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Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Ciarán Hinds, right, as Sir John Franklin, and Tobias Menzies as James Fitzjames in the premiere episode of AMC's “The Terror.” (Photo courtesy AMC)

Photo courtesy AMC
Our experts dissect the debut episodes of AMC’s new series about the Franklin Expedition
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Louie Kamookak’s efforts to collect and pass on the stories of Inuit Elders directly contributed to the discovery of Sir John Franklin’s HMS Erebus, proving the value of oral history, says Leona Aglukkaq. (Illustration: Robert Carter)

Illustration: Robert Carter
“His life’s work held true:” Leona Aglukkaq, former Minister of Environment and Parks Canada, on the admired Inuit oral historian
Louie Kamookak, Nunavut, Gjoa Haven, obituary, tribute, RCGS, explorer, Franklin

Kamookak recounting traditional stories with the Gjoa Haven youth who joined him on the RCGS-flagged 2015 Malerualik Expedition, part of his decades-long effort to pass Inuit traditions and knowledge on to the next generation. (Photo: Jason Fulford)

Photo: Jason Fulford
Alanna Mitchell, co-author of Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus, reflects on the renowned historian
Franklin expedition ship stuck in ice

AMC's new series, The Terror, explores the Franklin expedition's fight for survival after their ships become trapped in Arctic ice. (Photo: AMC)

Photo: AMC
AMC's new 10-part narrative of the Franklin expedition is part high adventure, part gothic horror
Meghan Greeley as Lucy Maud Montgomery in Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute

Meghan Greeley as Lucy Maud Montgomery in Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute, which celebrates the famed Canadian author. (Photo courtesy Historica Canada)

Photo courtesy Historica Canada
Though beloved for her books featuring plucky heroines, the celebrated novelist privately battled depression and the sexist attitudes of the early 20th century
Disappointment River

Writer Brian Castner retraced Alexander Mackenzie's epic 1789 expedition for his new book Disappointment River. (Cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada; author photo courtesy author)

Disappointment River
In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, author Brian Castner recounts a part of his 2016 journey retracing Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 expedition of the Mackenzie River 

Xpedition 90X will use an International/Navistar MXT, modified to contain a small diesel engine and electric motor system. The diesel engine will drive the generators and propel the vehicle, which will also utilize an electric propulsion assist system. (Photo courtesy Xpedition 90X)

Photo courtesy Xpedition 90X
Xpedition 90X aims to conduct the first hybrid-vehicle expedition and first Canadian-led driving expedition to the South Pole in November 2018
Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer
A view over the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

A view over Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. (Photo: Wesley Pitts/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Wesley Pitts/Can Geo Photo Club
Growing up black in Nova Scotia, the intense beauty of Three Mile Plains and the Annapolis Valley was, for me, a fount of emotional history 
The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City turns 125 this year. The grand railway hotel has an illustrious history. (Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)

Photo courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
As Quebec's grand railway hotel turns 125, we look back at some key political and pop culture moments that happened there
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