Highlights / Parks Canada

Environment, International

Only the strong survive, including the horses of Sable Island

The horses have been there since the 18th century, surviving tough Canadian winters on Sable Island, essentially a sandbar that sits 300 kilometres off the coast of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite living on an island that has» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

Report finds 40% of Parks Canada assets are struggling

What kind of shape are Parks Canada’s buildings, forts, bridges, national parks and other real estate assets in? Not all that good, according to a new report commissioned by the federal agency and obtained by CBC News under the Access to» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

The saga to save Wood Buffalo National Park continues

What the future holds the Wood Buffalo National Park, a national treasure that straddles the Alberta-Northwest Territories border, is still anyone’s guess. It is the largest national park in Canada and the second largest in the world (trailing only Northeast» 

Society

Students unearth history at ancient fort

Human remains are being unearthed at a graveyard outside the gates of the massive Fortress of Louisbourg on Canada’s Atlantic coast. The graveyard is being eroded by coastal waters so the graves are being dug up, studied for clues about life» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Another piece toward solving the lost Franklin expedition mystery

DNA from crew of the lost Franklin expedition (*** if images do not appear, simply refresh the page) It is one of history’s all time mysteries: what happened to the 124 member crew of the Franklin mission’s two ships. The» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Public to be consulted on national wilderness parks

By law, Canada’s minister responsible must hold a round table on Parks Canada every two years, but this minister has decided to broaden that and hold public consultation sessions across the country. A chance ‘to share…concerns and excitement’ “That’s quite» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Arctic shipwreck confirmed as Franklin expedition’s missing HMS Terror

Canadian officials have confirmed that a shipwreck found in uncharted waters of a remote Arctic bay earlier this month is in fact HMS Terror, the second of two British ships lost in the ill-fated 19th century attempt to sail through» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

HMS Erebus- Arctic recovery mission 2015

After countless searches over more than 160 years, the mystery of the lost Arctic mission of Sir John Franklin was partially resolved in 2014. That was when one of the two long-missing ships was found. Summer 2015- The tedious work» 

Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada to launch new search for Arctic shipwreck

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Sixth time a charm? Canada recently announced that it will launch a new search for an Arctic shipwreck that remains one of the enduring mysteries of Canada’s North.»