The Four Farthest-Flung Film Events in Canada

March 27, 2017

The four most distant locations in Canada for CanFilmDay; Masset BC, Alert NU, St Johns NL, Kingsville ON on a map of Canada.

National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is reaching as far across the vast expanse of Canada as it is possible to reach! Not only are we hosting over 1,700 events across the country, we’re also holding them in the furthest reaches of the south, east, west and true north (…strong and free…*continues humming*…)

Here are the farthest flung film events at each of the four points of the compass!


Alert, Nunavut is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world – and the Canadian Forces base there is celebrating NCFD 150! While this is a private event for the folks on the base – there are other screening events across Nunavut, so if you’re in the north and want to attend an event, check out our Events page.

A Google satellite image of Alert, looking snowy.

Alert, Nunavut from Google Maps


Unsurprisingly, they are rockin’ NCFD 150 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Screenings are being held by a variety of partners, including Thrive Community Youth Network, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and the NFB, and others.

A Google satellite image of St John's.

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador from Google Maps


Kingsville, Ontario is home to the (hopefully) sunny and southernmost NCFD 150 event on April 19! Kingsville District High School will be screening LOUIS CYR: L’HOMME LE PLUS FORT DU MONDE (LOUIS CYR). Head over to the Events page to learn more.  

A Google satellite image of Kingsville Ontario, a small town near Detroit in the US.

Kingsville, Ontario from Google Maps


Masset, in the Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, marks the NCFD 150 event furthest to the west. The Royal Canadian Legion #244 will be presenting ONE WEEK, the epic Canadian road trip drama by director Michael McGowan and starring Joshua Jackson.

Masset, at the north end of the island in a Google satellite image.

Masset, British Columbia from Google Maps

Thanks to our partners from literally all over Canada who have organized these April 19 events with us! And hey, thanks to Google who not only provided the magnificent Google Maps spotlighting these four far-flung places, but who are also a sponsor of NCFD 150!

You can find screenings by province, territory and even internationally on our Events page. Wherever you are on April 19, join in the celebration about your NCFD 150 on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #CanFilmDay!

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