Slide STRIKING BALANCE Season 1 (8, 50 minute episodes)

Trailer for Striking Balance Season 1

Striking Balance Season 1 explores eight of Canada’s breathtaking UNESCO biosphere reserves. Narrated by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, each 50-minute episode visits a different biosphere to investigate how residents are overcoming the problems that are threatening the sustainability of these amazing places. Striking Balance will challenge what you think you know about the natural world, and our place in it.

Commissioned by TVO, with support from the Knowledge Network and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Striking Balance Season 1 was first broadcast in the fall of 2016. Striking Balance Season 2 has been nominated for the 2021 Rob Stewart Award for Best Science or Nature Documentary or Series at the Canadian Screen Awards.

Striking Balance 1 Clips

Some of our favourite moments from Striking Balance, Season 1

“Whale Bones”

“Sharing Space”

“Filter Feeder”

“Fighting Phrag”

“Mountain, meet Prairie”

“Rattlesnake Roundup”