Canol Doc Project

You may have heard rumblings of the Canol Doc Project already. We have been dehydrating meals, gathering spare bike components, exploring the archives, and training hard, among so many other things. We will arrive at Ross River to start our journey in no time (July 19th, to be precise). We've had overwhelming material support from many sources: grassroots food and drink companies, the bikepacking community (e.g., Porcelain Rocket), and other high-quality gear suppliers. But the budget still balloons. We’ve decided to send a gentle request into the wide world - a goal of $4000 total to help us with some of the big logistical costs: airline tickets out of the relatively isolated Norman Wells, postage for our food cache, subscriptions to our GPS devices, and the like. If we can appeal to our friends, families and colleagues to put forward a little (5 bucks!) or a little more than a little, it will make this adventure that much more feasible. If you are able to support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and the top of our endurance-trained lungs. Each and everyone of you will be listed as a generous donor in the documentary credits.

Head to our website for more details on the expedition, documentary, rider profiles, sponsors and gear:
Canol Doc Project  

A brief synopsis:
The Canol Doc Project captures the history of a wild place and wilder industrial ambitions - the construction of the Canol Pipeline in 1943 - narrated by five women pedal-powering themselves 600km through the Mackenzie Mountains. The goal is to document the history of the pipeline and to gain perspective on the how the land, and human relationship with the land, has changed over time. Hannah, Rohanna, Gabi, Caitlin and Sinead will ride through some of Canada’s most remote and rugged wilderness in the Yukon and North West Territories. We will have cameras in hand - a Super 16 digital film camera, a DSLR, a few GoPros, and our gutteral laughs. As we go, we’ll reflect upon the vast landscape, home to natural resource extraction projects that so many rely on yet so few of us see. We will weave our journey together with tales from trail builders and historical traverses to explore how the pipeline scar can present opportunities that foster more sustainable and more intimate relationships with the North. We are hoping that what makes it so eye-opening is the fact that we will be gathering truths on-the-ground, situating the abandoned machinery and archival documents, sensing the topography, hydrology and local flora and fauna, all the while engaging in conscientious reflection.

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $170 
    • 32 mos
  • Darlene Campbell 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Joanne Kipp 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Dyan Dos Santos 
    • $5 
    • 32 mos
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Organizer

Sinead Earley 
Organizer
Prince George, BC
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