The Opening Of The Canadian West

The Opening Of The Canadian West

The history and growth of the Canadian West is reviewed from the days of the fur traders through to the start of the 21st century. Topics covered include Selkirk Settlements, Red River, Fur War, N.W.M.P., C.P.R., Riel Rebellions, Immigrations, World War One, Winnipeg General Strike, C.C.F., the 1920’s, 1930’s, On To Ottawa Trek, Farmer Movements, Women’s...

Louis Riel

Louis Riel

Louis Riel (1844-1885) remains a prominent figure in Canadian History and Politics. Leader of the Métis and widely regarded as the founder of the province of Manitoba, Riel’s story remains a troubled and debated topic more than a hundred years after his death in 1885 by hanging for treason. The story of the two Rebellions of the Canadian West are brought to...

The Trans-Canadian Railway

The Trans-Canadian Railway

One of the most remarkable engineering projects in Canadian history was the building of the Trans-Canadian Railway. This program presents the story of the building of the CPR including the politics and the immigrant labourers who forged this road of steel across the wilderness of Canada. It includes dramatic footage of the amazing feat of conquering the towering...