What does 15,000 kilometres of driving between locations in Western Canada accomplish? It allows you to capture epic drone footage of British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon – the nation’s smallest federal territory. Aerial shots of the Canadian wilderness show off the best of the west with mountains, valleys, lakes and so much more:
The “insane drone montage” titled Canada – The True North was filmed during August and September 2015 by a one man team. The 4K drone footage was filmed, flown and edited by Will Lindsley aka “Man And Drone” – ‘the epic drone adventure channel’ on YouTube. He cites the total cost of his 9 week trip, without equipment, at around $4000 USD.
Lindsley documented his entire trip in a making-of post which details his drive up from San Francisco to Seattle, train from Seattle to Vancouver and 15,000 km of driving and sleeping in a car to explore beautiful BC, Alberta and the Yukon. The post also breaks down the film scene by scene, location by location.
Recognizable locations across British Columbia include
- Lake Chilliwack
- Lions Binkert Trail
- Golden Ears Provincial Park
- Harrison Lake
- Mount Robson
- Takakkaw Falls
- Alaska Highway.
Locations in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park and Banff National Park feature Alberta to the fullest:
- Lake Moraine
- Patricia Lake
- Whistler Mountain
- Horseshoe Lake
- Peyto Lake
- Old Fort Point
- Edith Cavil Glacier
Locations in the Yukon include Carcross, Kathleen Lake and Kluane National Park.
Main footage was captured on a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone while time-lapse shots used the Nikon D5300 with an 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR Lens. The music featured in the video is “Pioneer” by Ryan Taubert. Editing software used was Adobe CC 2015.
More stunning videography in BC:
- Figure Skating In the Mountains Of British Columbia (4K Video)
- The Heli-Hockey Experience In BC: Remote Game At 5,000′ (4K Video)
Written by: Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch