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An intro to the Biosphere, its location and distinct features. Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this video.

BHB Episode 1

A Biosphere in Our Own Backyard

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Learn how the knob and kettle terrain of the Beaver Hills formed. Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this video.

BHB Episode 2

From the Age of Ice to the Age of Forts

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Dominion survey maps reveal the stories of the Beaver Hills. Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this video.

BHB Episode 3

Setting the Stage

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The story of Métis settlement on Beaverhills Lake in 1880-1890. Thanks to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this video.

BHB Episode 4

Getting Settled

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Exploring early settlement in the Beaver Hills with visits to Golden Ranches, St. Margaret's Church and Cemetery and Gladu Stopping House.

BHB Episode 5

Filling in the Blanks

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In 1894, ten Edmonton professionals founded the Koney Island Sporting Company with a dream to turn Cooking Lake into a recreational hub.

Episode 6

Koney Island

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Edmonton's 1st Sheriff built the first recreational cabin on the shore of Cooking Lake in the 1890s. It takes centre stage in this story.

BHB Episode 7

Spruce Lodge

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Joseph B. Tyrrell, of Badlands dinosaur fame, embarks on a little-known adventure into the Beaver Hills with help from Chief Papaschase.

BHB Episode 8

Tyrrell and Papaschase, Part 1

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Great-great grandchildren of Chief Papaschase and brother Bateau reflect on their ancestors' role in Tyrrell's 1886 Beaver Hills survey.

BHB Episode 9

Tyrrell and Papaschase, Part 2

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Canadian Geological Surveyor Joseph Tyrrell journeys through the Beaver Hills, following a map drawn for him by Chief Papaschase.

BHB Episode 10

Tyrrell and Papaschase, Part 3

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Learn more about the life of Ketchamoot, enigmatic leader of the Beaverhill Lake Stragglers.

BHB Episode 11

Ketchamoot

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Reconciliation is about truth and dialogue and forming meaningful, respectful and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous Nations.

Canadian Biosphere Regions: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

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