Parks Canada working with Google

  • Sep. 3, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Parks Canada is continuing its work with Google Canada on the Google Street View project featuring Canada’s most treasured places for worldwide visitors to explore. Gwaii Haanas will soon join places such as the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and Glacier National Park on Google Maps. Google’s new “Trekker” is capable of going anywhere a person can hike or walk, allowing Google to document a wide range of features like front country trails and historic sites.Parks Canada staff have been trained to operate the Trekker and will begin collecting images in Gwaii Haanas on Sept. 8. The Trekker will record iconic places like the Haida Gwaii Watchmen sites: K’uuna Llnaagaay, T’aanuu Llnagaay, Hlk’yah GaawGa, Gandll K’in Gwaay.yaay, and SGang Gwaay and more.Other sites where Google Trekker has been this summer include Ivvavik, Torngat Mountains, Wood Buffalo and Tuktut Nogait.Ernie Gladstone from Gwaii Haanas would be happy to talk with you about the work being done in Gwaii Haanas and answers to further questions about the Google partnership would be arranged by Heather Ramsay, Public Relations and Communications officer.