Log Drive

Log Drive

                                Log Drive
| 29 min

Available options


This short documentary brings to the screen a great seasonal event in the Québec spruce forest—the log drive. In lyrics set to a sprightly tune, ballad singer describes this annual spectacle. A vast aggregation of logs moves downstream on a river, spurred by dynamite and sharp-tipped cant hooks, tossed and twirled by the boots of leaping men.

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.


Features designed specifically for teachers. Learn more

Already subscribed? Sign in

Embed this code on your site

Log Drive, Raymond Garceau, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Video player width

by Reset
  • director
    Raymond Garceau
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • photography
    Jean Roy
    John Spotton
    Peter Kelly
  • editing
    Victor Jobin
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • music
    Wade Hemsworth
  • singer
    Wade Hemsworth

  • None

    Great movie. I was amazed at the skill and balance of the workers on the river.

    None, 11 Nov 2020
  • None

    Loved your film on the Log Drive - it was excellent. Thank-you.

    None, 14 Aug 2020

The NFB is committed to respecting your privacy

We use cookies to ensure that our site works efficiently, as well as for advertising purposes.

If you do not wish to have your information used in this way, you can modify your browser settings before continuing your visit.

Learn more