People & Culture

Video of the Week: A visual celebration of Canada

A father-son photography team from B.C. set out to document Canada's landscapes, wildlife, people and traditions
  • Dec 22, 2017
  • 241 words
  • 1 minutes
Clyde River, Nunavut Expand Image
Advertisement

Canadians came up with many creative ways to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, from the ambitious (a solo trans-Arctic expedition) to the offbeat (a touring red couch and a corn maze map of the country). 

There were also plenty of Canadians who decided to make this the year they saw their country (something we at Canadian Geographic wholeheartedly endorse anytime). Among them were Martin Gregus and Martin Gregus Jr., a father-son team of photographers from British Columbia who have taken the basic concept of a cross-country road trip and exploded it into a much grander vision. 

The duo have been travelling together for 13 years, but this year decided to turn their vast repository of photographs and footage into a tribute to Canada’s geographic diversity. Their project, Thank You Canada, is a collection of images and short films showcasing Canada’s landscapes, wildlife, people and traditions. The Greguses are planning to continue their travels in 2018, and hoping to eventually turn their images into a coffee table book that will preserve a snapshot of Canada at this moment in time. 

Check out the trailer for their project below, and watch more videos on their website or Vimeo channel.  

Advertisement

Related Content

A mountain half covered in snow

Environment

Why mountains matter in Canada

They sustain us, enrich our lives and inspire us

  • 1287 words
  • 6 minutes
Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

  • 4426 words
  • 18 minutes
A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

  • 3507 words
  • 15 minutes

People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

  • 6310 words
  • 26 minutes