Rupert-made documentary places third in SkeenaWild Film Fest

The Canol Doc is a film about five women, one from Prince Rupert, biking the Canol Heritage Trail

Five women set out in July 2017 to bike the Canol Heritage Trail, facing physical and mental challenges as they rode the 600 kilometres from the Yukon to the North West Territories. In November, months after they completed their 12-day journey, the women took home the third place prize for a feature film from the eighth annual SkeenaWild Film and Photo Festival.

“It was great to see the community get excited about our adventure and to be able to highlight that girls too are getting out there in the wild,” Caitlin DuBiel, one of the five riders, said.

The Canol Heritage Trail follows the Canadian Oil pipeline from Norman Wells, NWT, to a refinery in Whitehorse, Yukon and was built in 1943. Only 15 months after its completion, the project and its equipment were abandoned when the Second World War ended.

The Canol Doc Project is made of footage and photos from the cyclists Hannah Johnston, Sinead Earley, Rohanna Gibson, DuBiel and Gabriela Stephens and was stitched together by Shannon Lough. A journalist and videographer, Lough also interviewed DuBiel for the film’s narration. Both women live in Prince Rupert.



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Caitlin DuBiel narrates the film about her journey with four other bikers along the Canol Heritage Trail. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

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