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  • Mysteris of the Melting Parmafrost

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: Mysteries of the Melting Permafrost

    Climate change is altering the landscape of the Arctic. As the permafrost melts, it is revealing well-preserved secrets about our past, as well as insights into our future. Watch this video to learn five surprising permafrost discoveries and their significance.

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  • The Secret Nazi Weather Station

    Video | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Top of the World: The Secret Nazi Weather Station

    Did you know that Nazi German forces once set foot within Canada? On the rugged coast of northern Labrador, they hid a weather monitoring station that they hoped would be a useful advantage in their U-boat attacks on military and supply ships in the North Atlantic.

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  • The US Military Camp Beneath Greenlands Ice Cap

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: The US Military Camp Beneath Greenland's Ice Cap

    At the height of the Cold War, the United States built a sprawling military complex beneath the ice cap of northwest Greenland. The remains of the experimental subglacial city known as Camp Century still exist today, but climate change threatens to reveal it to the world.

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  • Swimming Centenarians of the Arctic

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: Bowhead Whales

    Bowheads are the largest whale by mass, but they hold another intriguing record-breaking title. Research suggests that these whales can live to be well over a century. See why the key to their longevity may be their Arctic habitat.

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  • The Fourth Grave

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: Beechey Island's Fourth Grave

    Beechey Island is one of the most significant colonial historic sites in the Arctic. Famed as the final resting place of three men from Franklin’s doomed Northwest Passage expedition, it is also home to a fourth gravesite: Thomas Morgan. Who was he? Watch this video to hear his story.

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  • St Johns rocky coastline Newfoundland

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    Photo Story | Newfoundland and Labrador

    Ten of the Best Places to Visit in Newfoundland and Labrador

    Thinking of travelling to Newfoundland and Labrador? Find out more about ten of our favourite places in this special province, featuring fascinating historical sites, charming towns, and huge, sweeping nature. But be warned—once you arrive, it will be hard to tear yourself away!

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  • Master of the Northwest Passage

    Video | Northwest Passage

    Top of the World: Amundsen's Success

    The first European to sail the infamous Northwest Passage, Roald Amundsen took a remarkably different approach than other explorers at the time. Watch to learn about the lessons he took from Inuit along the way, and how they were instrumental in his successful passage and his later expedition to Antarctica.

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