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Heritage Rivers Storymap Project


In 2018, he Fraser Basin Council’s Youth Program worked on developing two storymaps of the Fraser and Cowichan Rivers to highlight their cultural, natural and recreational heritage values. The storymap are an interactive, visual storytelling tool that provides easy access to information and an in-depth look at particular locations. This project is part of the national storymap project being developed by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System and Parks Canada.

Brock and Riley on SLLP tripThis project was led by the FBC’s Youth Program and encouraged a strong youth participation in the project. Through this program, two FBC Youth Advisory Committee members traveled down the Fraser River for a once-in-a-lifetime trip with the Rivershed Society of BC's Sustainable Living Leadership Program. FBC sponsored Brock Endean and Riley Brennan to take this month-long trip in order to learn more about the Fraser as well as conduct interviews along the river and collect images for the Canadian Heritage Rivers System Storymap Project.

Through our collaboration with Destination BC, Tourism Cowichan and Tourism Vancouver Island, we reached out to youth and the general public via social media to get broader input on areas of importance along the rivers. Thank you to all those who shared their photos and stories on Instagram and Facebook!

The storymaps can be used as travel and learning resources for those visiting the rivers and surrounding areas and by teachers in both riversheds in order to integrate the map into classrooms.

A huge thank-you to the Fraser River Heritage Storymap Advisors who shared their knowledge and time for this project: Brock Endean, Riley Brennan, Chris Kelly, John Haugen, Chief Ian Campbell, Blaine Grinder, Larry Casper, Katherine Gizikoff, and Heather Deal. 

This project was made possible with the generous support from Canadian Heritage Rivers System and BC Parks. 

For more information on the project, please contact Cherry Tam at or by phone at 604 488 5354.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

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FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.