Experts estimate more than 1.5 million tonnes of tsunami debris is drifting across the Pacific Ocean toward Canada's West Coast. So far we've mostly seen things like bottles, buoys and other small items have washed ashore, but this may very well be just the beginning. Displaced items could be washing up on our shores for years to come.

Do you live near Canada's west coast?  Have you visited recently or plan to go there soon?  We want to hear your stories and see your pictures of tsunami debris.

[Please only take photos of debris that you find on shore; do not put yourself in any danger to obtain photos or videos; taking any photos will be at your own risk.]

To submit:

To upload your photos and/or videos, register or log in at the new CBC Your News Community page, or on the form below.  Your photos and/or videos must be original to you and must not include any music.

Note: CBC Your News Community has replaced the previous member centre. Log-in information for the member centre will not work in CBC Your News Community.

If all else fails, you can still email your photos and videos to

How will photos and videos be used?   CBC intends to create a database of photos and videos of tsunami debris available at CBC is not obligated to use your submission. CBC will select which photos to include and remove at its own discretion. Your submissions may be shared with others around the world, including broadcasters in the United States and/or Japan, which may use them on their websites or in other media, including television. By uploading an image, you acknowledge the photo/video you are uploading is a "Submission" under CBC's Terms of Use.