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Globe Trekker

Western Canada (#401)

Zay Harding visits western Canada, a vast landmass that is home to a mere nine million people. He starts in Saskatchewan, where he canoes through the Prince Albert National Park, takes a train across the Great Plains to Saskatoon, then flies to Edmonton in Alberta. Here he checks out the province's biggest tourist attraction: the West Edmonton Mall, which is the size of New York's Central Park! Instead of shopping, Zay goes bungee jumping, swims and walks with the penguins. He hitches a ride to Calgary for the world's greatest outdoor event: the Calgary Stampede, and then heads to Lake Louise, known as the "Jewel of the Rockies," where he participates in a grizzly bear study in Jasper National Park. Zay takes a day trip to Whistler, a world-renowned ski resort, where he goes "ziptrekking," a unique way of seeing Whistler's old forest. His last leg takes him to the beautiful but isolated province of Yukon, where he rides the rapids on the Tatshenshini River. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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