Ten short films are scheduled to be shown as part of the Best of the Vancouver Island Mountain Film Festival screening at Timberline Theatre Friday

Best of Fest a perfect 10

Wide selection of adventure films scheduled for screening Friday at Timberline Theatre

Travel through winter and summer, from the Antarctic to Arctic, Canada to the Tibetan plateau, with the ‘Best of the Fest’ Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival tour — coming to the Timberline Theatre tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

Strathcona Wilderness Institute,  a non-profit Society,  is hosting the ‘Best of the Fest’ Tour to support its work in Strathcona Park. SWI operates the two information centres in the  Park, as well as offering summer programs, nature walks and hikes.

The  Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival  is  the  best outdoor  film festival of the spring season. The ten short films chosen by SWI for the Tour evening include North American Premieres and Festival Favourites.

In “Arctic AIR” two brothers head to Greenland for an adventure of ski mountaineering, ice climbing and speed flying. “An Education” follows a father and daughter to Antarctica.   “River of Eden” shows how Fijians  turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth. In “Force” a climber’s passion evolves into creative expression in one of our planet’s most powerful landscapes. The mountain biker in “Gone Tomorrow” experiences ‘complete deceleration’ in remote Mustang. “Stikine” features the ‘Everest of whitewater’: the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River. For the full list of films chosen for the SWI-hosted showings, check the website at  www.strathconapark.org.

Doors open at 6:30, films start at 7 pm. Admission is $17 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. To streamline entry at the door, get tickets in advance, online at www.strathconapark.org or at Outdoor Addictions in Campbell River (exact cash only).

For more information contact strathconawilderness@gmail.com, or follow SWI on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information on the shows.