Explore the map and read Sarika Cullis-Suzuki's diary.
Zoom in to see more markers or click on the place name in the chart below.


"Eighty percent of Canadians now live in an urban setting, and I think that the solution to our environmental problems is not to say 'we've got break down cities and get everybody back to the land' - that would be disastrous - but we have to make cities our major habitat.we have to make them more in balance, I think, with the rest of the things that keep us alive." David Suzuki

As we head into the future, how we adapt to the needs of expanding cities will have a huge impact on their livability. Food production, land use, housing, energy, waste - how we tackle these issues will determine whether our cities evolve, or whether they decline.

In a new instalment of Suzuki Diaries, David and his daughter, Sarika, set out to discover whether some of Canada's biggest cities are ready for the challenges of the future. Like eco-nomads, they embark on a cross-country journey of exploration, housed within a compact, "off-the-grid" Airstream trailer. It's a small space with little room for excess or waste, making it a perfect metaphor for an efficient way of living.

With stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, David and Sarika find initiatives in each city that gives them hope - and leaves them feeling optimistic that Canadian cities have what it takes to thrive in the future.

Read more about this film.

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Community Gardens in Detroit
Inner City Farms in Vancouver
Musqueam Creek in Vancouver
Culture Link Bike Ride in Toronto
Watch the Full Episode



Wild Canada

Wild Canada

Visit our website to watch the series online, discover extra behind-the-scenes stories and find our Best of 2014 iOS App. Visit Wild Canada

NEWS SERIES: Follow our team online as we work on a new series, Wild Canadian Year , debuting in October 2017.

From CBC Kids

the nature of things jr
Also on CBC