10 Local Outdoor Films You Can Stream at Home

Spearhead film poster

If you’re stuck indoors, watching an outdoor film can help scratch your adventure itch. The Vancouver area is an outdoor paradise, so there are plenty of local movies to choose from that cover trail running, skiing, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, road biking, and rock climbing. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver outdoor films you can stream at home.

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10 Local Outdoor Films You Can Stream at Home

5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2020

Every February since 1998, outdoorsy Vancouverites have flocked to the theatres to take in a slate of adventure flicks at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Known as VIMFF to locals, 2020’s festival runs February 21st to March 1st. It includes 70 films, 3 workshops, and 28 speakers at 35 separate events spread over 10 different Vancouver-area venues. Buy tickets online at the VIMFF website, as shows sell out fast.

With so many films from around the world to choose from, deciding what to see can get a little overwhelming. But if you’re looking to celebrate flicks with a local connection, here are our picks for Vancouver and British Columbia related films.

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5 Local Films You Shouldn’t Miss at 2020’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series poster with photo of a mountain biker descending a slope

Vancouver is an outdoorsy town. Both locals and visitors love the easy access to hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing and more. So it’s no surprise that Vancouver has it’s very own mountain film festival: the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF). It’s a great way to spend a cozy evening indoors watching inspiring films and listening to accomplished speakers. 

The main festival runs every February, but Vancouverites couldn’t get enough, so there is an annual Fall Speaker series as well. This year, the series runs from November 14th to 18th at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver and the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. There are four separate shows. 

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Skiing, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing: What to See at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

Mountain-climbing in Yosemite and other tales of derring-do at this year’s Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival

Ptor Spricenieks, skiier and filmmaker, will be at this year's Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

Ptor Spricenieks, skiier and filmmaker, will be at this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

A documentary that tells the story of the counterculture of rock-climbing in Yosemite National Park kicks of this year’s Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.

The annual event celebrates the best of outdoors and wilderness films. This year’s offers not only Valley Uprising, about three generations of climbers in Yosemite, but a number of other films that will appeal to the adventurers, armchair and otherwise, among us.

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Mountain-climbing in Yosemite and other tales of derring-do at this year’s Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival