Creeker: a watershed sound walk for the city


Creeker is an intimate listening experience for one that challenges how we are in the city.  Walk city blocks with sound artist Nancy Tam as she guides you into unexpected places. Creeker displaces the rhythms and sounds of Roberts Creek, from the ocean to the headwaters, onto the urban landscape. A lucid dream of the forest and stream, mapping the primeval flow onto the urban now.

Click on Creeker in your mobile phone browser and listen while you walk...

We've compiled a list of suggested walks in Vancouver, or pick your own. We suggest avoiding super noisy streets. Stay safe and aware of your surroundings, and enjoy!

    4th Avenue walking West from Arbutus
    Commercial Drive walking South from Venables
    Main Street walking South from Broadway
    Powell Street walking East from Clark
    Granville Street walking South from Georgia

Composed and Designed by Nancy Tam
Directed by Kendra Fanconi
Additional Text by Eric Rhys Miller

Watch behind the scenes including an interview with Nancy Tam on her process.  Video by Sophia Dagher.


Creeker is a part of a year of art in, around, and in support of the expanded Mt Elphinstone Provincial Park. The Only Animal makes art with a deep relationship to place. Elphinstone Logging Focus protects key forests and habitats. Together we are making a stand for trees. We invite you to stand up for your forest. Go here to help.

This experience is free but art-making isn't. Donations are gratefully accepted. Go here to help.