The Rivershed Society of BC is a non-profit dedicated to using Watershed CPR (Connect. Protect. Restore.) to transform the Fraser into a resilient watershed, with salmon, people, and economies flourishing in rivershed communities. This summer, we are inviting you to join us to Race the River. Race the River is a COVID-friendly, totally free event that will accommodate any outdoor activity and connect you virtually with a community of people working to create a resilient Fraser River.

In 1995, Rivershed Founder Fin Donnelly took on the challenge of a lifetime: a three-week swim from the headwaters of the Fraser River to the Salish Sea. One year later, he founded the Rivershed Society of BC. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, Rivershed is challenging our community to walk, bike, paddle, swim, or roll to explore their watershed from June 19 to July 11 and log their kilometres on our website. Collectively, we aim to travel 1,400 km—the length of the Fraser River—as fast as Fin did more than 25 years ago.

Race the River is more than a race. It is about building community, connecting to our watershed, and coming together to work toward Watershed CPR (Connect. Protect. Restore). Each kilometre travelled, whether 5 or 50, helps to build a community more invested in the resilience of the Fraser River. Register today at to get to know your watershed and be part of a movement making a difference in the Fraser watershed.


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