Heart of Howe Sound: the Swimmer

December 16, 2022
Jessi Harewicz

I started swimming in Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound while training for my English Channel swim crossing in 2017, and I've absolutely fallen in love with the area. It's so close to Vancouver, yet these are some of the most desolate and wild places I’ve ever swam.

Since this video was filmed, I am now the first swimmer to circumnavigate around all of the Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound islands.

Adventure swimming has rekindled a bond with my father, who supports me via sea kayak and we are fully self-sufficient out on the water. Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound has an incredible biodiversity that we’ve seen through our kayak and swim adventures—from the bald eagles, to the seals, to the seaweed that I run into while swimming.

We need to protect that.


Double your impact in December

My Sea to Sky needs your support to continue their critical campaigns to defend, protect, and restore Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound's precious watershed.

This #GivingDecember, a wonderful local family will match your donation to double your impact.

Our end-of-year goal is to raise $35,000. We've been blown away by the shared love and support from people that live in communities around Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound and we've already raised over $19,000. Can you chip in?

Every gift helps, large and small. For gifts over $1,000 please email delena@myseatosky.org to arrange payment.

Yes! Please double my one-time gift!

Thank you for helping us to safeguard the spectacular natural legacy of Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound.

With gratitude,

Jessi Harewicz

Long-distance swimmer, and advocate for Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound
Volunteer for My Sea to Sky

My Sea to Sky is incredibly proud and grateful to say that we rely on the My Sea to Sky community for small donations that provide the majority of our funding. Since our launch in 2014, we have been funded through personal savings, family and friends; and powered by the passion of our volunteers. Your generous contribution will help us to run our critical campaigns to defend, protect, and restore Howe Sound. Can you chip in?