it: Qat’muk. We know ...
“It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is going to come.” ~Sam Cooke
Fresh snow has completely covered Glacier Resort’s makeshift foundations in the Jumbo Valley.
The working of the seasons, with no regard to the goings on of humans, always remind me that change is not only beautiful and powerful, but inevitable.
With the Jumbo Wild film and Patagonia’s support last year, we were able to bring our message to the world. And you raised your voices in chorus with people from all around it: you want a wild Jumbo Valley.
Glacier Resorts’ ...
Limited edition Keep Jumbo Wild t-shirts and sweatshirts are now available for purchase online! All proceeds go to Wildsight's efforts to #KeepJumboWild. And...if you order by December 11th, you can get them in time for Christmas. Supporting conservation of wild places and looking awesome? Yes, please.
A big thank you to Nate at Kootenay Life for the generous donation of the t-shirts and Mungo Montesogno for the sweatshirts. Together, we will keep Jumbo Wild!
Get your T-Shirts and sweatshirts here.
For decades, skiers, riders, alpinists, conservationists, and First Nations have fought a proposed large-scale ski resort deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. After 25 years of opposition, what more will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?
A Patagonia film made by Sweetgrass Productions, this feature length documentary film gets to the heart of the Jumbo issues.
On December 1, the Ktunaxa Nation will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada in their fight to keep Jumbo/Qat’muk wild. Join us as we stand in solidarity with them.
Watch the trailer ...