Our Home and Native Land

Films

If you haven’t heard, this year marks the 150 anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

There’s about a million activities planned to celebrate (and we have a few of our own, in case you didn’t know), so this July 1st, what better way to express your love for Canada than with a couple of different renditions of our national anthem?

O Canada

This short film illustrates the Canadian national anthem through the use of contemporary and archival footage.

O Canada, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

O Canada

This very short stereoscopic film by Evelyn Lambart uses drawings to suggest movement across Canada’s ever-changing countryside.

O Canada, Evelyn Lambart, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

William Shatner Sings O Canada

It’s our national anthem like you’ve never heard it before! William Shatner steers his starship to comic heights, taking patriotism where it’s never gone before.

William Shatner Sings O Canada , Jacob Medjuck, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

O Canada #1: National Anthem: ‘With Glowing Hearts’

This version of our anthem was arranged for the 1976 Olympics.

O Canada #1: National Anthem: 'With Glowing Hearts', Ted Remerowski, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

February 15, 1965: Raising Canada’s New Flag

While not a national anthem, this short documents the first time Canada’s new flag was raised on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. It’s a vital piece of Canadian history, and the NFB was fortunate enough to be there to film it.

February 15, 1965: Raising Canada's New Flag, , provided by the National Film Board of Canada

O Canada Lyrics

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.