A story about a famous Canadian monument that's unfinished, inaccurate, celebrated, loathed, iconic, ignorant, metaphorical, re-appropriated, imitated, divided, shamed, shunned, loved...
We explore the mysterious ruins of a secret laboratory in Gatineau Park, and tell the story of an entrepreneur and inventor who turned water into light.
From slavery in Montreal to the ruins of a secret laboratory in Gatineau Park; from an illicit 18th century love triangle to the bloody story behind one of Toronto's most striking statues. Join us as we explore some of the most incredible stories in Canadian history.
In our first episode, we dive into the strange and unexpected history behind Canada's national anthem. "O Canada" was written by a veteran of the American Civil War to celebrate Quebec's national holiday; it's story touches on everything from Pierre Trudeau to bloody riots to the very earliest French settlers.
Canadiana is a web series on the hunt for the most incredible stories in Canadian history. Coming Summer 2017.