Video: Canada the Land

A great NFB short for a Long Weekend with no Name to enjoy the amazing thing that is Canada.

An amazing thing our country, let’s remember that this long weekend.

Filmed for the most part from a low-flying aircraft, this documentary short presents a breath-taking view of Canada from coast to coast. Showing the varied terrain, from craggy coast to towering glacier, the film illustrates Canada’s pristine wilderness as well as today’s industrial and urban realities.

Canada the Land was specially commissioned for the Canada Pavilion at the Osaka World Fair in 1970.

These shorts are a part of my childhood, since they were usually played in classes when my teachers didn’t feel like teaching (OK, maybe they were trying to educate us too).

Not enough you say, to celebrate a country this big we need more? OK, here is Canada by Helicopter.