James Blackwood is a retired RCMP constable with a love for animals. With winter bearing down on the Great White North, he sat down on his deck to greet some of the local wildlife, playing Santa Claus to more than 30 raccoons by handing out grapes, hot dogs, and other snacks to the hungry horde. (Thanks Rob!)
THE BEST Canada
There are a number of great American cars manufactured in Canada. In total, our neighbors to the North produced 2.4 million cars in 2019 alone. But for some reason, Canada no longer has any of its own major car brands. Donut Media digs into this puzzling question and attempts to provide some answers.
Ready for a peaceful getaway? Take a road trip to this historic home on Canada’s Niagara wine route. Rosemount-on-the-Bench combines rustic charm and modern amenities with impeccably landscaped grounds, and is walking or biking distance from seven wineries. Check Canada’s travel restrictions before booking.
After riding into stardom as a little kid back in 2010, Jackson Goldstone has become a force to be reckoned with on his mountain bike. Ride Shimano and Anthill Films take us inside of Jackson’s world, set against the beautiful mountainous backdrop of Squamish, B.C., which has certainly played a part in him honing his craft.
Jason Young’s wordless documentary introduces us to John and Nancy Little, a couple who spends their days enjoying retirement in the Nova Scotia countryside, and their nights performing a secret task for the RCMP. The short film stands as both a commentary on gun violence, and an intriguing work of visual art.
Take a soothing 360º flight through the snowy and scenic mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen and videographer Devin Olsen captured more than 50 minutes of their flight using a GoPro MAX action camera. It’s even more immersive if you’ve got a VR headset to watch it on.
We highly recommend going full screen on the biggest landscape mode display you have to get the most out of this playful montage of ultra-widescreen animations made by a team of Montreal designers and curated by Rémi Vincent. The sequence originally appeared on a massive 50:9-ratio projection video wall for MAPP Montreal.
Exploring Alternatives introduces us to Catherine and Wayne, who have lived for nearly 30 years on a tiny man-made island in Tofino, BC, Canada. Freedom Cove was built by hand, using recycled and sustainable materials. It has multiple greenhouses, an art gallery, and a floating dance floor.
FPV drone pilot Mactac takes us on another epic flight, this time traversing the tops of a steep mountain range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as the UAV flies between the trees and craggy rocks, it comes across the glorious sight of Cobalt Lake. After a long hike up, it required patience between all the clouds that rolled in.
Sudbury, Canada’s Old St. Joseph’s Hospital has been dormant for more than a decade, and may eventually be demolished. But before its bricks hits the ground, West Coast graffiti artist Kelly “RISK” Graval and a team of artists splashed the exterior of the 74,000 sq.ft. building into a bright and colorful work of abstract street art.
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