The Forest Rangers was a Canadian television series that ran from 1963 to 1965. It was a co-production between CBC Television and ITC Entertainment and was Canada's first television show produced in colour. Executive producer Maxine Samuels founded the show.
The series ran for three seasons, a total of 104 30-minute colour episodes (although Canadian and UK audiences would not get to see them in color until long after the series ended). Early episodes of the series were broadcast in serialized form as part of a CBC children's series entitled Razzle Dazzle, hosted by Alan Hamel and Michelle Finney.
This was the first appearance in a major series by Gordon Pinsent. He left the series in 1965 to star in Quentin Durgens, M.P.
Chub's first foster father comes to town and makes a deal to open
George contacts MacLeod and tells him that his sample contains gold and that two men from a local mining company has bought mineral rights to his land. However, MacLeod is suspicious of the two men's true motives.
A mining company drilling in the area makes a potentially lucrative discovery and the owners orders his workers to bully anybody who coms near the area.
A plane crashes in Hoot Owl Lake and 2 divers try to retrieve the contents after scaring off Macleod with a fake ghost.
A travelling clown comes to Indian River and proves to be a source of great amusement to the locals. However, his supposed other talent of rainmaking is put to the test when a major forest fire breaks out.
A woman comes to the Indian River area with the intention of opening a marina but the town's real estate agent has different plans for the land in question.
An Indian girl arrives at the fort and tells the junior Rangers that an Indian spirit has abducted her father.
A man asks Kathy to care for a kitten he plans to give his daughter for her birthday.
An amnesiac tries to find out why he is regarded as a killer by some people in Indian River.
The Junior Rangers are concerned about the antics of a young man in the area and the potential damage to their fort.
A surprise birthday is planned for Uncle Raoul but an escaped convict throws a wrench into the plans.
A teenage runaway winds up at the marina and Chub, sensing a kinship, befriends him despite his rough edges.
Kathy is devastated by the unexpected death of her horse and is inconsolable until she meets a strange person in the woods that might help.
The Junior Rangers discover a boy living on an island who is being hunted by man responsible for the death of his father.
Timmy is left to tend the campsite by himself but is distracted by the sound of gunfire and becomes lost when he goes to investigate.
A star of a local rodeo shows some of his prowess on a horse beloved by one of the boys but decides he wants the horse put down when it refuses to go along with his directions.
Shing Wauk claims that he saw a plane crash in a nearby area. Although skeptical, Ranger Keeley and Sgt. Scott participate in a ground search.
Charlie Appleby has to get new parts for his plane.
Raoul has a moose he names Angelique and a hunter tries to kill
A legendary moose in the Indian River area is believed to have died but Joe Two Rivers has his doubts.
A pro boxer has to fight a bear for money at the fort.
McLeod tells the Junior Rangers that he saw someone wound a bear with a rifle while sitting in a car.
The Junior Rangers discover a man fleeing from his past who has been living in the bush for years.
An old friend of Joe Two Rivers seeks his aid against a poacher that is giving him trouble on the reserve where he lives.
A colorful writer/biographer gets into numerous predicaments in retracing the footsteps of his subjects and needs the Junior Rangers help to get out of them.
The Junior Rangers and Joe Two Rivers try and help an injured hunter they find in the woods but are unaware what he, and the man, have been up to before the encounter.
Aggie and Macleod agree to face off in a skeet shooting contest with the winner receiving a gun desired by both people.
The kids are cold and stop for the night in an old log house. It turns out that this house is inhabited by some unknown spirit whose face Kathy (Susan Conway) sees in the fireplace who turns out to be a criminal who has returned to this trapped door house for a large sum of loot.
Kathy (Susan Conway) rides with a stranger who leads her to a jewel thief who wants her dead.
Winter hunters go on a rampage and Brannigan is shot.