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WPBS Salutes Canada Day and Independence Day with Virtual Coast-to-Coast Tours

As a cross-border public television station that serves residents of Northern New York and Eastern Ontario with the finest educational media content, WPBS-TV acknowledges and celebrates Canada Day and Independence Day each July. This year, in light of the ongoing border closure, we know that many of the residents of our region are unable to freely cross the border and visit family, friends and destinations as they normally would. So we decided to mark Canada Day and Independence Day 2021 with a virtual tour. WPBS viewers will be able to vicariously experience the varied and spectacular landscapes and settings across Canada as we broadcast a full day and evening of travel documentaries reflecting the country’s diverse regions on Thursday, July 1st. Then on Sunday July 4th we’ll take a similar trip across the USA with special programming throughout the day and evening, capped off with the star-studded musical extravaganza A Capitol Fourth at 8:00 pm (repeated at 9:30 pm).

  • July 1 – Canada Day
  • 1:30pm Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
    Vancouver, Canada
  • 2:00pm Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Northeast Ontario-Canada’s Canoe Culture
  • 2:30pm Seeing Canada
    Alberta to British Columbia
  • 3:00pm Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
    Northeast Ontario-Lake Superior and Beyond
  • 3:30pm Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
    Thousand Islands-A Canadian Bi-National Adventure
  • 7:30pm Smart Travels – Pacific Rim
    Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia
  • 8:00pm Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
    Cruising Canada: Ottawa & the Rideau Canal
  • 8:30pm Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
    Montreal, Canada
  • 9:00pm Born to Explore
    Labrador: Remote Canada
  • 9:30pm Seeing Canada
    Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • 10:00pm Born to Explore
    Canada: the Cowboy Life
  • 10:30pm Music & The Spoken Word
    Canada Day: Building A Country Together
  • July 4th – Independence Day
  • 12noon Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
    Maine-Town and Country
  • 12:30pm Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope
    Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley
  • 1:00pm Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
    Dutchess County/Hudson Valley, NY
  • 1:30pm Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
    Ft. Myers & Sanibel Island, Florida
  • 2:00pm Travels with Darley
    Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin
  • 2:30pm Travels with Darley
    Missouri’s Route 66 & St. Louis
  • 3:00pm New York State’s Seaway Lighthouses
  • 4:30pm Family Travel
    Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • 6:30pm Music & The Spoken Word
    Independence Day
  • 7:00pm Jazz Ambassadors: United States Army Field Band
  • 8:00pm Capitol Fourth
  • 9:30pm Capitol Fourth