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New TVO Original 'TRIPPING the Bruce' invites viewers to join in an immersive three-hour sail along the stunning north shore of the Bruce Peninsula

Toronto, ON, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premiering April 15, 2022 at 7 pm ET on TVO, TVO.org, YouTube and TVO channels on smart TV services such as Apple TV and Roku, TVO Original TRIPPING the Bruce continues the hugely popular TRIPPING series with a sail along the north shore of the Bruce Peninsula. 

The stunning new documentary invites viewers onboard a sailboat for a 34-kilometre voyage along clear turquoise waters, framed by soaring limestone cliffs. Along the way, viewers will encounter some of the oldest cedar trees in Canada, white pebble beaches, the famous Grotto, the picturesque harbour town of Tobermory and some of the best-preserved shipwrecks in the world. It's an adventure for the eyes and the spirit.

"TRIPPING the Bruce offers an eye-popping journey filled with captivating stories of Ontario's history," says John Ferri, VP of Programming and Content at TVO. "For anyone who is hungry for travel during this unpredictable time, this documentary inspires the thrill of exploring incredible landscapes of the Bruce Peninsula."

Following the immersive adventures of TRIPPING the Niagara and TRIPPING the Rideau Canal, this documentary starts in the sheltered waters of Wingfield Basin. Entering Lake Huron, the sailboat skims alongside one of the most unique landscapes in Ontario. The route has massive boulders strewn on its shores and a staggering Karst landscape with deep caves and tunnels carved by weather. Swimmers and sunbathers gather at the famous Grotto where visitors can access this unique area through Bruce Peninsula National Park. Slowly, the calm beaches of Dunks Bay give way to the old fishing harbour of Tobermory, where Canada's most-visited shipwreck can be seen just below the waterline. Sailing away from the mainland, the trip ends at Flowerpot Island and its famous sea stacks. 

Animated sequences bring to life some of the hair-raising stories of the 19th century shipping disasters in the area. Viewers learn how these brave crews were wrecked in storms. Then they explore the well-preserved shipwrecks underwater. Numerous factoids throughout the journey enrich the three-hour experience for anyone who is new to, or already familiar with, the Bruce Peninsula. 

"I never knew this area of Ontario was quite so beautiful and historic. It was like being in the Caribbean but with Canadian cedar trees and huge limestone cliffs," says Mitch Azaria, Executive Producer at Good Earth Productions. "To be able to take viewers underwater to explore shipwrecks in the same smooth fashion we travel on the water was challenging and so rewarding. These wrecks are breathtaking, the water is so clear, and the wrecks are so complete. It's very haunting to visit these nearly 200-year-old relics."

Watch the new TVO Original TRIPPING the Bruce at 7pm ET on April 15, 2022 or April 17, 2022 on TVO and stream anytime afterwards via TVO.org, YouTube and TVO streaming services. Fans of documentaries can also stay current with the latest programming and highlights by subscribing to the new TVO Docs Newsletter at TVO.org/newsletters.

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TVO inspires learning that changes lives and enriches communities. Founded in 1970, we are a globally recognized digital learning organization that engages Ontarians of all ages with inclusive experiences and diverse perspectives. Through video, audio, games, courses, newsletters and articles, we're investing in the transformative potential of education for everyone. Funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, TVO is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit TVO.org and TVOkids.com

TVO streaming channels:

LG: TVO, TVOkids 
Apple TV: TVO, TVOkids 
Amazon Fire TV: TVO, TVOkids 
Roku: TVO, TVOkids 
Android: TVOkids

Since 1991, Good Earth Productions has been producing award-winning television documentaries. They have been recognized with several awards including a coveted "Hot Doc." The company's current documentary series, Tripping, is in its third season and continues to be very well received by TVO viewers. GEP has also produced acclaimed documentaries for CBC, National Geographic and History Television.


For further information and interviews, please contact: 

Jill Spitz 
[email protected], 416-268-9090

Sonya William
Manager, Brand and Content Activation, TVO
[email protected] 

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