This spectacular series presents an amazing cinematic portrait of a vast region of our planet - a world that harbours an incredible diversity of natural habitats and wildlife. Beautifully filmed and masterly crafted, the four episodes guide us through the exciting history of the northern part of the North American continent. Breath-taking aerials and fascinating wildlife photography, impressive timelapse shots and slow motion sequences as well as lavish reenactments of historic scenes - all these elements are skillfully interwoven, bringing this great story to life. From coast to coast, from the plains to the forests, from the wide and open grasslands of the prairie to the cold and seemingly barren landscapes of the Arctic: this is the comprehensive story of a country that we know today as Canada - and it's also the story of how this land and its wildlife was shaped by humans.
Wild Canada: The Eternal Frontier
Go on an extraordinary journey from the spectacle of humpback whales feeding on capelin off Newfoundland to the world's largest intact temperate rainforest in British Columbia that is home to the rare 'white' black bear. Acrobatic flying squirrels and thousands of mating red-sided garter snakes are just some of the incredible array of wildlife we see.
Wild Canada: The Wild West
Journey from the secret world of Canada's wettest and most biologically diverse landscape, the temperate rainforest to the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The stories are intimate and epic: from wolves that fish for salmon to the thrilling sounds of head-butting male big horn sheep, to ice-covered grizzly bears living near the Arctic Circle. The ancient coastal forests hide rarely told stories of human and wildlife relationships that have co-existed for thousands of years.
Wild Canada: The Heartland
From the prairies to Canada's vast boreal forest that stretches almost from coast to coast, we reveal a huge wilderness of extremes that has been shaped over millennia by both humans and wildfires. Here pronghorn antelope, the fastest hoofed land animal on earth, still haunt the grasslands, the elusive wolverine thrives in the icy remote northern forests and beaver share their cozy lodges with grateful muskrats.
Wild Canada: Ice Edge
A landscape inhabited by wildlife and people who have found an amazing variety of ways to survive. From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf 'dancing' in the chilly spring air to eider ducks diving under the ice to find mussels, we witness the extremes and wonders of life far north.
Wild Canada: Making of Wild Canada
Making Wild Canada reveals how the intrepid and adventurous film crews went nose to nose with ice covered grizzly bears near the Arctic Circle, spent frigid nights on a frozen lake in Quebec to get just a few underwater shots of beavers coming and going from their lodge, and underwater and topside crews braved Newfoundland’s notoriously bad weather to shoot 18-metre long humpback whales. In a wide-ranging conversation, Jeff Turner shares his love of wildlife filmmaking, and some of the secrets of the trade that he’s picked up after 30 years in a challenging, but exhilarating line of work.