Ancient Sea Gardens: Mystery of the Pacific Northwest

200549 mins

Along the west coast of Canada, between the coasts of mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, lies the Broughton Archipelago. In 1995, Dr. John Harper conducted an aerial geological survey of the Broughton Archipelago, and made a strange discovery. He found a number of simple curving rock walls that defied explanations. This spurred him to launch an investigation which would take years to unravel the mystery of these walls.

We follow along with Dr. Harper as he meets with locals and aboriginal elders. Through stories, dances, songs, and rock paintings the ancient history of these First Nation people comes to light. Ultimately, it took an aboriginal elder to help the scientist solve a natural mystery and, in the process, reveal the precarious state of traditional aboriginal culture.