Temples of Time

Filmed in the Canadian Rockies and in Garibaldi Park, this documentary features magnificent footage of mountain solitudes and the wildlife found there, of natural splendour in all its changing moods. The film carries the implicit warning that all this may pass away if people do not seek to preserve it. Without words.

This film contains scenes of nudity and/or sexuality. Viewer discretion is advised.


William Canning
William Canning
Tony Ianzelo
F. Whitman Trecartin
William Canning
Donald Douglas
sound editing
F. Whitman Trecartin
Edward Kalehoff


  • sixam

    “Best Canadian nature film ever.” — sixam, 2 Feb 2014

  • threadbear

    “My dad has an old 16 mm projector and a pile of old NFB films. He used to have ‘real’ film nights for us in the basement. After watching Temples of Time here tonight, I see he was not only a projectionist, but, as he admits now, was also an editor (with apologies to Mr. Canning). And then, kudos to Mr. Canning—the music and images are just as captivating to me now as they were when I was a kid. And, as an adult, the almost subliminal images that my dad edited out back then to try to save my young eyes are indeed sublime. To the moderator, another film I would love to see here from the same era: Epilogue, 1971. ” — threadbear, 30 Aug 2012

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