Viewing the official orientation film has long been a part of the visitor experience in many of the national parks, monuments and historic sites. It’s a great way to get your bearings, fine-tune your plans, and gain a greater understanding of what makes the park you’re visiting unique (and worthy of protection).
In April of 2011, Grand Canyon National Park rolled out a fabulous orientation film in its brand new theater adjacent to the main visitor center near Mather Point. The free, 22-minute film entitled “Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder” was produced by Aperture Films with funds from the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. The film received two awards in October, a first place award from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) in the long video category, and an Aurora Platinum Best of Show Award in the Nature/Environment category. With narration by famed actor Peter Coyote, the fact-filled film showcases many of the amazing features of Grand Canyon from rim-to-river. Be sure to check it out during your next visit.