Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World
Comedian and actor Billy Connolly takes the scenic route around Canada, from coast to coast to coast. Comedian and actor Billy Connolly takes the scenic route around Canada, from coast to coast to coast.
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December 4, 2009
Billy heads through the isolated White Pass Mountains. He learns how to stake a claim on a piece of the Yukon, goes hunting for a moose, sees a bear in the wild, is moved by a sweat lodge ceremony, hangs out with some real cowboys and fulfills an ambition to fell a tree.
November 27, 2009
Billy boards a cruise ship for the eight-day journey through the Northwest Passage and meets the people who live in this remote, isolated region surrounded by frozen sea for nine months of the year. He learns how the explorers in whose footsteps he is following lived and died. From Tuktoyaktuk he moves south, hitching a ride with an ice-road trucker before panning for gold at the site of a great gold rush.
November 20, 2009
On his journey around Canada, Billy moves into bleaker and tougher terrain as he heads north to Baffin Island. He meets the Inuit who live there to find out what it's like to live on the edge of the world. He samples their food, has a sealskin suit made and learns about the local trades and pastimes. Throughout, he is haunted by a little man he meets in a museum in Iqaluit.
November 13, 2009
Comedian and actor Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown) travels the coasts of Canada. His journey by boat, motorbike, aeroplane and car starts in the towns where European immigrants first settled. He visits the graveyard where victims of the Titanic disaster are buried, meet a man who earns a living making scarecrows, dodges moose as he rides the Cabot Trail, and sees his first iceberg.