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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.

 Watch the full program



Experience the Rideau Canal in 360°  Virtual Reality through six immersive short stories along the waterway.  These stories bring an expansive, new dimension to the documentary allowing viewers to explore the Rideau Canal from any angle.


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.

Intro Video

The Director

Research Day

The Locks

The Producer

The Drone

Director of Photography

Vintage Boat

Behind the Scenes Mashup

Virtual Reality BTS

The Edit Suite


It takes a fair size crew to put together a project like this.  Here are some of our key people. 


Mitch Azaria – Executive Producer

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 & Writer

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

John had the task of working out all of the field logistics.  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 was also our primary Drone pilot and operator


Mathew Knegt– Design and Animation

Matt is a tech guy who loves creating innovative animations. He brought history to life for TRIPPING The Niagara 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 edited and produced 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 will be available online.

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