Cloudwalker is the second book in the bestselling Northwest Coast series.  It was a finalist for the 2015 BC Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice award and the 2015 Chocolate Lily award. Watch a video review.

Cloudwalker, describing the creation of the rivers, is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaboration, Raven Brings the Light (2013), is a national bestseller.

On British Columbia’s northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters—the source of three of British Columbia’s largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves?

Cloudwalker, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. He is carried away by the birds’ powerful wings and dropped in the clouds. With only a cedar box of water he wanders the clouds, growing weaker, stumbling and spilling the contents. When he finally returns to earth he discovers lakes, creeks, and rivers where there were none before. The Gitxsan rejoice at having him home, and name the new river they live alongside Ksien—”juice from the clouds.”

Roy Henry Vickers’ vibrant artwork, including 18 new prints, accompany this new retelling of an ancient story—readers of all ages will be captivated.

“Roy Henry Vickers’ marvelous pictures bring to life an ancient story recounted, while illustrating the vital role of the water cycle that connects all life into onewhole. Cloudwalker lets us see the world and our place within it.” – David Suzuki, environmentalist, author and broadcaster


Here is an article about Cloudwalker from Focus Magazine:

Focus Online

Cloudwalker Reviewed by the University Of Alberta:


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