The Canadian Experience is a CBC Television documentary series. Each of its one-hour episodes present an event or story from Canadian history. The first episode aired on January 22, 2004. The series is produced by the CBC Documentary Unit, the team behind Canada: A People's History.

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Episodes

The Canadian Experience Expulsion

In 1755, English colonial officials forcibly expelled 7,000 French-speaking Acadians from their lands in Nova Scotia, lands that had been in Acadian hands for almost 150 years. Expulsion follows the epic story of a people played as pawns in a struggle between two empires. It is a saga of death and dislocation and resistance that reverberates still — an event ...
  • 2004
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Canadian Experience Sisters in the Wilderness

In England, they had been rising literary stars: educated, cultured and refined. They were hopelessly unprepared for life in the rough-and-tumble new colony, where it was a wrenching struggle simply to survive. And yet, despite illness and poverty, and at times near starvation, the two women never stopped writing, leaving an unparalleled record of life in early Canada. Their story ...
  • 2003
  • 01:27:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Canadian Experience The 13th Mission

The 13th Mission tells the true wartime story of the Lancaster bomber, the women who built it, the men who flew it, and the heroism and personal sacrifice endured on both sides of the Atlantic. In the spring of 1944 all of Europe was at war, and one million Canadians worked day and night to supply guns, tanks, ships and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:48:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Canadian Experience Talking Canadian

Why do English-speaking Canadians talk the way we do? Few of us are aware that the language we speak — the words we use and the way we say them — has less to do with concscious choice than it has to do with our past: when and why we came here, where we settled and the tug of war between ...
  • 2004
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013