Documentaries and Films

Post image for The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating A New World

  At Frontier HQ we’ve watched this video documentary multiple times and love it. It does a great job of blending the art, science and history of the canoe. On the one hand, the canoe is a romantic vehicle of the past; on the other hand it remains the deeply practical craft it always has […] Read more...

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Post image for Being Part Of The Wilderness; Not Just Surviving It

My friend, author and outdoor educator, Kevin Callan recently added the above film to his YouTube channel. It’s a little more serious than many of his offerings but I think it’s a great short film which reflects his deep love of wild places and accessing them by canoe. For me, one of Kevin’s comments really […] Read more...

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A still from the classic wilderness documentary

Wilderness Day is a classic canoe camping documentary from 1954 filmed in the Quetico Superior wilderness area, in northern Minnesota. The film harks back to another age yet contains timeless messages about respect for nature and the value of being proficient in wilderness skills… Read more...

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Post image for French River Expedition Video

  More About The French River Expedition: The French River expedition is our foundation-level Canadian canoeing trip. Here you can hone and integrate your bushcraft and expedition canoeing skills. The expedition provides fantastic opportunity to follow the paddles and portages of natives, explorers and voyageurs on a Canadian Heritage River. Find out more…   Read more...

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Post image for The Hadza And The Honeyguide

The Greater Honeyguide, Indicator indicator, is a species of honeyguide bird with a distribution that includes East Africa. As both its common name and scientific name suggest, the Greater Honeyguide is noted for its ability to guide people to honey. The bird uses a very specific call to communicate with humans. In fact the call […] Read more...

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Post image for The Dokis: Eagles On The River

The Dokis First Nation The Dokis live on a tract of land in the Canadian Shield where the waters of Lake Nipissing flow into the French River. These Ojibwe people have a rich and interesting history, reflecting the rich and interesting history of the French River itself as well as a strong sense of cultural […] Read more...

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Post image for Hadza Movie: By The Light Of A Million Fires

The Hadza are a tribe of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. This statement, however, hardly emphasises their importance. The Hadza are one of the last societies anywhere in the world that survive by hunting and gathering. Furthermore, they live in East Africa, an area that is considered key in human evolutionary history. Despite this, traditional Hadza lands […] Read more...

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