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.

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

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.
A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull

A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull (Photo: Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada)

Photo: Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada
An interview with John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell

Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic
Q&A with Vincent Myers, a defence scientist for Defence Research and Development Canada
Sonar scan of the sea floor
Sonar scan of the sea floor (Photos courtesy Defence Research and Development Canada)
Photos courtesy Defence Research and Development Canada
How an innovative sonar technology may help map parts of Canada's previously uncharted Far North
First person account of the night the Martin Bergmann unexpectedly discovered an unmapped shoal
Bonus maps of Canada's North created by searchers of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition

Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Royal Canadian Geographical Society Governor Joseph Frey, Coast Guard Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard, Director of Fleet Joanne McNish, Captain Bill Noon and the Erebus medal recipients from CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier, celebrate the role of the Canadian Coast Guard during the 2014 Franklin expedition. (Image in background includes Scott Youngblut, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Dr. Douglas Stenton, Government of Nunavut, and helicopter pilot Andrew Stirling). (Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The Canadian Coast Guard has been officially recognized for the role they played in the discovery of the HMS Erebus.
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