Great Canadian Rivers I
In Canada, our rivers are inextricably linked to our past and to our identity. Ancient people used them for travel and for sustenance. European adventures followed the same pathways and brought trade and settlement. Modern adventurers continue to explore the wilderness today. This series embarks on a beautiful journey along Canada's greatest rivers.
The Grand River and its tributaries comprise the largest watershed in Southern Ontario. The watershed has the heaviest population concentration in Canada, yet it contains one of our rarest ecosystems; the Carolinian forest.
The Hayes River was the only navigable route from the fur trade headquarters on Hudson Bay to posts south of Lake Winnipeg.
Located in New Brunswick, the St. Croix International Waterway marks the boundary between the United States and Canada, and played an important role in the development of the maritime railways.
Join four intrepid adventurers as they float down British Columbia's wild Gataga River from the heart of the Northern Rocky Mountains and into the Rocky Mountain trench.
The Fraser River begins at the foot of Mount Robson in the Rockies, cuts through the dry, desert-like interior of the province, then snakes through the treacherous Fraser Canyon, finally emptying through the broad Fraser Valley into the Pacific...
The ancient Red Deer River has carved buffalo-jumps out of the plains, and continues to expose great paleontological treasures in Dinosaur Park.
Cape Breton's Margaree River shows itself off best in autumn, when it is framed by the vibrant reds and oranges of changing trees.