08/09/2013 07:10 EDT | Updated 10/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Clayoquot Sound protesters reunite

It was one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

In 1993, 12,000 people gathered in Clayoquot Sound to protest logging and call for the preservation of B.C's ancient forests.

The mass blockade of logging roads was, at the time, the largest peaceful act of civil disobedience in Canadian history.

This weekend, many of the original protesters are gathering in Tofino to mark the 20-year anniversary.

If you weren't there in 1993, take a look at this photo gallery to learn more about the protests, the legacy and the challenges still ahead for Clayoquot Sound.