From chapter 1 of Trépanier's TrueWild: A Legacy for the National Parks project | French version 

Painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier has visited and chronicled some of the most remote parts of Canada. He has three major painting projects, each with a film to record the adventure, and a gallery collection of breathtaking works for each area.

Trépanier’s latest multi-year project, True Wild: A Legacy for the National Parks, began in 2013. The first chapter takes place in Kluane National Park; first stop: Mount Logan, Canada’s largest mountain. Trépanier’s Mount Logan on-location oil-on-linen (below) is a study for what will become his first major “legacy painting” for the project. In tune with Mount Logan’s magnificence, the canvas will stretch 8 to 10 feet (about 3 metres).

Cory Trépanier’s original on-location painting of Mount Logan, BC
Trépanier’s original on-location painting of Mount Logan, BC

On July 23, Trépanier launched a 20-minute version of True Wild: Kluane for Parks Canada (above; find the French version here). If you are in a real hurry, watch the one-minute version at The full-length feature version will be available November 1 and can be pre-ordered now (for a chance to win one of the original paintings from Trépanier’s Kluane trek).

Marcia Ruby is the publisher emerita and creative director of Alternatives Journal.

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