The Path of Grey Owl with Ray Mears

“The question is not what we get out of nature, but what can we give back to nature.”

In 2015, world renowned woodsmen Ray Mears journeyed deep into the remote backcountry of the Temagami region of Ontario, Canada. Here he found himself immersed in Canada’s canoe culture and the captivating legend of Archibald Belaney, better known as Grey Owl.

The Path of Grey Owl is a film by Goh Iromoto shot in Ontario, Canada that follows Ray Mears through the wilderness of Temagami as he explores the path of acclaimed author and conservationist Grey Owl. While reflecting on the landscape that shaped Grey Owl into the person that he was, Ray further delves into Grey Owl’s message about protecting our wilderness and why this is still so relevant and important in our present day.