Take a remarkable four-hour journey in real time along Ontario’s magnificent Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and North America’s oldest continuously operating canal system in this special TVO Original documentary.
8 Step Ottawa Locks: Take a trip through the 8 locks at the end of the canal system.
Taming Hogs Back: From the air, learn about this spectacular waterfall.
Watson's Mill: See how a 19th century grist mill operates.
The Rideau Canal: The World’s Largest Skateway: Skate the canal during Winterlude.
The Ever Adapting Rideau: Learn how the Rideau Canal's purpose has changed over time.
Over the Rideau Canal: Enjoy the Rideau from the air travelling from Kingston to Ottawa.
A lot of work goes into making documentaries. Check out some of our behind-the-scenes videos to gain a better understanding of each crew members' responsibility.
It takes a lot of talented people to put together a great documentary. Here are some of the key players.
Mitch Azaria – Executive Producer, Writer & Director
As the Executive Producer of Good Earth Productions, Mitch has overseen over 200 hours of factual production. He has been honoured with a Hot Doc award and seven Gemini nominations.
Andrea Minty – Producer & Production Manager
Andrea is responsible for all of the production logistics and budgets. She has managed all finance, administration, legal & business affairs for over 150 television documentaries.
John Morrison –Director/ Technical Advisor
John had the task of working out all of the field logistics. He was also the director of the four Lock scenes. He is an award -winning documentarian. He was also the Director of “Daily Planet” on The Discovery Channel for nearly two decades.
Peter Warren – Director of Photography
Peter is an award -winning cinematographer. He set the visual approach for the documentary and filmed all the handheld footage at the Lock Stations. Peter was also the Drone pilot and operator.
Matt Knegt – Design and Animation
Matt is a tech guy who loves creating innovative animations. He brought history to life for TRIPPING The Rideau Canal using Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.
Matt West – Behind the Scenes
Matt captured the behind the scenes footage from TRIPPING The Rideau Canal. He then put together the mini online documentaries.
TVO - Broadcaster
TVO's Jane Jankovic and Linda Fong gave us great editorial advice throughout the process. From the big decisions on which location to choose to the minutia of font and writing style, they were instrumental in producing the documentary.
Virtual Reality - Those Canadians
They are a multi-lingual Ottawa-based production collective whose specialization is digital media content. Those Canadians produced the six VR-360 stories that accompany the broadcast documentary. This content is available online.