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Old Jul 12th 2022, 8:47 am
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Hey all, not sure if this is just me that does this, but for my impending move to Canada (whenever that will be) I am constantly watching shows or YouTube videos about Canada. Like I'll watch documentaries, or YouTube videos about other people's experiences of moving to Canada, both pro & con. Any shows anyone can reccomend, my all time favourite so far is "Canada, a people's history" which I have found on YouTube, and as a history buff I'm loving watching.

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Old Jul 12th 2022, 9:05 am
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Most aren't documentaries, but this might have some useful suggestions - Netflix series about Canada?

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Old Jul 12th 2022, 4:01 pm
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Hey, I also find myself watching a lot of YouTube videos on how to immigrate to Canada or about living in Canada. There are also a bunch of "Canada themed" shows on streaming services that you can watch.

Some YouTubers that I follow:
LivinginOttawa
Make That Change
DownieLive
Emme Oxford
Elizabeth Express
Moving2Canada

Some shows to watch:
Big Timber
Frontier
Yukon Vet
Trailer Park Boys
Letterkenny

I'll definitely take a look at your recommendation and see if I like "Canada a people's history", Drunkarcheologist. When and where are you moving to Canada?
I did my soft landing in april. My wife and I are preparing to move in april 2023.

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Still Standing,. This is light hearted, fun.

Subjects to look for
The Oka Crisis. Plenty about this on YouTube
Canadian Black history
Residential schools
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Good suggestion, bats. Your post reminded me of a documentary that we saw: "We can't make the same mistake twice".
It's about the court case filed against the federal government by first nations and first nations childcare societies about the unequal access to childcare and the historic underfunding of it on reserves.

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A must watch is "The Red Green Show" also read the book "How To Shit In The Woods".
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This show is worth a watch, it's all filmed during winter on a notoriously bad highway in BC. You can probably watch most of the old episodes on YT.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390276/

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For a picture of everyday life in Canada, the film to watch is Fargo, The weather, the impracticality of getting about, the faux wood paneling and floral reclining chairs, It's not set here but it's just the same.
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Trailer Park Boys
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If you liked "A People's History" you should also watch the episode of "The Greatest Canadian" on Tommy Douglas, basically the guy that defined the difference between the US and Canada. He won the vote after all the episodes of the show were aired in 2004.
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I enjoyed "Little Mosque on the Prairie"
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Virgin River on Netflix. Filmed in BC but set in the fictional Californian town of the same name. Some beautiful landscapes.
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Sign up for a free account to the Knowledge Network, BC's public broadcaster: https://www.knowledge.ca/ as then you can stream a lot of excellent documentaries about British Columbia, Canada's western-most province.

Here are all the documentaries they have about BC: https://www.knowledge.ca/browse/british-columbia

I highly recommend British Columbia: An Untold History - gives you insight into the complexity of the history that most newcomers (and even Canadians) are oblivious to; history of residential schools, of racist immigration policies and how various groups resisted, of the ecowarrior movements (the creation of Greenpeace, old growth rainforest logging protestes of Vancouver Island at Clayoquot Sound, etc.): https://www.knowledge.ca/program/bri...untold-history. It was released last year I believe and is extremely well-produced, with excellent storytelling. It breaks down a lot of myths about Canada and comes to terms with a lot of the dark realities of Canada's history. There are, of course, a lot of uplifting stories here too.

I also recommend Search and Rescue: North Shore for a fascinating look into the fine folks who volunteer as search and rescue coordinators in Vancouver, the busiest search and rescue operation in all of Canada. Lots of nature and dramatic scenery in this: https://www.knowledge.ca/program/sea...ue-north-shore

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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 2:35 pm
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