Great Canadian Parks

This half-hour series brings the glorious wilderness of Canada into your living room. Journalist and outdoorsman Peter Trueman guides viewers through Canada's most spectacular parks. He reveals their rich and varied history, as well as the many species of plants and animals to be found.
Ep 1
Kluane National Park
Watch Online Until: March 30
Ep 2
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 30
Ep 3
Gros Morne National Park
Watch Online Until: March 31
Ep 4
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 31
Ep 5
Saguenay - St Lawrence National Marine Park
Next On TV: Apr 4 at 4:30am
Ep 6
Waterton Lakes National Park
Next On TV: Apr 5 at 4:00am
Ep 7
Ts'il?os Provincial Park
Next On TV: Mar 3 at 4:00am
Ep 8
Fundy National Park
Next On TV: Mar 3 at 4:30am
Ep 9
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Next On TV: Mar 4 at 4:00am
Ep 10
Algonquin Provincial Park
Next On TV: Mar 4 at 4:30am
Ep 11
Evolution of City Parks
Next On TV: Mar 5 at 4:00am
Ep 12
Cape Breton National Park
Watch Online Until: March 3
Ep 13
Glacier National Park
Watch Online Until: March 3
Ep 14
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
Next On TV: Mar 6 at 4:30am
Ep 15
Nahanni National Park Reserve
Next On TV: Mar 7 at 4:00am
Ep 16
Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Watch Online Until: March 5
Ep 17
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 5
Ep 18
Kitlope Valley Heritage Conservancy
Watch Online Until: March 6
Ep 19
Prince Edward Island National Park
Watch Online Until: March 6
Ep 20
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
Watch Online Until: March 7
Ep 21
Wapusk National Park
Watch Online Until: March 7
Ep 22
Willmore National Park
Watch Online Until: March 8
Ep 23
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
Watch Online Until: March 8
Ep 24
Lac la Ronge Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 9
Ep 25
Riding Mountain National Park
Watch Online Until: March 9
Ep 26
Ivvavik National Park
Watch Online Until: March 10
Ep 27
Fortillon National Park
Watch Online Until: March 10
Ep 28
Mount Robson Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 11
Ep 29
Georgian Bay Island National Park
Watch Online Until: March 11
Ep 30
Herschel Island Territorial Park
Watch Online Until: March 12
Ep 31
Grasslands National Park
Watch Online Until: March 12
Ep 32
Goat Range Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 13
Ep 33
Writing - On - Stone Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 13
Ep 34
Jasper National Park
Watch Online Until: March 14
Ep 35
Cape Scott Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 14
Ep 36
Hecla Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 15
Ep 37
Terra Nova National Park
Watch Online Until: March 15
Ep 38
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 16
Ep 39
Point Pelee National Park
Watch Online Until: March 16
Ep 40
Muskwa - Kechika
Watch Online Until: March 17
Ep 41
Fathom Five National Marine Park
Watch Online Until: March 17
Ep 42
Aulavik National Park
Watch Online Until: March 18
Ep 43
Pukaskwa National Park
Watch Online Until: March 18
Ep 44
Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 19
Ep 45
Katannilik Territorial Park
Watch Online Until: March 19
Ep 46
La Mauricie National Park
Watch Online Until: March 20
Ep 47
Kootenay National Park
Watch Online Until: March 20
Ep 48
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 21
Ep 49
Kouchibouguac National Park
Watch Online Until: March 21
Ep 50
Kananaskis Country
Watch Online Until: March 22
Ep 51
Elk Island National Park
Watch Online Until: March 22
Ep 52
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Watch Online Until: March 23
Ep 53
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
Watch Online Until: March 23
Ep 54
St. Lawrence Islands National Park
Watch Online Until: March 24
Ep 55
Tuktut Nogait National Park
Watch Online Until: March 24
Ep 56
Wood Buffalo National Park
Watch Online Until: March 25
Ep 57
Pacific Rim National Park
Watch Online Until: March 25
Ep 58
Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve
Watch Online Until: March 26
Ep 59
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Watch Online Until: March 26
Ep 60
Vuntut National Park
Watch Online Until: March 27
Ep 61
Prince Albert National Park
Watch Online Until: March 28
Ep 62
Churn Creek Provincial Park
Watch Online Until: March 27
Ep 63
Greenwich National Park
Watch Online Until: March 28
Ep 64
Kejimkujik National Park
Watch Online Until: March 29
Ep 65
Auyuittuq National Park Reserve
Watch Online Until: March 29
Kluane National Park
Located in the southwestern corner of the Yukon, Kluane National Park contains the largest non-polar ice field in the world.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Apr 1, 4:30am

Tue May 5, 4:00am

Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Straddling the Alberta and Saskatchewan borders, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is the highest landmass between the Rockies and Labrador.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Apr 3, 4:00am

Tue May 5, 4:30am

Gros Morne National Park
Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland is known for the magnitude and visibility of its geologic formations.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Apr 3, 4:30am

Wed May 6, 4:00am

Wells Gray Provincial Park
BC's Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of the best representations of a full "mountain-top to valley-bottom" slice of an ecosystem.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Apr 4, 4:00am

Wed May 6, 4:30am

Saguenay - St Lawrence National Marine Park
Quebec's Saguenay-St. Lawrence National Marine Park was established to preserve valuable historic resources and a wealth of marine life.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Apr 4, 4:30am

Thu May 7, 4:00am

Waterton Lakes National Park
"Land of the Shining Mountains" was how the Blackfoot people referred to the site of Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Apr 5, 4:00am

Thu May 7, 4:30am

Ts'il?os Provincial Park
Ts'il?os Provincial Park is the fifth largest in BC and is cooperatively managed with the Nemiah Valley Indian Band.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 3, 4:00am

Sun Apr 5, 4:30am

Fri May 8, 4:00am

Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park in New Brunswick features hiking trails, waterfalls, and oceanside tide pools.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 3, 4:30am

Mon Apr 6, 4:00am

Fri May 8, 4:30am

Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta is world famous for its 75-million-year-old bone beds.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 4, 4:00am

Mon Apr 6, 4:30am

Sat May 9, 4:00am

Algonquin Provincial Park
Ontario's Algonquin Provincial Park is best seen in autumn, not only for its colours, but also for its perfect hiking conditions.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 4, 4:30am

Tue Apr 7, 4:00am

Sat May 9, 4:30am

Evolution of City Parks
A look at how the city park has changed from the 18th century to today.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 5, 4:00am

Tue Apr 7, 4:30am

Sun May 10, 4:00am

Cape Breton National Park
The historic and scenic Cabot Trail surrounds three sides of the newly created Cape Breton National Park.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 5, 4:30am

Wed Apr 8, 4:00am

Sun May 10, 4:30am

Glacier National Park
Located in the heart of the Columbia Mountain range of BC, Glacier National Park is the second oldest park in Canada.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 6, 4:00am

Wed Apr 8, 4:30am

Mon May 11, 4:00am

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
Dubbed the Canadian Galapagos, the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve consists of 138 islands off BC's north coast.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 6, 4:30am

Thu Apr 9, 4:00am

Mon May 11, 4:30am

Nahanni National Park Reserve
Located in the southwest corner of the Northwest Territories, Nahanni National Park Reserve is a world-renowned destination for canoeists and whitewater enthusiasts.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 7, 4:00am

Thu Apr 9, 4:30am

Tue May 12, 4:00am

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve
Comprised of four islands off Newfoundland's extreme eastern coast, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is an ideal landing and nesting site for two million sea birds.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 7, 4:30am

Fri Apr 10, 4:00am

Tue May 12, 4:30am

Lake Superior Provincial Park
Lake Superior Provincial Park features rugged northern terrain set against the immense and unpredictable Lake Superior.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 8, 4:00am

Fri Apr 10, 4:30am

Wed May 13, 4:00am

Kitlope Valley Heritage Conservancy
The Kitlope Valley Heritage Conservancy in northwestern BC is part of the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 8, 4:30am

Sat Apr 11, 4:00am

Wed May 13, 4:30am

Prince Edward Island National Park
The landscape of Prince Edward Island National Park varies from sand dunes, beaches, and red sandstone cliffs to salt marshes and freshwater ponds.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 9, 4:00am

Sat Apr 11, 4:30am

Thu May 14, 4:00am

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, known for its tide pools, is a 73-kilometre hiking trail stretching along the western shoreline of southern Vancouver Island.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 9, 4:30am

Sun Apr 12, 4:00am

Thu May 14, 4:30am

Wapusk National Park
Wapusk National Park, near Churchill Manitoba, protects an area of the Hudson Bay lowlands that contain the world's largest concentration of polar bears.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 10, 4:00am

Sun Apr 12, 4:30am

Fri May 15, 4:00am

Willmore National Park
Situated in west central Alberta, the landscape of Willmore National Park is typical Rocky Mountain, with foothills and mountainous terrain.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 10, 4:30am

Mon Apr 13, 4:00am

Fri May 15, 4:30am

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
The Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve consists of a coastal chain of 900 islands and islets in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 11, 4:00am

Mon Apr 13, 4:30am

Sat May 16, 4:00am

Lac la Ronge Provincial Park
Located in northern Saskatchewan, Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is dotted with 100 lakes and 1000 islands.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 11, 4:30am

Tue Apr 14, 4:00am

Sat May 16, 4:30am

Riding Mountain National Park
Part of the Manitoba escarpment, Riding Mountain National Park exemplifies the idea of a "wilderness island" and protects a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 12, 4:00am

Tue Apr 14, 4:30am

Sun May 17, 4:00am

Ivvavik National Park
Ivvavik National Park is located on the northern tip of the Yukon, bordered by Alaska and the Beaufort Sea. The annual migration of over 160,000 caribou is the park's most breathtaking wildlife event.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 12, 4:30am

Wed Apr 15, 4:00am

Sun May 17, 4:30am

Fortillon National Park
Forillon National Park, on the eastern tip of the Gaspe Peninsula, contains rock formations, colonies of seabirds, black bears, and unique Arctic-alpine plants.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 13, 4:00am

Wed Apr 15, 4:30am

Mon May 18, 4:00am

Mount Robson Provincial Park
Part of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site, Mount Robson Provincial Park protects natural features such as the headwaters of the Fraser River.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 13, 4:30am

Thu Apr 16, 4:00am

Mon May 18, 4:30am

Georgian Bay Island National Park
Tiny 12-square-kilometre Georgian Bay Island National Park is made up of 59 islands scattered along the Georgian Bay coastline.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 14, 4:00am

Thu Apr 16, 4:30am

Tue May 19, 4:00am

Herschel Island Territorial Park
In Herschel Island Territorial Park, nearly 200 species of flowers bloom in the brief summer, some of which are found nowhere else in the Yukon.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 14, 4:30am

Fri Apr 17, 4:00am

Tue May 19, 4:30am

Grasslands National Park
After a century of human exploitation, the mixed-grass prairie ecosystem of Grasslands National Park is one of the most endangered environments in North America.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 15, 4:00am

Fri Apr 17, 4:30am

Wed May 20, 4:00am

Goat Range Provincial Park
BC's Goat Range Provincial Park encompasses a great variety of life zones, including the Selkirk Mountains, flowering alpine meadows, and pristine lakes.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 15, 4:30am

Sat Apr 18, 4:00am

Wed May 20, 4:30am

Writing - On - Stone Provincial Park
The sandstone cliffs in southern Alberta's Writing-On- Stone Provincial Park are home to a large number of ancient petroglyphs and pictographs.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 16, 4:00am

Sat Apr 18, 4:30am

Thu May 21, 4:00am

Jasper National Park
Due to its relative isolation, diversity, and sheer size, Jasper is home to the largest population of mammals in the Rockies.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 16, 4:30am

Sun Apr 19, 4:00am

Thu May 21, 4:30am

Cape Scott Provincial Park
Located on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, Cape Scott Provincial Park is a place of extremes.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 17, 4:00am

Sun Apr 19, 4:30am

Fri May 22, 4:00am

Hecla Provincial Park
In Hecla Provincial Park, natural and human history are so inextricably linked to the water that it's easy to forget that this is Manitoba.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 17, 4:30am

Mon Apr 20, 4:00am

Fri May 22, 4:30am

Terra Nova National Park
In Newfoundland's Terra Nova National Park, the ocean's bays reach deep inland. These "fingers" of water are sheltered and shallow, allowing marine life to thrive.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 18, 4:00am

Mon Apr 20, 4:30am

Sat May 23, 4:00am

Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park is located in one of British Columbia's busiest vacation regions, yet has unparalleled alpine wilderness.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Mar 18, 4:30am

Tue Apr 21, 4:00am

Sat May 23, 4:30am

Point Pelee National Park
Tiny Point Pelee National Park on the southernmost tip of Ontario is best known to thousands of birders, who come every May to observe as many as 350 species of birds.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 19, 4:00am

Tue Apr 21, 4:30am

Sun May 24, 4:00am

Muskwa - Kechika
Known as the "Serengeti of the North," the pristine wilderness of Muskwa-Kechika in northeastern British Columbia supports the largest predator-prey system in North America.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Thu Mar 19, 4:30am

Wed Apr 22, 4:00am

Sun May 24, 4:30am

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada's first, contains mythical "flowerpot" rock formations and rare, ancient island habitats.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 20, 4:00am

Wed Apr 22, 4:30am

Mon May 25, 4:00am

Aulavik National Park
Located at the northern end of Banks Island in the Arctic, Aulavik National Park is characterized by deeply cut canyons, badlands, a rugged seacoast, river valleys, and tundra plateaus.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 20, 4:30am

Thu Apr 23, 4:00am

Mon May 25, 4:30am

Pukaskwa National Park
Pukaskwa National Park is a breathtaking boreal forest wilderness on the northern shore of Lake Superior. The origins of the mysterious rock structures on its boulder beaches remain unknown.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 21, 4:00am

Thu Apr 23, 4:30am

Tue May 26, 4:00am

Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
Tweedsmuir is the largest provincial park in British Columbia. Its rich treed valleys provide refuge for a large number of grizzly bears.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Apr 24, 4:00am

Tue May 26, 4:30am

Katannilik Territorial Park
The most efficient way to travel through Katannilik Territorial Park is by river. In July, the fragrance of wildflowers overwhelms the senses and the ground shimmers with mica crystal deposits.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Apr 24, 4:30am

Wed May 27, 4:00am

La Mauricie National Park
La Mauricie National Park is at its most magnificent in the fall, when the Laurentian forests explode with colour.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Apr 25, 4:00am

Wed May 27, 4:30am

Kootenay National Park
Kootenay National Park is the "undiscovered" park of the Rockies and shelters remarkable climatic and vegetative diversity.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Apr 25, 4:30am

Thu May 28, 4:00am

Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park
Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park's namesake lake is a fresh water ocean that moderates the north climate.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Apr 26, 4:00am

Thu May 28, 4:30am

Kouchibouguac National Park
Kouchibouguac National Park is a rich marine mixture of mosaic bogs, salt marshes, tidal rivers, barrier islands, and sheltered lagoons.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Apr 26, 4:30am

Fri May 29, 4:00am

Kananaskis Country
Located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Kananaskis represents an experiment in land use, containing protected areas, wildlife sanctuaries, scientific research and recreational areas.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Apr 27, 4:00am

Fri May 29, 4:30am

Elk Island National Park
Originally established as an elk preserve in 1960, Elk Island is the only completely fenced national park. The park is now sanctuary for 44 species of mammals, including Canada's largest herd of plains bison.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Apr 27, 4:30am

Sat May 30, 4:00am

Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park protects the stunning cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and the oldest forest in eastern North America.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Apr 28, 4:00am

Sat May 30, 4:30am

Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary is Canada's first grizzly bear sanctuary. Over 100 bears prowl the fjords, rivers and forests, and visitors are limited so as not to disrupt them.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Apr 28, 4:30am

Sun May 31, 4:00am

St. Lawrence Islands National Park
A jewel enjoyed by millions of recreational boaters, St. Lawrence Islands National Park is a protected sliver of wilderness in the heart of busy southern Ontario.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Apr 29, 4:00am

Sun May 31, 4:30am

Tuktut Nogait National Park
Tuktut Nogait National Park was created to protect the calving grounds of the Bluenose caribou herd. The park's cliffs and ramparts also provide nesting habitat for many birds of prey.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Apr 29, 4:30am

Mon Jun 1, 4:00am

Wood Buffalo National Park
Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta provides protection for both bison and the endangered whooping crane.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Fri Mar 27, 4:30am

Thu Apr 30, 4:00am

Mon Jun 1, 4:30am

Pacific Rim National Park
In Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, the powerful force of the Pacific Ocean batters lush old-growth forests, steep cliffs, and secluded beaches.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 28, 4:00am

Thu Apr 30, 4:30am

Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve
The lighthouse in Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve marks the southwest tip of Newfoundland's colourful Avalon Peninsula.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sat Mar 28, 4:30am

Fri May 1, 4:00am

Mount Revelstoke National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park was created to protect the breathtaking wildflower meadows adjoining the Clachnacudainn Icefield.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 29, 4:00am

Fri May 1, 4:30am

Vuntut National Park
Located in the northern Yukon, Vuntut National Park protects the Old Crow Flats, a vast plain of more than 2000 shallow lakes and ponds.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Sun Mar 29, 4:30am

Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park in Saskatchewan marks the ecological transition from southern to northern Canada, and contains grassland, aspen parkland, and boreal forest.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 30, 4:30am

Sun May 3, 4:00am

Churn Creek Provincial Park
Only 1.8 percent of the BC's native dry grassland remains. Churn Creek Provincial Park protects this fragile landscape.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Mon Mar 30, 4:00am

Greenwich National Park
Located near Prince Edward Island National Park, Greenwich National Park protects a unique, migrating parabolic dune system and an adjacent "skeletal" forest.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 31, 4:00am

Sun May 3, 4:30am

Kejimkujik National Park
Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park is an inland pocket of rich hemlock forests and freshwater lakes and rivers.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Tue Mar 31, 4:30am

Mon May 4, 4:00am

Auyuittuq National Park Reserve
In Nunavut's Auyuittuq National Park Reserve, the Aksayook Pass provides an ice-free corridor through magnificent Baffin Island terrain.
Additional Broadcast Dates:

Wed Apr 1, 4:00am

Mon May 4, 4:30am