Want to feel small and insignificant? Take a look at this film below that follows a single trickle of water as it rises from vapor in the Pacific Ocean, moves west as part of a cloud over the Kitimat Range of northwestern British Columbia and then falls as a single snowflake high in the mountains. Eventually it melts and ends up in a stream which, in time, meets the might Skeena, and eventually flows back out to the ocean.
Now, imagine bazillions of trickles. This part of BC gets 240 inches of rain a year. This water makes one of the great native steelhead rivers in the world.
The film is unique in that it profiles how people use the mountains that tower over the Skeena drainage, noting that, while the landscape and the water are, indeed, natural resources, they also serve to provide people with opportunities found in few other places on earth. From climbers and skiers to white-water boaters to fly fishers, the Skeena drainage is veritable human playground.
And it’s still home to Pacific salmon and steelhead, which gives the river its legendary reputation among fly fishers.
— Chris Hunt