The Great Canadian Tour - Canada's Northern Territories
Join Glen McInnis as he visits Canadas Northern Territories.
Watch as Glen McInnis travels along the Yukon Silver Trail, learning
about its rich, colourful history. The Yukon may be famous for the
Klondike gold rush, but it was also the site of another mineral
discovery that made this area one of the worlds leading silver producers
and fuelled its economy for years to come. Glen stops at Mayo, Elsa and
Keno City and talks to local historians who give us a glimpse into life
in a Northern frontier mining town. This 111-kilometer road in the
middle of Canadas Yukon Territory runs through some of the most
spectacular wilderness ever to be seen.
The Yukon is also synonymous with salmon but this year a lack of chinook
( king) salmon in the Yukon river has led to the closure of commercial
and domestic fisheries. Glen talks with the federal fisheries
authorities who have asked Yukon First Nations to cut their salmon catch
quota in half this season. He also travels to Dawson City to learn how
the Tr'ondek Hwech'in Han Nation are taking the lead in conservation and
educating their youth on preserving the salmon stock.
Glen also asks people from the Northwest Territories and Nunavut what
makes their part of Canada so unique.
The Great Canadian Tour - Alberta
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the province of Alberta. Find out about
the multicultural face of Fort McMurray; visit Red Deer, for a close-up
look at the home of the future and explore the many ramifications of
Calgary's booming economy.
The Great Canadian Tour - British Columbia
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the province of British Columbia. In this
episode we look ahead to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the
preparation and protest that is going along with it. We travel 700 km
northeast of Vancouver to Tumbler Ridge B.C. to re-trace the tracks of
dinosaurs and look at how it has revived a town's economy. Glen then
heads to Kamloops, where we look at how the pine beetle epidemic is
taking its toll in the province and how the city of Kamloops is
surviving the outbreak.
The Great Canadian Tour - Ontario
John Glen McInnis as he travels 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay to
Big Trout Lake where the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) have lived
for thousands of years surrounded by the Boreal Forest. It is one of the
last, great, undeveloped spaces on the planet and is one of the world's
largest intact ecosystems. Glen talks with KI community leaders who were
recently incarcerated after protesting the development of a mineral
exploration site on their land without consultation. He'll also talk
with the Wildlands League, an environmental group that has been lobbying
the Ontario Government to protect this valuable and essential ecosystem.
We'll also learn more about the Ontario Government's recent plan to
safeguard the forest by reforming and modernizing the Mining Act.
Glen also visits the nation's capital to take you on a visual historic
tour of Parliament Hill.
The Great Canadian Tour - Canada Day Special
Join host Glen McInnis as he criss-crosses the country for a special
Canada Day edition. In this episode Glen visits Newfoundland and
Labrador where July 1st is also recognized as Memorial Day. Learn about
the brave Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who fought in the Battle of
the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel, France. On July 1st, 1916, 801 members of
the 1st Newfoundland Regiment fought in that battle and only 68 answered
the roll call the next morning. Travel to Tumbler Ridge, British
Columbia and find out how dinosaur fossils are breathing life into the
town of Tumbler Ridge and take a historical tour of the Parliament
Buildings in Ottawa.
The Great Canadian Tour - The Maritimes
Join Glen McInnis as he visits the Atlantic Provinces. Learn more about
the prosperous future of Canada's easternmost and youngest province-
Newfoundland and Labrador and how for the first after joining
Confederation it will become a "have" province. Join Glen as he
commemorates Memorial Day in St.John's, paying respect to the losses of
Newfoundlanders during the First World War. Watch as he hops across to
Nova Scotia where the haunting story of Africville is told. Glen also
asks ordinary people from all four Atlantic Provinces what makes their
part of Canada so unique.
The Great Canadian Tour - The Prairies
Join Glen McInnis as he travels 90 kilometres south of Saskatoon to the
Batoche National Historic site. Established in 1872 the village of
Batoche was the site of the last battlefield in the Northwest
Rebellion/Métis Resistance of 1885. Learn more about the history of the
Métis nation and the pivotal role they played in the building of Canada.
Theirs is a history riddled with hardship, hope, happiness, bloodshed
and despair. This is the story of the challenges they have faced and the
struggles that continue to this day. Glen also travels to the southeast
corner of Saskatchewan to the town of Esterhazy, known as the, 'Potash
Capital of the World.' Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer on
the planet, generating thousands of jobs. This is a 2 billion dollar per
year business and is one of Canada's largest resources and a major
export commodity. Learn more about potash, where is comes from and what
it means to the future of Saskatchewan and Canada. Glen also asks
ordinary people from Manitoba and Saskatchewan what makes their part of
Canada so unique.
The Great Canadian Tour - Québec
Join Glen McInnis as he visits Quebec.
Quebec City turns 400 years young !!! Join us as we travel to peek in on
the celebrations, and walk you through the rich history of one of
Canada's most beautiful cities. We also visit a one of a kind museum in
Montreal, which focuses on the holocaust and healing.