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Grants to British Columbia and Alberta Individuals for Exploratory Expeditions in Eligible Regions

VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant

GrantWatch ID# 165984
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
VIMFF (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/31/23

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia and Alberta explorers and adventurers to undertake an exploratory expedition in designated regions. The purpose of the program is to promote outdoor adventures and to publicize the expeditions for the benefit of the community. Participants may engage in any human-powered outdoor pursuit, including, but not limited to, cycling, hiking, trail running, climbing, skiing, and paddling. Expeditions must take place in the Pacific Coast Range of Western North America.

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant presented by ARC’TERYX: A grant to enable local explorers and adventurers to undertake their dream expeditions.

The grant program will award funds to local adventurers who have exploratory and human powered objectives in the Coast Mountains of the Pacific North West. VIMFF 's aim is to support Canadian adventures in their own backyard, while promoting a multitude of outdoor pursuits and bringing the resulting story to the VIMFF stage for the community to enjoy.

Details and Requirements:

  • Expeditions must be exploratory in nature and take place in the Pacific Coast Range of Western North America.
  • Any and all human powered outdoor pursuits will be considered.
  • Expedition participants must be extensively prepared, through both physical training and gear preparation.
  • Recipients must be self-reliant and carry appropriate safety gear and communication devices relevant for the location and activity.
  • Participants must minimize environmental impacts and practice safe, responsible use of the outdoors.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The grant is open to residents of British Columbia and Alberta.

Pre-Application Information
- Open for applications November 14th 2022 and closes January 31st 2023.
- Recipients of the grants will be awarded at the 26th annual VIMFF in February 2023.

At least one member of the team must give a presentation on their trip at the VIMFF in February 2024.

Estimated Size of Grant
The VIMFF Coast Mountain Adventure Grant will award a total of $3000 CAD to local adventurers.

Term of Contract
The supported expedition must take place between March and December 2023.

Contact Information
Email applications to:

17 – 1745 Fell Avenue
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3L5

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