People & Peaks Productions creates documentaries that focus on traditional knowledge and landscapes of Alberta’s eastern slopes. Powerful stories are set in the outstanding scenery of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The goal of the production company is to educate the viewers about the unique culture and history, flora and fauna of Willmore Wilderness Park and surrounding areas.
The production company thrives in a physically-demanding environment, including some of the most unexplored areas of the Rockies. Access is gained by saddle and pack horses. The productions are set in stunning vistas, with original musical scores and scripts that are written using historical records, to create stories about the unique mountain culture, traditions and history of the Canadian Rockies.
Resources include both ground and aerial HD film footage of Willmore Wilderness Park; 1940s Carnegie Institute archival footage of Willmore Wilderness Park; and 1940s archival footage of Ishbel (Hargreaves) Cochrane, who homesteaded Mount Robson Ranch, showing Willmore Wilderness Park, Mount Robson Park and Jasper National Park. Resources also include original journals and letters documenting early travels in the Canadian Rockies. This collection includes many hundreds of photographs of the early mountaineers who traveled with the old-time outfitters. None of this huge resource of archival material has ever been published.

People & Peaks Productions

People & Peaks Productions Ltd. is a production company owned and operated by the Willmore Wilderness Preservation and Historical Foundation. The company specializes in outdoor documentary film production that features the stories of the mountain people and their landscapes. Their shoots take place in the isolated valleys and on pristine summits. Areas include Willmore Wilderness Park, Jasper National Park, and Kakwa Wildland Park. This film company produces high-quality high definition expedition films with breathtaking imagery and compelling, dramatic narratives.

People & Peaks Productions has produced the Canadian Rockies Series (6 X 60’ HD · Documentary), that feature breathtaking documentaries . The productions tell the story of legendary mountain people through compelling and dramatic narratives featuring the isolated valleys and pristine summits of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Documentaries include: Wildie, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Ancestors Calling, Long Road Home, Mountain Mustang and Mountain Men, which is currently in post-production. The Canadian Rockies Series has aired on Wild Tv to a national and international audience. Canamedia is distributing the series worldwide, including networks from New Zealand and Russia.

Documentaries in the Canada Rockies Series have been nominated for eight Alberta Film and Television Rosie Awards. Susan Feddema-Leonard was nominated as the Producer for the Best Documentary (non-fiction over 30 minutes) for Women of Willmore Wilderness in 2014, and for Mountain Mustang in 2016. Mountain Mustang was nominated for Best Overall Sound in 2016. Wildie, Women of Willmore Wilderness, Ancestors Calling, and Mountain Mustang were nominated for the Best Original Musical Score (over 30 minutes) in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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People & Peaks Productions specializes in documentary films & books.

The goal of the production company is to educate the viewers about the unique culture, traditions, and history, flora and fauna of Willmore Wilderness Park and surrounding areas.

The Willmore Wilderness Foundation has also published four books that showcase first person narratives about the way of life in the Canadian Rockies. The books share the landscape, culture, history and traditions of Alberta’s eastern slopes.

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Understanding our past is critical to building our future.

Documentaries are woven with historical facts.


Mountain people share their stories of days gone by, along with their vision and hope for future generations.