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In honour of Earth Day, Google teamed up with Parks Canada to digitally map an extra seven of Canada’s nationwide parks.

In whole, 167 of Canada’s parks have now been preserved in 3D panoramic glory on the Google Street View platform. Using a backpack-mounted digicam known as the “Street View Trekker,” workers from Parks Canada and Google trekked via a few of Canada’s most distant locations to seize visuals of those places.

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Over 75 per cent of Parks Canada’s areas are actually digitally documented on Street View — a complete floor space of three,330 kilometres.

Jeff Bolingbroke, a brand new media officer for Parks Canada, was a part of the group who wore the Street View Trekker whereas backpacking via the Nááts’ihch’oh National Park Reserve and Nahanni National Park Reserve.

“We, as Parks Canada, are lucky enough to be protecting really some of the finest examples of natural places that Canada has to offer,” Bolingbroke advised Global News.

Rabbitkettle Tufa Mounds, Nahanni National Park

Google Street View

Parks Canada has had an ongoing collaboration with Google that concerned documenting the National Parks on Street View since 2013, and every year new parks are captured and added to the platform.

“It’s a good opportunity for Parks Canada to share our national parks and historic sites with Canadians, whose on behalf we actually are protecting them,” Bolingbroke mentioned.

His favorite vacation spot as a part of his most up-to-date mapping expertise was the Nahanni National Park Reserve (extra generally referred to as Virginia Falls), the place a waterfall “something like twice the height of Niagara Falls” took his breath away.

Virginia falls, Nahanni National Park, from above.

Google Street View

“The water was just pounding down that waterfall, creating a spray, and in the spray you can see rainbows, and it was really just a spectacular place to be in. It was really just nature, doing its thing.”

In the again of his thoughts nonetheless, Bolingbroke knew {that a} function like this one may do greater than merely encourage individuals to go to the parks; it may provide those that couldn’t bodily go to a possibility to expertise them as nicely.


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“Every time that I’m actually carrying the trekker and walking around these amazing places, it’s definitely in the back of my head that we’re able to bring the parks to the people … Some of them are quite remote and some of them are quite difficult to get to. Some of them have challenging terrain features that make it quite difficult to actually access,” he mentioned.

He provides that a part of the expertise of mapping these distant places is realizing that it additionally presents a possibility to carry these parks to Canadians and to individuals all over the world.


“It’s not the same experience as actually being there, but if we can find a way to actually share that experience and what it’s like to be in a virtual visit in those locations to all Canadians, I think that’s a really fantastic thing.”

Take a take a look at the latest additions to Street View beneath: 

Nahanni National Park

Nahanni River, Nahanni National Park

Google Street View

Naatsich’oh National Reserve

Moose Ponds, Backbone Lake,Naatsich’oh National Reserve

Google Street View

Moose Ponds, Backbone Lake,Naatsich’oh National Reserve

Google Street View

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Google Street View

Glacier National Park

Google Street View

Terra Nova

Summit of Mount Stamford, Terra Nova

Google Street View

Lake Louise

 

Banff National Park, Lake Louise

Google Street View

Banff National Park, Lake Louise

Google Street View

Mount Revelstoke

Firetower Lookout, Mount Revelstoke

Google Street View

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