Ghostly Faces of the Nanaimo River Estuary

Latest update March 12, 2019 Started on February 20, 2019
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Are the faces carved into the sandstone shorelines of the Naniamo River estuary, those of the past inhabitants? With the help of the Snuneymuxw first nations, inhabitants of the region for centuries, we have set out to uncover a link.

February 20, 2019
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Preparation

This picture, among others, inspired us to set out on this expedition. As you gaze at these banks, the faces begin to come to life.


But who's faces are they? Are they just random? Or are they faces from the past?

Is there a deeper connection between us and the water? I believe there is and we hope to establish this as we embark on this exciting new adventure.

Stay tuned for more.

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Expedition Background

British Columbia's fifth largest, and Vancouver Islands largest estuary, the Nanaimo River estuary is a productive ecosystem that supports a large number of plant life, fish and wildlife species.


This scenic estuary has provided ample resources for the Snuneymuxw First Nations for centuries.

The banks of this shoreline feature wildly carved out sandstone containing countless faces and formations carved out by the ocean over the years. We have set out to capture and highlight the many faces hidden in these sandstone carvings and the diverse nature that inhabits this epic landscape.

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