WHAT TO WATCH
Canadians have been working in front of and behind the camera on TV shows and films for decades. Real or fictionalized, the stories they tell are funny, thought-provoking, and unforgettable. Browse these apps to dive into one now.
With few Indigenous voices being represented across mainstream media, APTN Lumi is a place where Indigenous experiences can be shared in Indigenous languages; some programming is available in over 20 different languages. Check out First Contact, a documentary that profiles six Canadians who are challenged about their pre-existing perceptions and prejudices about Indigenous peoples by experiencing Indigenous Canadian life first-hand. Or try APTN’s original one-hour crime drama, Tribal, which explores First Nation crime stories based on real-life events.
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Discover heartfelt moments and laughs aplenty in CBC Gem’s original comedies Kim’s Convenience and Workin’ Moms, based on the real-life experiences of creators Ins Choi and Catherine Reitman, respectively. Or combine comfort food and comfort TV on The Great Canadian Baking Show, where amateur bakers from across the country face new challenges each week.
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Crave will satisfy your hankering for great shows and movies in just about any genre—like a zombie apocalypse set in a Mi’gmaq reserve in Quebec in Blood Quantum, the comedic problems of small-town life in Letterkenny, or reality TV tension and artistry of homegrown queens in Canada’s Drag Race.
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In the mood for escapism? Head to the west coast via Hayu and follow the glamorous lives of The Real Housewives of Vancouver, or find out how the staff of Whistler’s Timber Creek Lodge provide a VIP experience to clients at an exclusive five-star mountain resort.
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Bringing Canadian and international stories to viewers, Knowledge Network programs are both entertaining and educational. Learn about artist Robert Davidson and his contributions to the renaissance of traditional Haida artwork over the last half-century in Haida Modern. Or follow along as the volunteer crew of Search and Rescue: North Shore brave hazardous elements to bring people to safety.
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The documentaries in NFB Films offer us a look at uniquely Canadian stories, like Sandra Ignagni’s short film Highway to Heaven that turns the spotlight on a road in British Columbia that’s home to multiple churches, mosques and temples. Artists Luben Boykov and Elena Popova reflect on their art, love, and life together after immigrating to Newfoundland in 1990, in Ellie Yonova’s Luben and Elena, while True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball by Ryan Sidhoo follows three teenagers pursuing their professional basketball dreams.