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Posts tagged with ‘parks’ (29)

Canada's Coolest School Trip winners announced

Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Congratulations to the grade 8 class at Caledonia Region High School from Hillsborough, N.B. for winning this year's Canada's Coolest School Trip. (Photo: courtesy Parks Canada)

A presentation by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society about the lost Franklin Expedition is about as exciting as most school assemblies are going to get, at least that’s what students from Caledonia Region High School from Hillsborough, N.B. thought.

“They started talking about the Franklin expedition,” Donna Godfrey, principal at Caledonia, said.

“Then someone said Mr. Moore, our Member of Parliament, was in the audience and had an announcement to make. So he came to the podium and ...

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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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