About "The Franklin Expedition"

The disappearance of Sir John Franklin, his ships and crews is one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are at the forefront of what’s been discovered so far.

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

At the RCGS's spring lecture on April 12, Dave Woodman and four other experts will talk about the use of Inuit traditional knowledge in locating Erebus

Federal government commits $16.9 million over five years to further research on doomed Franklin expedition

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

Franklin led two overland expeditions in northern Canada before undertaking his final voyage

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.
A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull
Photo: Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada
An interview with John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell
Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic
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