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Canada's Coastal Forests

Series 1 - Episode 7 Canada's Coastal Forests



The series that deconstructs our ecosystems in a compact half hour returns with a look at Canada’s coastal forests. Caught between the fertile waters of the Pacific and mountains, they’re home to successful predators (bears, wolves, eagles) and some of the world’s biggest coniferous trees. But it’s not exactly the most welcoming place on the planet, so why do the animals and plant life thrive here?

As usual, spectacular footage — herring being rounded up by bubble-blowing humpback whales, bears just waiting for the salmon to jump into their mouths — is neatly tied together by Steve Backshall’s clear commentary.


Steve Backshall explores the ecosystem of Canada's coastal forests, home to some of the largest trees on Earth and supporting a huge numbers of predators. He assesses the relationships between the seasons, the landscape and the wildlife to discover what might be fuelling this ancient environment's productivity and sustaining animals such as eagles, bears and wolves.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Steve Backshall
Executive Producer Cerys Griffiths
Executive Producer Wendy Darke
Series Producer Doug Hope