The National Parks Project

The National Parks Project

13 Episodes | 30 minutes | Discovery World HD | 2011

13 shorts | Various

Feature | 90 Minutes


The National Parks Project

In 1911, Parks Canada was founded, becoming the first National Park Service in the world. On the eve of its centennial, Canada's finest artists embark on a historic expedition to capture the majesty of the landscape in music and film. Thirteen filmmakers, thirty-nine musicians, thirteen National Parks of Canada.

The National Parks Project TV series is an extraordinary exploration of Canada’s national parks through the eyes of the country’s most innovative filmmakers, soundtracked by Canada’s best and most acclaimed musicians.

Each episode is a documentary-style journey through the park, formed by two major components: a profile of the park shot by the filmmakers and scored by the musicians; and a unique look at the process through which the musicians and filmmakers collaborate, react to and learn about these spaces.

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  • Genie Award, 2012 Best Documentary Short (Sirmilik)
  • Bronze, Transmedia AToMIC Awards, 2011
  • Gemini Award, 2011 Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series
  • Nomination: Best Cross-Platform Project - Non-Fiction Gemini Awards, 2011
  • Nomination: Best Limited Series International Documentary Association Awards, 2011
  • Nomination: Best In Cross Platform: Factual Digi Awards, 2011