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.

Join keynote speaker Captain Dave Woodman and a panel of Franklin experts for Can Geo Talks: Inuit Oral Tradition and Franklin April 12th in Ottawa.
Louie Kamookak telling stories in tent, Peabody Point. On left, James Takkiruq and Michael Eleehetook. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)
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.

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
Bonus maps of Canada's North created by searchers of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition
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