Canada's most remote landscapes now featured on Google Street View
New panoramic images are now available for Auyuittuq National Park, Ivvavik National Park, Torngat Mountains National Park, Tuktut Nogait National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park. This initiative is the fruit of a collaborative, nationwide initiative between Parks Canada and Google to bring Street View imagery to Canada's treasured natural and cultural sites.
Since starting to work together in 2013, Parks Canada and Google have documented highlights from most of Parks Canada's places in the south and they plan to continue the work this summer adding more to the collection, helping Canadians and the world to connect to our country's majestic protected areas.
- Key Parks Canada team members were trained by Google to collect Street View images using specialized equipment, like the Street View Trekker, allowing for imagery collection in northern and remote national parks.
- Some of the imagery displayed for Ivvavik National Park looks as bright and sunny as midday, but was collected as late as 11 p.m., demonstrating how different the cycles of day and night are in the far north.
- Auyuittuq National Park images were gathered primarily from the water. The Street View Trekker was positioned on a boat which sailed along the park's coastline.
- Parks Canada manages a nationwide network of 167 national historic sites, 44 national parks and four national marine conservation areas that make up the rich tapestry of Canada's cultural and natural heritage.