Waterwalker Film Festival

Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival is a tribute to the late Bill Mason, the great conservationist, canoeist and filmmaker.

Mason once stated, “The medium of film is for me a means of expressing my love and enjoyment of the natural world, and of sharing my concern for what’s happening to it with anybody who looks and listens.”

Mason’s idea of success was to be able to communicate – through his films, books and paintings – his intense feelings for his surroundings and to inspire others to share and adopt these thoughts and concerns. Passionate in his beliefs, always speaking from the heart, his films inspired many people to dedicate themselves to the enjoyment and conservation of Canada’s wilderness and waterways.

Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film Festival Committee accepts film submissions from amateur and professional filmmakers from both Canadian or worldwide locations.

Paddle Canada Waterwalker Committee

We are currently seeking committee members for the 2020 festival, to assist in managing film submissions, host co-ordination and marketing efforts. Please fill out this form to express your interest in joining this committee.