Uninterrupted cinematographers in the Adams River near Salmon Arm BC

About The 2021 Shows

UNINTERRUPTED: The heart of the river meets the heart of the city.  In 2017, as part of Canada 150+ celebrations, the 24-minute cinematic spectacle was unfurled across the almost one kilometre span of Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge.

It was the culmination of four+ years of planning and production: underwater cinematography, digital mapping of the bridge, groundbreaking editing, outreach to salmon communities and the support of a wonderful network of partners.

As the project grew, the Canada Wild Arts Society was established as a federally registered charitable organization.

We also gratefully acknowledge the first stewards of Pacific salmon:
UNINTERRUPTED was filmed on the unceded & traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Hupač́asath and the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band of the Secwepemc Nation. It is presented this summer on the ancestral and unceded homelands of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples.



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Uninterrupted-VR immerses viewers in a spectacle that combines art, technology and nature.  At the heart of the experience is a journey that has been repeated uninterrupted in B.C. waters since before recorded time.  Originally a site-specific public art event,  UNINTERRUPTED was  mapped and projected onto the Cambie Bridge in 2017.  Throughout the summer, audiences totalling 30,000 “travelled” upstream  – with silver Sockeye turning to crimson as the salmon returned to their freshwater birthplace to spawn, repeating a cycle that has nourished land, water, animals, and people for millions of years.

Now Uninterrupted-VR moves the bridge and the journey into virtual reality headsets – and our summer 2021 series moves the experience to outdoor locations throughout Metro Vancouver.  You can still enjoy the remarkable experience with others, as our outdoor series presents multiple synchronized VR showings for small audiences.   It’s free but you must book in advance.

Photo courtesy of the Pacific Salmon Foundation


Feature Stories

Hello and goodbye to the Fry

A pick up truck parks by a small creek, with 25,000 fry in the back. Gently scooped with a net, the young chum salmon are placed in pails light enough for a child to carry. Small hands hold pails of water as small feet make their way to the nearby creek, and parents murmur encouragement.

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