The documentary takes the audience into a breathtaking world, far in the icy north and wild west of Canada. In Canada, a country full of natural beauty and infinite space, national parks have been preserving unique natural landscapes for 140 years and are supposed to ensure a natural coexistence of people and animals.
A German-Canadian team of authors spent a year in Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains.
The film tells the fascinating stories of those who were magically attracted by the park, those who stayed and those who get to know it better and better. It is a modern explorer scene, often with German roots, that tells of wanderlust and a thirst for adventure. The result is a moving picture of the power of nature and the daily struggle of rangers, scientists and adventurers to preserve the wilderness where the earth is most beautiful for them. Together with them, the ZDF team succeeds in taking a look behind the scenes of this protected natural area in a legendary region of Canada: the Rocky Mountains.