Strathcona Wilderness Institute presents the Best of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in Campbell River March 27.

Film festival tour comes to Campbell River

Strathcona Wilderness institute brings "Best of Fest" to Timberline Theatre March 27

Get ready to welcome spring with a thrilling evening of outdoor adventure, exploration and action films as Strathcona Wilderness Institute brings the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival ‘Best of the Fest’ tour to Campbell River Friday, March 27.

Founded in 1998, the VIMFF is now the premier mountain film festival of the spring season. Following the VIMFF festival awards in Vancouver in February, a selection of the best films, including jury award winners and people’s choice favourites, goes on tour.

The film themes range from  skiing, climbing, trekking, surfing, biking, nature and environment, with stories of explorers, adventurers, thrill-seekers and human ingenuity.

SWI is hosting the ‘Best of the Fest’ in both Campbell River and in Courtenay (March 20) this year, as part of its outreach and fundraising initiatives. The non-profit society operates summer information centres in Strathcona Park at Buttle Lake and at Paradise Meadows, where members organize nature talks, walks and hikes for the public.

The March 27 tour stop in Campbell River will be hosted at Timberline Secondary School Theatre. Doors open at 6:30, films start at 7 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults, $5 for children 12-under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.strathconapark.org or at Outdoor Addictions in Campbell River (exact cash only).