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Posts tagged with ‘parks’ (19)


Google Street View comes to Canadian parks and historic sites


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Mapping on Saturday, November 23, 2013



A Google Maps Street View team member walks through the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. Click on the image to see more photos of the mapping process. (Photos courtesy of Parks Canada)

You can zoom in so close that you can almost taste the grass along the Skyline Trail of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. You can walk up dozens of stairs over rolling hills and take in the panoramic views of rocky cliffs and expansive ocean — without even losing your breath.

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New book tells the story of the life of — and search for — the HMS Investigator


Posted by Kathleen Clark in Expeditions on Thursday, November 21, 2013



Underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris measure a part of the ship's bow. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Three minutes. That’s how long it took to solve a 163 year-old mystery.

“It was just disbelief that it happened so quickly,” says underwater archaeologist Ryan Harris. In 2010, he led a Parks Canada team that discovered the remains of the HMS Investigator, lost in Canada’s Arctic since its crew abandoned ship more than a century and a half ago.

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Giant floor maps on display in celebration of Geography Awareness Week


Posted by Kathleen Clark in Mapping on Tuesday, November 19, 2013



Canadian Geographic Education put four of its giant floor maps on display at the Government Conference Centre in Ottawa this week. (Photo: Matt Zambonin)

Walking across Canada has never been so easy.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society held an event in Ottawa on Nov. 18 to showcase its four giant floor maps of Canada as part of its celebrations of Geography Awareness Week. The event, hosted by House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer at Ottawa’s Government Conference Centre steps from Parliament Hill, had dignitaries and geographers alike walking all over the 11-by-8-metre national maps.

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Exploring a 200-year-old shipwreck in Lake Ontario


Posted by Joseph Frey in History on Thursday, July 25, 2013



The Hamilton, an American warship, sunk in Lake Ontario 200 years ago. Click on this image to see more photos of the wreck. (Photo: Emory Kristof, Christopher Nicholson, Daniel Nelson, Martin Bowen and Randy Weldon)

Sailing out of Ontario’s historic Port Dalhousie on a morning in late June, the tree-lined shore of western Lake Ontario looks as it must have the morning of August 8, 1813 just hours after two United States Navy warships, the Hamilton and Scourge, slipped beneath the lake’s surface into its cold, dark waters taking 53 sailors to their watery graves.

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Canadian Geographic's photo contest rundown


Posted by Heather Yundt in Photography on Monday, July 15, 2013



This photo, by Mark Duffy, won the Stormy Scenes category prize in the 2012 Whatever the Weather photo conest.

Rickety bridges, majestic wind turbines, bustling stadiums — it’s a summer of photography at Canadian Geographic.

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