Mar 25, 2021

Tripping the NiagaraOn Friday, April 2 at 7 pm ET on TVO and streaming anytime after that on tvo.org and the TVO YouTube channel, TVO presents the world broadcast and online premiere of TVO Original TRIPPING The Niagara. This is the second installment of the hugely popular and immersive Tripping series.

This documentary enables viewers to fly like a red-tailed hawk along the lower portion of the Niagara River. The audience will soar above 24 kilometres of one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario. Along the way they will visit historic forts, vineyards, orchards, treacherous white-water and the world’s most famous waterfalls.

Check this excellent video look at behind the scenes:

“Last year we toured part of the historic Rideau canal by boat. More than 1.2 million people in Ontario watched. This year, we are taking audiences on a soaring bird’s-eye view of another historical region in Canada: the Niagara. This mesmerizing journey is the only tour of its kind, and a unique way to visit the Niagara region, especially during the pandemic,” says Jane Jankovic, TVO’s Executive Producer of Documentaries.

Tripping the NiagaraApproaching from Lake Ontario, our red-tailed hawk flies up the Niagara River towards Niagara Falls. We frequently break away from the flowing water to explore the incredible countryside on the Canadian side of the river. Travelling south, the hawk visits a winery, the towering Brock’s Monument, a peach orchard, the splendid botanical gardens and the flashy attractions of Clifton Hill before ending his flight at Niagara Falls.

Animated sequences bring to life some of the major historic events along the way. We see Fort George in the midst of a battle and experience what it felt like to be in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the 1850s. Numerous factoids are seamlessly embedded throughout the journey to give information that enriches the viewers’ experience and knowledge of the Niagara area.

Tripping the NiagaraTVO Original TRIPPING The Niagara will also air on TVO Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 7 pm and 10 pm ET, and is available to stream anytime across Canada on tvo.org or the TVO YouTube Channel beginning Friday April 2, 2021 at 7 pm ET.

Explore extra program materials online:
• Experience the Niagara in 360-degree virtual reality through four immersive short stories, including an incredible view of Niagara Falls that makes you feel like you are there.
• Watch behind-the-scenes stories as the documentary crew deals with the challenges and surprises this landscape throws at them as they film TVO Original TRIPPING The Niagara.
Tripping the Niagara

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