About the Show

New season begins October 25

Saturdays on CBC Television
2:30 p.m. NT  |  2 p.m. AT  |  1 p.m. ET  |  11 a.m. MT  |  10 a.m. PT

Absolutely Canadian is a national weekly one-hour series showcasing original, high-quality documentaries and performance programs that tell unique stories from communities across Canada. All programs are produced locally, often by independent filmmakers, and have aired as part of a local 'Absolutely' series (see below).  

Absolutely Canadian airs Saturdays on CBC Television (1 p.m. ET). Docs are also available onlineNot sure where to start? Check out our award-winning and nominated programs 

An all-new season of Absolutely Canadian premieres October 25 with Wanting: Dream Girl, the story of Chinese-Canadian pop star Wanting Qu and her quest for success in North America. Return to the main page for the full schedule.

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Local Series

Docs that air on Absolutely Canadian were selected from local 'Absolutely' series. Each six-part series aired regionally on CBC during July and August. Click on a region to see its complete collection and watch the docs online.


All programming is created with the support of the Regional Programming Development Fund (RPDF). Learn about the fund and how to pitch your idea.