The Wild Canadian Year

The Wild Canadian Year showcases the most amazing and rare natural wonders of Canada. From the filmmakers of the acclaimed series Wild Canada, this new five-part legacy series views Canada’s extraordinary wildlife through the lens of its four distinct seasons.

Weather seasonality defines and drives the lives of every creature on earth. Humans, plants and wildlife alike must navigate the changing conditions during our planet’s annual trip around the sun. In some places the effects of the seasons are especially pronounced. As all Canadians can attest, one of those places is Canada.

From lightning storms and tornadoes whipping across the Canadian prairies to worlds buried beneath metres of snow, this series documents the natural wonders and wildlife that survive and thrive through Canada’s four seasons.

Canada is where schools of offshore sharks hunt giant prey in the Pacific. It’s home to animals that can literally walk on water and frogs that actually freeze to death then miraculously come back to life year after year.

The series celebrates the incredible wildlife and natural wonders of Canada, allowing Canadians to better appreciate the magnificence of our land.

The Wild Canadian Year will also feature a robust digital experience, including digital video stories, 360 Virtual Reality, time-lapse sequences, photo galleries and behind the scenes stories.

Sundays at 8:00 PM, starting Sept. 24.

CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to present this first look at its special line-up of Canada 150 programs. The public broadcaster will be at the heart of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, sharing Canadian stories to understand the past, celebrate the present and embrace the future, including the perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, whose history extends far beyond these past 150 years. This multiplatform programming offer will take all Canadians on a journey to somewhere they have never been before, while helping them discover a vision of Canada’s future together.

This CBC/Radio-Canada 2017 Programming Guide outlines our extensive Canada 150 programming offer: documentaries, radio programs, kids’ programs, entertainment and arts specials, innovative digital and virtual reality initiatives, and ongoing news and current affairs coverage of the people, places and events in every region of the country that will shape this milestone year.

Stay tuned for more programming announcements, and broadcast dates and times.