The RESPECT journey

A journey across Canada flying over the boreal forest

The journey | Chronology of our Challenges | The narrator and producer | The photographers

The journey

The Canadian crossing Quebec – Yukon

The RESPECT journey began in Quebec going westward through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Colombia and the Yukon between October 2006 and July 2007. The going was tough; the team including 8 photographers, encountered many challenges – from turbulent weather and adverse flying conditions to unexpected interruptions and delays for equipment repair. While the photographers captured the forest from above, the chief of mission ran interviews on the ground – discovering rich details that could later be used in photo captions. In 2009, The RESPECT project entered a new phase with a focus on Northern Ontario.

The Ontario Trek

A trek took place in April and June 2009, this time taking a team of two photographers, a cameraman and the chief of mission North of Sioux Lookout, along the Albany River and all the way to the majestic James Bay. Over 100 large size images have been presented so far in Montreal, Winnipeg and Toronto. A documentary film can be viewed on