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Posts tagged with ‘parks’ (28)


Throwback Thursday: the shipwreck hunter


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Franklin Expedition on Thursday, November 6, 2014



Underwater archeologist Ryan Harris circles the Investigator, a British ship lost during its search for the Franklin vessels. (Photo: Brett Seymour/Parks Canada/U.S. National Parks Service)

One year before Ryan Harris' name made it into news stories around the world for the historical find of the HMS Erebus, Canadian Geographic featured the underwater archeologist in the July/August issue of 2013. By that point, Harris had already been leading the Franklin hunt for five years, but the story took an in-depth look at the man who, at that point, had recently discovered the Investigator shipwreck. This week we look back at One More Dive Harris, before his career became a global phenomenon.

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Hunting for the Franklin shipwrecks


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Franklin Expedition on Friday, August 22, 2014



Parks Canada's Ryan Harris. (Photo: Tallie Garey)

How do you find two ships that have remained hidden somewhere in the Arctic Ocean for over 160 years?

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Geo Quiz on Canada's National Parks


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Wednesday, July 2, 2014



Kejimkujik Seaside, part of Kejimkujik National Park, N.S. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

School's out, the Canada Day festivities are over and summer's officially arrived! What better way to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful landscapes than venturing into Canada's national parks?

With plenty of hiking trails, camp sites and wildlife viewing, national parks are perfect for exploring. Before you pack a picnic lunch and jump in the car, test your knowledge on the more than 40 national parks across Canada with this month's Geo Quiz.

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Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Thursday, June 26, 2014



Poplar River, Man., within the proposed Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage site. (Photo: Ron Thiessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)

A boreal forest area in Manitoba with strong First Nations ties is one step closer to being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bear safety tips


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Wildlife on Wednesday, June 25, 2014



Black bear in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region)

Summer is the perfect time for hikers to set out on trails and explore the natural beauty Canada has to offer. But people aren't the only ones who enjoy roaming through the wilderness. Canada's provinces and territories are home to bears foraging for food.

While most bears who hear or smell a human nearby will avoid the unwanted company, hikers should always be prepared for renegade bears that could pose a serious threat.

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