An ancient rainforest with 2,000-year-old trees stands in the Selkirk mountains along the Incomappleux River, just south of Glacier National Park. The film Primeval: Enter the Incomappleux takes viewers on a journey to this awe-inspiring place – the “crown jewel” of the proposed Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park.
Presented by the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS), the film premiered in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre on November 9. It will be showing at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival later this month, and will be on tour around the province over the next year in an effort to put public pressure on the government to create the Selkirk Mountain Caribou Park.
At the Nelson premiere, VWS representatives urged the audience to write letters to the BC government and federal Minister of Environment to ask for the creation of the park. Filmmaker Damien Gillis, biologist Dr. Toby Spribille, and VWS reps were in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions. Craig Pettitt of VWS made a presentation about the park proposal, which the society has been working on for the last 10 years.