Project Grizzly

Project Grizzly follows Troy James Hurtubise as he hopes to go face to face with Canada’s most deadly land mammal, the grizzly bear.

Troy is the creator of what he hopes is a grizzly-proof suit, and he repeatedly tests his armour – and courage – in stunts that are both hair-raising and hilarious.

After a dangerous but victimless encounter with a giant grizzly bear during a camping trip in 1984, North Bay, Ontario resident Troy Hurtubise was inspired to research the species up close.

Being a scrap-metal merchant, Hurtubise builds a space suit-like “grizzly-proof” suit of armour inspired by the film RoboCop, which he calls “Ursus Mark VI”.

Directed and filmed by Peter Lynch, the film has become a cult classic in the United States and is rumoured to be a favourite of director Quentin Tarantino.

Project Grizzly
  • Info
  • Release date1996
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Peter Lynch
  • Production companyNational Film Board of Canada