Travel Across Canada From the Comfort of Your Home

Films

Still debating a summer vacation destination? Got travel plans on the brain? We’re here to help!

This one’s for all you globetrotters who are looking to take a beautiful trip on a budget, or maybe just don’t have the time to quench your summer wanderlust. Enjoy all the majesty of Canada, from sea to glorious shining sea, and travel across the country from the very comfort of your own home.

🚗Hit the road!🚗

Trans Canada Summer

Travel along the open road and travel down the Trans-Canada Highway as a camera crew explores the people and the landscapes of Canada.

Trans Canada Summer, Ronald Dick, Jack Olsen & Jean Palardy, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Big Drive

Join four imaginative sisters as they turn a yawn-filled family road trip across the Prairies into an adventure of the imagination.

Big Drive , Anita Lebeau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

On the Road with La Mouette

Follow a family of puppeteers as they bring their amusing play for children to remote towns and villages in the Canadian Maritimes.

On the Road with La Mouette, François Aubry & Philippe d' Hauterive, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🚢Full steam ahead!🚢

Singlehanders

Meet two sailors from completely different backgrounds who both share a love and passion for racing across the open water.

Singlehanders, Shelagh Mackenzie & Kent Nason, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Distant Island

Enjoy this beautifully animated story woven together from the memories of one girl’s childhood summers spent sailing with her family

Distant Islands, Bettina Maylone, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Momentum

Plunge down a mountain gorge, soar through the clouds, and race with a dog team across the Arctic in this magnificent film.

Momentum, Tony Ianzelo & Colin Low, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🚂Take a whistle stop tour!🚂

The Railrodder

Behold a comic genius in one of the last films of his long career. The legendary Buster Keaton crosses Canada from east to west… atop a railway track speeder. If you dig this film, check out the doc Buster Keaton Rides Again, where he reminisces on a lifetime in show business.

The Railrodder, Gerald Potterton, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Runaway

Join a train full of passengers as they celebrate and make merry, all the while ignorant of the fate that awaits them just around the bend.

Runaway, Cordell Barker, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Trawna tuh Belvul

Watch this short cut-out animation film that recounts a memorable train journey from Toronto to Belleville, Ontario.

Trawna Tuh Belvul, Martin Rose, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

✈️Prepare for takeoff!✈️

Helicopter Canada

The daring feat of shooting entirely from a helicopter produced this stunning bird’s-eye view of our beautiful country. Even the most familiar sites will never seem the same again.

Helicopter Canada, Eugene Boyko, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Flight

Feel light as a feather with this 7-minute doc about gliding, a sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft using nothing but naturally occurring currents of rising air.

Flight, Josef Reeve, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Transpacific Flight

Voyage to the glory days of air travel in this airborne short film where the the pilot, navigators, and flight attendants aboard a transpacific flight from Vancouver to Tokyo are interviewed by Fred Davis.

Transpacific Flight, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

🌳Parks and recreation!🌳

Fundy Holiday

Enjoy this deliciously retro portrait of New Brunswick’s Fundy National Park in the early 1950s, where a family on summer vacation settles into life by the sea.

Fundy Holiday, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Zoo in Stanley Park

Revisit mid-century Vancouver with this short documentary that takes you inside Stanley Park’s zoo in 1953.

The Zoo in Stanley Park, Bernard Devlin, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Kluane

Did you know the Kluane National Park, in the Yukon Territory, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for its spectacular glacier and icefield landscapes?

Kluane, Marc Hébert & Roger Rochat, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

A Day in Forillon

Take a trip to Forillon National Park with this short film that captures the area’s spectacular forest, mountain and sea views.

A Day in Forillon, Michel Bouchard, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

A Day in Pacific Rim

Discover Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park with this short documentary that showcases its giant trees, drooping moss, golden sunsets and stunning ocean views.

A Day in Pacific Rim, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada