Great writers take a stand for the last stands of ancient forest on Vancouver Island

Illustration by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas


Canopy has enlisted a group of renowned writers to create a piece of activist art to shine a light on the plight of Vancouver Island’s ancient forests—only 10% of which are still standing.

Playing a game of Exquisite Corpse, Margaret Atwood, Terry Fallis, Suzanne Buffam, Laura Trunkey, John Valliant, Madeleine Thien, Karen Solie, Emma Donoghue, Andrew Pyper, and Ann-Marie MacDonald have created a dark and funny story called The Refugium.


Read it here in The Globe and Mail.