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Walk for Mother Earth

April 15, 2021 - April 16, 2021

Extinction Rebellion
On April 16th we begin the Spring Rebellion at the Olympic Flame in downtown Vancouver and walk to the BC Legislature in Victoria. Over 4 days we will walk to demand that governments tell the truth about the unfolding ecological catastrophe, and be led by citizens assemblies in order to halt biodiversity loss and runaway climate change. Sign up to join all or part of the Walk here! https://actionnetwork.org/events/walk-for-the-salish-sea
A robed Walker will to carry a Declaration to the Legislature demanding: “that a Citizens’ Assembly be struck to address the climate emergency and the Salish Sea.”
The BC government has broken their promise to review fossil fuel subsidies, and have instead increased them. They have broken their promise to enact endangered species legislation. They continue to allow the last productive old growth forests to be clear-cut. They have failed to take any meaningful action to stop the TMX expansion, and refuse to be transparent about large projects such as Site C. There is little hope that they will do what is right if the people do not rebel.
Corporations lead us in a death march, and governments feed us empty promises and lies. In rebellion we walk in a different direction. We walk in grief for our dying world, in gratitude for all that remains, and in determination to turn things around and confront those who value power and profit over people and all life on earth.
All are welcome to join for all or part of the journey – get in touch to connect with the walkers and organizers. Locations and approximate schedule are posted in the discussion section.
All walkers will be asked to maintain physical distance and respect covid guidelines!
The Walk Route day by day itinerary
Day one: Friday, April 16 @ 9:00 (14 kilometers)
Olympic Flame, Vancouver
Opening Ceremony at Olympic Flame
Land Acknowledgment
Welcoming Speech Vision of Walk
Organization of Walk
Walkers Line up Bubbles
Downtown leg
Walk up Burrard to Bridge using Bike lane and one car lane if necessary.
Walk over Bridge and stop for break at Park on south side of Bridge.
Arbutus Trail leg
From Park, walk west to Cypress and south on Cypress to Arbutus Greenway.
Note community Gardens. Possible way station
Cross Broadway continue south.
Cross 16, to King Edward. Possible way station.
Cross King Edward continue down to 59th Ave (use footpath to cross garden). Possible way station
Residential leg
Walk East along 59th Ave to Cambie.
South on west side of Cambie to Marine Station.
Day 2 Richmond Leg: Saturday, April 17 @ 10:00 (14 kilometers)
From Marine Station follow bike lane south to Kent
Turn west at Kent at 100 meters turn south across the tracks then turn west to the up ramp to bridge.
Cross Bridge on path
Turn east at River Road (end of the bridge)
Follow bike path to Shell Road.
South on Shell Road follow City sidewalk (sometimes narrow to Richmond Nature Park)
Continue South on Shell Road to Shell Road Trail
May leave Walk at Steveston Highway and take bus home
Or, follow Trail to Horseshoe Slough Trail Head,
Follow trail to crossing at Dyke and No. 5 Road
This is the end of the walk, walk back to bus (25 minutes).
Turn East at Hammersmith gate
Turn south at Hammersmith Way
Turn southeast at Machrina
Turn south at No. 5 Road
There is public bike bus thru the tunnel,7 riders every half hour.
Northbound Shuttle
Pick-up for northbound transport through the tunnel is on Highway 17A/62B Street, north side of the interchange, on the southbound side of 17A at the signed shoulder pick-up location.
Southbound Shuttle
Pick-up for southbound transport is on the service road east of Highway 99, north of Rice Mill Road. Access the service road via No. 5 Road and Rice Mill Road.
Will take row boat to Old Ferry Landing in Ladner
Day 2 Ladner Leg: Saturday, April 17 @ 4:00 (afternoon – 4 kilometers)
Walker exits boat at Ferry Landing (may be greeted be new walkers)
From Ferry Landing follow path south to River Road.
Turn west at River Road and walk to Arthur Drive
Turn South at Arthur Drive
Walk to Ladner Trunk.
Day 3 Tsawwassen Leg: Sunday, April, 18 @ 9:30 (morning – 14 kilometers)
Leave Ladner Bus exchange west on Ladner Truck Road
South on Arthur Drive to 53 (Deltaport Crossing)
West at 28
South at 52
Walk thru Mall Parking lot to Salish Drive
Cross Highway
Walk on Orca Way to Spit
Follow spit beach to terminal
Mainland only walkers leave walk
Board Ferry 3:00.
Day 3 Sannichton Leg: Sunday, April 18 @ 4:35 (evening – 11 kilometers)
Follow Lochdale trail south to exit 17 (Saanichton) (10 kilometers)
Walkers will need to find their own place to stay in the evening.
Day 4 Legislature: April 19 @ 9:00 (25 kilometers)
Follow Lochdale Trail to Galloping Goose Trail
Cross Johnston Street Bridge
Keep right to Legislature
Walk ends @ 3:00


April 15, 2021
April 16, 2021
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