New DVD promotes islands

  • Sep. 10, 2008 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Berry Wijdeven–You’d be surprised, when you’re travelling, how many people have in fact heard about these islands. If it isn’t the lore of the islands’ spectacular nature, it’s the intrigue of 10,000 years of Haida culture. For these people, Haida Gwaii is one of those near-mythical places which hovers near the top of their to-do list. But how do you entice them to move the islands to the top of their list and actually plan a trip? And how do you attract people who will truly appreciate this place, people who don’t adhere to the “here-I-am-now-entertain-me” philosophy, but enjoy an active lifestyle, and are eager to explore? Well, you produce a video to showcase local attractions and give potential visitors a glimpse of what a trip to Haida Gwaii might look like.At least that is the answer the Tlell Sustainability Institute (TSI) has come up with. TSI is a local non-profit organization dedicated to help create a sustainable future for the islands; tourism is important in achieving this. While Gwaii Haanas is well represented in the video market, there’s a gap in programs showing the exciting adventures the rest of the islands have to offer. The DVD ‘Tripping the Isles Fantastic’ was produced to help fill this gap.Modelled after the popular Pilot Guide Travel Series, the 65 minute DVD program follows a traveller as she makes her way across the islands, climbing Sleeping Beauty, hiking up Tow Hill, fishing the West Coast, visiting the Haida Heritage Centre and Christian White’s longhouse, kayaking to the Reversing Falls, and flying to spectacular Takakia Lake.Produced over 18 months by a small but dedicated crew of locals, the DVD with music by Pat Fairweather and Wendy Watts, is being made available to visitor info centers, BC Ferries, the Haida Gwaii Tourism Association and other organizations involved in promoting the islands. The DVD is also for sale in local stores and make for a great gift or souvenir. Profits from the DVD will be used for future projects promoting the islands. Let’s go tripping!

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