Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip

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2022 Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Story Map

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The Road Trip Destinations

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Port Royal National Historic Site and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

When planning for the future, sometimes you need to look back to the past

March 28th @ 11:00am eastern

Come join us on the East Coast, as we learn how Parks Canada is working to combat climate change! We’ll be going back in time to see how French settlers learned from the Mi’kmaq to survive the cold winter here in 1605, and we’ll see how we’re continuing to work with indigenous knowledge keepers today. What will we uncover, as we explore how history, climate science, and archaeology all work together to help us find a path (or trail!) forward?

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Jasper National Park

Bats in the Belfry

The neighbours are driving me crazy!

April 4th @ 1:00pm eastern

Marian discovers her new office-mates aren’t what she expected: they’re bats! Not what she hoped for. Can they get along? Find out if Marian can learn to love bats, and discover more about how Parks Canada helps take care of these important species at risk.

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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

The race against coastal erosion!

April 13th @ 1:00pm eastern

The Fortress of Louisbourg is a treasure trove for archaeologists: there are hundreds of artefacts in the ground, and each one can tell us lots of things about what life was like in the 18th century. But there is a problem: the sea-level around Louisbourg is rising, and with each big winter storm, there is a risk that some of the artefacts will be swept out to sea. What can archaeologists do to prevent all of this knowledge from being lost? Join us as we tour Louisbourg archaeological collection and talk about rescue archaeology: the race against coastal erosion.

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Tuktut Nogait National Park

Hawks, eagles, and falcons, oh my!

April 20th @ 11:00am eastern

Lace up your hiking boots, grab your binoculars, and get ready to join scientists for some of the coolest field work in all of Canada! Journey far north of the Arctic circle into the 24 hour daylight to Tuktut Nogait National Park – one of our country’s most remote national parks. Here you’ll dodge the fastest animals on the planet as they dive bomb you from above and learn about birds big enough to hunt caribou! Help scientists count the raptor nests along the Hornaday River and learn why birds of prey are so important for the Arctic ecosystem.

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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park and Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Discover the superpowers of these heroes of the sea!

April 27th @ 11:00am eastern

Imagine you are on a tiny raft boat, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You’re eating your egg sandwich, taking a break during a long day of research at sea, when… WHOAAA!!! A huge basking shark appears right near the surface and starts swimming towards you. At the last minute, it dives under your boat and disapears. Where did it go? How could it swim away so quickly? What was it doing? Jump in the water with us as we explore what sharks are doing underwater.

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Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay Islands and Thousand Islands National Parks

For the Love of Turtles

We are helping them live!

May 4th @ 11:00am eastern

Across Ontario, many species of turtles are facing population declines due to transforming landscapes that affect their long-term survival. Parks Canada staff at Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay Islands and Thousand Islands National Parks work with Indigenous communities, volunteers, academics and scientists to protect turtles and their habitats, including turtle nest protection, eco-passages and eco-fencing, artificial nests, egg incubation and baby turtles releases. Join us to learn how you can help them live!

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Kluane National Park & Reserve

What’s going on with the Kokanee Salmon?

May 4th @ 1:00pm eastern

Kluane National Park & Reserve is Canada’s only national park with a wild population of kokanee salmon! From a low of 20 spawning kokanee in 2009, to a boom of 5500 spawners in 2016, our research suggests that kokanee follow a boom and bust population cycle, but we don’t know why! Join us as we explore this special ecosystem and one of Kluane’s enduring mysteries.

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Fort Rodd Hill and Fort Langley National Historic Sites

From bannock to tomato soup cake: 100 years of cooking on the West Coast

May 11th @ 11:00am eastern

What do two forts of different places, times, and circumstances have in common? Something that connects us all: food! Learn to cook like a Fort Langley fur trader, get creative in the Fort Rodd Hill canteen, and take home two tasty recipes that have been passed down through generations.

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Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve

Did you really say… Broken Skull River?

May 12th @ 11:00am eastern

We’re going paddling – hop in! The Broken Skull River in Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve is 108km of pure fun, the bragging rights are just a bonus. So, are you coming? We’ll bust through tons of fun wave trains and some rocky rapids, while scooting around canyons, boulders and gasping in awe at the epic scenery. Along the way, you’ll discover why it’s named the Broken Skull, soak in some sacred hot springs and trek up Singing Water Mountain! The hardest part of the trip won’t be trying to not flip your boat, but rather, trying to stop smiling and laughing.

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Green Gables Heritage Place

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”

May 17th @ 11:00am eastern

Who comes to mind when you think of a straw hat and red-haired braids? Join a Parks Canada interpreter in Prince Edward Island, as they welcome you into the world of Anne of Green Gables. We’ll learn about Canadian author, L.M. Montgomery, and explore the setting that inspired her writing. If we use our imaginations, we may even catch a glimpse of Anne herself!

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