OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada and Google are proud to
launch a collection of magnificent and breathtaking panoramic images of
the best that Canada has to offer. Over 50 national historic sites and
national parks from coast to coast can now be seen on the popular
"I invite Canadians as well as the millions of Internet users throughout
the world to visit Google Maps and discover Canada as they have never
seen it before. Through this virtual voyage to the heart of our
national treasures, they will experience an inspiring moment by simply
clicking a mouse button or pressing a touch screen," declared the
honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of Environment and
Minister responsible for Parks Canada.
Throughout the summer of 2013, Google teams travelled across Canada to
capture the most beautiful panoramas of the country's natural and
cultural heritage. Using specialized equipment, they photographed
Canada's most emblematic sites on land, water, by car, on foot, indoors
Simply go to Google Maps or Google Earth and enter the name of a Parks
Canada site to let the magic unfold. Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg
National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, or let yourself be carried away
by the beauty of the Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. Explore
the Fortifications of Québec or navigate to the Thousand Islands
National Park in Ontario. Admire the majestic Banff National Park and
the Canadian Rockies, or be captivated by the dazzling beauty of the
British Columbia's Glacier National Park. Better still, view your next
campground and the facilities provided before planning your trip.
"Throughout this exceptional adventure, Google received outstanding
support from the whole Parks Canada team, to whom we extend our
grateful thanks. With their help, we hope that Street View imagery in
Google Maps of our national parks and national historic sites will help
Canadians explore our country as never before and open a window into
the beauty of Canada to the world," said Mr. Aaron Brindle,
Communications & Public Affairs, Google Canada.
Next year, Google and Parks Canada will continue their work to capture
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Through this initiative, Parks Canada allows Internet users to dream as
they take free virtual visits, offering unique opportunities to learn
more about its protected sites as well as connecting Canadians together
and giving them a taste to travel to extraordinary destinations.
Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's historic and natural heritage is
protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national
historic sites and four national marine conservation areas, invites
Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of
inspiring discovery at our treasured natural and historic places.
For more information, please visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca.
Image with caption: "Ottawa, Ontario, November 20, 2013 - Parks Canada and Google launch a collection of magnificent and breathtaking panoramic Street View images from over 50 of Canada's national parks and historic sites. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131120_C9186_PHOTO_EN_33627.jpg
SOURCE: Parks Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Minister of the Environment, Canadian
Northern Economic Development Agency,
and the Arctic Council