Hippie Society: The Youth Rebellion
Flowers and free love. Antiwar marches and acid tests. In the mid to late 1960s, youth across North America and Europe began to "turn on, tune in and drop out." Fed up with the establishment -- parents, schools, police -- they went looking for a new way of life. To Toronto's Yorkville and Vancouver's Kitsilano district they came, preaching peace, love and non-conformity.
“The Ultimate Hippie”
Decades after the hippie heyday, CBC's Sounds Like Canada holds a quirky "Ultimate Hippie" contest in 2006.
Where have all the hippies gone?
Some aged hippies, slightly older and wiser, talk about the failure of their commune.
Rochdale: The hippie experiment explodes
A look back at the failure and legacy of Rochdale.
Mosport is Canada’s Woodstock
A news report on the hippie-filled 'Strawberry Fields' music festival.
Meet the Yorkville cast of hippies
CBC's Bill Harrington reports on the 'drug-oriented' Yorkville lifestyle.
Toronto’s Yorkville: From hippies to highrises
Are the hippies losing Yorkville to the boutiques and condominiums?
Rochdale College: Organized anarchy
The view from inside Canada's first free university and largest co-operative living experiment. Freedom some might say anarchy …
Hippies move out of the city and into the commune
Three hippies describe why they've started new lives on communal farms in rural southern Ontario.
Can cops and hippies see eye to eye?
Cops talk about hippies.
Police raid Montreal coffeehouse
A young 'hippie girl' candidly describes her experience with a police raid.
Welcome to the future: Less work, more play
The head of a California commune argues that hippies represent the lifestyle of the future.
Haight-Ashbury: The birth of hip
Canadian filmmaker Don Shebib journeys to the epicentre of the hippie world, the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets in…
Vancouver politicians averse to hippies
Vancouver's mayor defends the recent arrest of several youths caught loitering, calling the hippies "parasites" and "scum."
Hippie life: It ain’t easy
A hippie in Kitsilano talks about getting by, meditating, doing drugs and dropping out.
Hippie runaways in Vancouver: Their stories
On-the-street interviews with hippie runaways and the people trying to help them.
Toronto’s Yorkville: Hippie haven in 1967
Toronto's Yorkville. It's hippie central, full of young kids, drugs, sex and Vagabonds.
Reaction to the Yorkville sit-in incident
CBC radio reports on the reaction to the use of police force at the August 1967 Yorkville sit-in.
Hippies hold ‘chair-in’ at Toronto City Council
A group of hippies holds a 'chair-in' at Toronto City Council.
Police break up Yorkville sit-in
(no audio at beginning) Toronto police use force to break up a hippie protest.
Hippies flock to Vancouver’s Human Be-in
Hippies get all decked out and pumped up for the party in Vancouver's Stanley Park. A whole lot of flowers,…
Beatniks: The hippie forefathers
A peek at Canada's first "Happening," a Dada-inspired night of beatnik frivolity at Toronto's Bohemian Embassy club.