Canada Over the Edge is an aerial-documentary series exploring the
world’s longest, undefended border – tracing the frontier dividing Canada
and the United States – from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
From high above, we explore the Rocky Mountains, the Badlands of Alberta, the Grasslands, Canadian Shield, the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Atlantic frontier – from Washington State’s San Jun Islands on the Pacific Ocean – to Campobello Island (the summer home of President Franklin Roosevelt)
– in the province of New Brunswick
On the ground, we reveal the unique cultural and historic ties between Canada and the United States – through the voices of residents that inhabit this border region – from small towns, to the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. 90 percent of Canadians live within 160 km of the US border – a reflection of our geography, but also the unique nature of our Borderlands – 6000 kilometres of incredible – “mostly” friendly frontier.
Canada Over the Edge is an aerial-documentary series exploring
the geography, landscapes – and people – that define the vast, unexplored
reaches of Northern Canada.
From Sirmilik National Park at the northern extremity of Baffin Island, to the Northernmost frontier linking the Yukon territory and Alaska – we follow a perimeter measuring more than 160,000 kilometres of Arctic coast. This expanse of boreal forest, barren landscape, and soaring, ice-covered peaks covers more than 3.9 million square kilometres – representing nearly 40% of Canada. Along the way, we soar above incredible communities – from Pond Inlet, NU in the northeast, to Haines Junction, YT in the northwest.
On the ground, we reveal the unique cultural, and historical aspects of this region – from residents that have lived here for generations. Northern Canada is home to just over 100,000 people – making it one of the least densely populated regions on the planet. Many residents are of Inuit descent – with family histories stretching back hundreds of years. Others are more recent arrivals – drawn by stories of rich oil fields, endless wilderness – and even rumours of gold.