Kayak to Klemtu

Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk) Year: 2018 Run Time: 91min

When a prominent Kitasoo/Xai’Xais activist passes away, his 14-year-old niece Ella (Blaney) embarks on a kayak journey to take his ashes home to Klemtu. It’s a race against the clock as Ella tries to make it back in time to give a speech protesting a proposed pipeline that would cross Indigenous land.


Ella is joined by her aunt, cousin and grumpy uncle (Cardinal), as the four paddle with all their might through the Inside Passage and past the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest. Join this family on the adventure of a lifetime that reflects on the importance of protecting our lands for future generations.


Winner of the 2017 imagineNATIVE Audience Choice Award.


Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk)


Michael Sparaga, Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk)


Daniel Bekerman


Lorne Cardinal (Cree), Ta’kaiya Blaney (Tla'amin), Evan Adams (Tla'amin)


Action/Adventure, Family



Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon