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Posts tagged with ‘parks’ (43)


Beijing festival to showcase Canadian photography


Posted by Nicole Rutherford in Photography on Friday, April 15, 2016



Near the small Arctic village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, near the entrance of the Auyuittuq National Park, is this mighty fjord. Canada’s coastline is the largest in the world fjords like this one are waiting to be discovered in the north. (Photo: David L. Labrie)

Canada’s beauty will be on spectacular display in China at the end of April, as part of China’s largest annual cultural event, Meet in Beijing. The month-long festival showcases prestigious artists and performers from 25 different countries, but this year, Canada has been chosen as the country of honour.

As part of the special feature, Canadian Geographic will be displaying a selection of 33 stunning photos that fit into the following categories: arctic, wildlife, parks, cityscapes and the ...

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Canadian Parks Summit makes history


Posted by Aaron Kylie in Nature on Thursday, April 14, 2016



Canmore, Alta. made a beautiful setting for the Canadian Parks Summit. (Photo: @Penalosa_G/Twitter)

The Rocky Mountains often host historic moments.

Today, just down the road from Banff National Park, which became Canada’s first national park 130 years ago, history was once again made among the iconic mountains.

For the first time ever, national, provincial and local parks managers, academics and non-profit organizations gathered in one place to compare notes on the simple goal of getting more Canadians to visit parks at the Canadian Parks Summit in Canmore, Alta.

Organized by the Canadian ...

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RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion


Posted by Nicole Rutherford in The RCGS on Wednesday, April 13, 2016



Panelists and participants in the 2016 Can Geo Talks. Back row, L-R: RCGS CEO John Geiger, Louie Kamookak, Ken McGoogan, Russell Potter, Glenn Stein. Front row, L-R: Ryan Harris, Dave Woodman, Karen Ryan, Alanna Mitchell. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

Few historical mysteries have captured the public’s imagination quite like the lost Franklin expedition. Franklin enthusiasts pore over documents and artifacts and gather in Internet forums to share their theories on what happened to the 129 men who vanished in the Canadian Arctic.

On April 12, many of those enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented its 2016 Can Geo Talks, an evening of thought-provoking discussion ...

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Throwback Thursday: Canada's first marine national park


Posted by Jessica Finn in History on Thursday, April 7, 2016



Click to enlarge this map of Canada's National Parks, as published in the February 1985 issue of Canadian Geographic. (Map: Can Geo Archives)

“Canada has national parks representing the Rockies, the Arctic, the prairie grasslands, the East Coast sand dunes, the Pacific Rim — in fact, almost every major geographic feature of the land but one specifically representing our most prominent natural boundary, the sea.”

Richard Wilbur, “Next, a marine park”, Canadian Geographic (February/March 1985)

If this map of Canada’s National Parks system appears a bit out of date, that’s because it’s from the mid-1980s, when the country had fewer ...

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Erebus and Terror National Historic Site proposed for Nunavut


Posted by Alexandra Pope in Franklin Expedition on Monday, March 21, 2016



Sonar image of the wreck of the HMS Erebus on the seafloor of the Queen Maud Gulf. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)

Parks Canada has announced it will work together with the Inuit of the Kitikmeot region to develop a National Historic Site in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut dedicated to Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition.

The federal government has committed $16.9 million over five years to continue investigating the wreck of the HMS Erebus and searching for the HMS Terror, as well as explore options for a facility in Gjoa Haven to house artefacts from the lost expedition and serve as a research and presentation ...

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