Binge on this! Winter viewing picks from CBC East Coast
Snuggle up with some free quality Canadian content
We made it through what felt like the longest January everrrrr, and there's still more winter to come. To make the rest of the snowy season a bit more bearable (especially for those who prefer warmer climates and have to settle for the indoors), we pulled together a list of binge-worthy picks for your viewing pleasure.
Land and Sea on CBC Gem
It's an East Coast classic. Land and Sea has been sharing stories from right here in our backyards for decades, and there is a treasure trove of episodes to dig into on CBC Gem. Check out the episode about the efforts underway to protect the elusive and endangered Blanding's turtle among dozens of episodes from the series.
The East Coast Music Hour on YouTube
Looking for something a bit more bite size? The East Coast Music Hour YouTube channel has music and interviews featuring artists from right here in Atlantic Canada. Watch the recent series of videos from The Story and the Song, with Cyndi Cain, Adyn Townes and Kellie Loder. You'll also find music by Jeremy Dutcher, Sarah Slean with Symphony Nova Scotia, Ian Janes and the Sanctified Brothers to name a few.
Absolutely Canadian on CBC Gem
Documentaries, performances and unique stories from communities across Canada are featured on Absolutely Canadian on CBC Gem. Check out this past season's The Song and The Sorrow, a moving documentary featuring musician Catherine MacLellan and her story about coping with the loss of her father and mental illness. Or experience the joy of five Sikh dancers and activists trying to make the world a better place, once dance at a time, with Behind the Bhangra Boys.
Laugh along with 22 Minutes on CBC Gem
Where parody and sketch comedy meet the weekly news, this Halifax-based show is a favourite for CBC viewers right across the country. There are five seasons and about 100 episodes to pick from, enough to ensure you'll be laughing for hours.
Schitt$ and giggles and so much more
There's lots to warm up to on CBC Gem with thousands of hours of live and on-demand programming. Best of all, it's free. Stream Canadian shows and a curated selection of best-in-class content from around the world. We've got drama, comedy, documentaries, arts, kids, sports and national and local news. Grab a blanket, hit the couch and binge your favourites.