DOCUMENTARIES > ADVENTURE > The Maple Leaf Express

THE MAPLE LEAF EXPRESS is a documentary featuring a grand adventure right through the heart of Canada, from Nova Scotia on the far east coast, lapped by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, to the Pacific Coast in British Colombia.

Highlights include:

* Trapping lobsters off the coast of Nova Scotia.
* The world heritage listed fishing settlement of Lunenberg, with its classic brightly painted timber buildings.
* Memories of the Titanic, which sank close to Nova Scotia: the Titanic Museum and Titanic graveyard.
* Crossing Canada in the bubble-domed carriages of VIA rail.
* The magnificent French city of Quebec City, with the only remaining walled city in North America, overlooked by the immortal Chateau Frontenac, with its medieval-looking gables and turrets.
* Producing maple syrup in the vast forests of maple trees.
* Canada's national capital of Ottawa, with its houses of parliament, the red- coated mounties, and a tulip festival.
* One of Canada's largest and best known areas of wilderness: ALGONQUIN PARK, with its moose, beavers and wolves.
* Tamed black bear, cougars, & bison at the Northwood Exotic Animal Ranch.
* Niagara Falls: a boat ride beneath the Falls, a walk in a tunnel leading to the face of the Falls, and a wedding proposal in the Honeymoon Capital of the World.
* Polar bears congregating and playing in the Hudson Bay settlement of Churchill.
* A First Nations Reserve with the highly unusual name of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, where members of the Blackfoot Nation would stampede herds of fifty buffalos or more to their death.
* The Canadian Rockies, filled with spectacular snow-clad peaks, glaciers and lakes.
* An abundance of wildlife: elk, mule deer, mountain goats and black bears.
* Fishing for trout in heavy snow near Jasper.
* A breath-taking flight by float plane down the coast of British Colombia.
* Kayaking amongst seals off QUADRA ISLAND.
* A high-speed zodiac ride into standing tidal waves with Hurricane Jack Springer.
* The Pacific Coast, with its hot springs and superb sunsets.