CBC’s Wild Canada

CBC has launched a new “interactive coffee table book” designed to immerse you in Canada’s wildest landscapes and provide up-close encounters with the animals that call Canada home.

The Wild Canada app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch features HD video and photography, shot in some of Canada’s most remote wilderness during the filming of the four-part Wild Canada documentary series, which premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things.

It can be downloaded for free until Thursday. On Friday, after the premiere episode of the TV series, the app will be available for $3.99 – in other words, get it ASAP (I will be downloading mine when I get home)!

Download the app from Apple’s App Store
The app offers different experiences than you will see in the series. Experiences include a fly-through of a remote canyon, 360-degree panoramas of stunning mountain landscapes, and close-up HD video of ice-covered grizzly bears fishing near the Arctic Circle.

Additionally, the app tells stories written by J.B. McKinnon, co-author of the bestselling book The 100 Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating. These stories range in focus from Canadian natural history to animals to how humans have interacted with and influenced Canada’s landscape and wildlife for thousands of years.

The premiere episode of Wild Canada will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things.

Let us know what you think of the use of technology to tell the story of Canadians and our wild

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