Synopsis by Hal Erickson
From the CBC's Edmonton studios, The Great Canadian Escape was a Saturday-afternoon series focusing on outdoor recreation. Co-hosted by Edmonton Journal leisure columnist Russ Thornberry, the series was dedicated to indoctrinating "greenhorns" in such pleasure pursuits as camping, fishing, canoeing, and horseback riding. Eight episodes aired in all. Viewers outside the Edmonton region were able to see The Great Canadian Escape on the full CBC network from July 16 to September 17, 1977.