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.

The power of nature. The magic of art.

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.

13 x 30 minutes | Discovery World HD | 2011

Feature Documentary | 13 Shorts


  • 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


  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2011
  • Hot Docs, 2011
  • SXSW Film Festival, 2011
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2011
  • DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2011
  • Possible Worlds Sydney Film Festival, 2011
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2011
  • Planet in Focus Toronto, 2011
  • ImaginNative Toronto, 2011
  • Open Roof Toronto, 2011
  • Festival Nouveau, 2011
  • Festival of Moving Media, 2011
  • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, 2011
  • Skábmagovat Film Festival, 2012
  • Fliclerfest Bondi Beach, 2012
  • Dawsib Cuty International Short Film Festival, 2012
  • Available Light Film Festival, 2012
  • Kingston Canadian Film Festival, 2012
  • San Francisco Green Film Festival, 2012
  • Tempere Finland, 2012
  • MoMA, 2012
  • Portugese International Film Festival, 2012
  • Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma Paris, 2012
  • Junction Music and Arts Festival, 2012
  • Green Film Fesitval Seoul Korea, 2013