CBC Television Network

History Makers

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesday afternoons during the summer of 1970.
This series of 14 half-hour documentaries, was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in association with the CBC. It was an overview of the great explorers of Canada,  from the early mapmakers to fur traders. The stories of John Cabot, Henry Hudson, David Thompson, Samuel de Champlain etc. were told with style, and offered viewers a new look at Canadian history beyond the textbook.
Other subjects included aviation in Canada, Quebec’s seminaries, the development of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the opening of the 1957 Parliament.

Written by John Corcelli – August, 2005