Canada's most famous environmental activist, David Suzuki, has warned that pipelines will be blown up if real environmental action is not taken.

Speaking to CHEK News on Saturday, Suzuki said that "there are going to be pipelines blowing up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on."

Suzuki did not elaborate on this comment any further.

Suzuki made these comments during an Extinction Rebellion protest in Vancouver Island, BC. The protest was called Funeral for the Future. This took place in Victoria which is the province's capital.

"I saw the power of civil disobedience," said Suzuki. "People in Extinction Rebellion are saying we’re headed in a direction of extinction and we’re rebelling against it. That’s why I’m here."

Hundreds of protestors gathered outside the provincial legislature building where they pleaded with the NDP government and other politicians.

"It is now the age of consequences. We need action. We need a declaration of a climate emergency by this NDP government and we need them to begin to act with the reality of that emergency," said one activist.

"We need changes in policy, no more investment in fossil fuel infrastructure," they added.

This protest came in the wake of severe flooding in the province, which disconnected the lower mainland from the rest of Canada. This was as a result of the destruction of vital infrastructure.