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Pugly: A Pug's Life
Follow the triumphs and struggles of three rescue pugs, and explore the current craze for flat-faced dogs. Watch now.
Never Too Old
Olive Bryanton, 81, is working hard to get a PhD and help change the world for older women in Canada: "a little old lady, I am not!" Watch now.
B.C.'s Granger Taylor built a spaceship in his backyard. In 1980, he said he was going to space and vanished. What really happened? Watch now.
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
The death of a young Cree man, Colten Boushie captures international attention and raises disturbing questions about racism in Canada's legal system. Watch now.
The Internet of Everything
A nerdy dad’s globetrotting exploration of the unintended consequences and absurdities of an increasingly internet-connected world. Watch now.
A Bee's Diary
7 weeks, 8,000km, countless adventures...and 1 gram of honey. The life of a single bee, through her own eyes. Watch now.
Dinosaur Cold Case
The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death. Watch now.
Takaya: Lone Wolf
The remarkable story of a solitary wolf living against the odds and his close bond with renowned wildlife photographer Cheryl Alexander. Watch now.
Food for Thought
When it comes to diet, we swallow a lot of advice. Food for Thought sorts through the latest science to create a new recipe for health. Watch now.
Lost Secrets of the Pyramid
New findings are unravelling one of the world's greatest ancient mysteries, how a skyscraper of stone was built without computers or complex machinery. Watch now.
A whistle blower, her lawyer, world class scientists, cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives, strip a dominant pharmaceutical company of all credibility in this powerful documentary film, while exposing the hard truths about dangerous, unregulated chemicals and toxins in cosmetics and care products. Watch now.
If You Could Read My Mind: Gordon Lightfoot
With unprecedented access explore the career of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star. Watch now.
The Accountant of Auschwitz
Oskar Gröning goes on trial in Germany as prosecutors race against time to bring aging Nazi guards to justice. Watch now.
League of Exotique Dancers
Get an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter. Watch now.
Assholes: A Theory
With philistine politics and toxic tweets trashing civilization as we know it, the time has come for Assholes: A Theory - a tonic-n-timely new doc from acclaimed director John Walker. Watch now.
They were best friends, then pen pals - until one day, the letters stopped coming. Almost 30 years later, Jessica Stuart returns to Japan to try and solve the mystery of her long-lost friend, Fukue. Watch now.
This Florida trailer park is home to a flock of Québécois snowbirds. Watch now.
Take Me To Prom
Being queer at prom: true stories from seven different decades. Revisit this iconic adolescent milestone through interviews with LGBTQ Canadians ranging in age from 17 to 88. Watch now.
One Sunday a month, Nancy Falaise closes the doors of her Montreal hair salon to lead an intimate workshop for young girls of colour struggling with their curly hair. Watch now.
A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their small, remote community. Watch now.
The Oland Murder
In 2011, multimillionaire Richard Oland of the Moosehead Brewing family was found bludgeoned to death. His son, Dennis, quickly became the prime suspect. It is a bewildering true-crime mystery that became a public obsession. Watch now.
Wild Canadian Year
The Wild Canadian Year showcases the most amazing and rare natural wonders of Canada. From the filmmakers of the acclaimed series Wild Canada, this stunning five-part documentary series views Canada's extraordinary wildlife through the lens of its four distinct seasons. Watch now.
Secrets of the Royals: Inside the Crown
Using rarely-seen film archives along with revealing historical documents, this major new four-part series tells the inside story of Queen’s reign from the Coronation to the present. Watch now.
From brazen beehive heists to contemporary cattle rustling, FARM CRIME is a true crime documentary series that investigates unconventional offences perpetrated against largely rural victims. Watch now.
The Secret Life of....
Secret Life Of...is a cheeky and provocative biography series that deliciously dishes dirt on icons of the past. Think Napoleon, Catherine the Great, and Casanova. Watch now.