Archaeology, expeditions and discoveries

Archaeological excavations at Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas ensure the protection of the natural and cultural heritage of these special places and their recovered artefacts. Expeditions on the ground and below the water at various locations across Canada allow us to better understand our natural and cultural heritage and uncover great archaeological mysteries and important artefacts.


Services and information

Archaeology at Parks Canada

Find out about archaeological initiatives in Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.

Archaeological conservation services

Benefit from the expertise of archeological conservation experts as they share their knowledge in the field, pre-excavation and post-excavation.

Franklin Expedition and HMS Erebus

Learn about Sir John Franklin’s 1845 Expedition. Follow the ongoing work of Parks Canada and our partners as we explore the wreck of HMS Erebus and continue the search for HMS Terror.

Canadian Arctic Expedition

Discover how this expedition allowed Canada to assert control over thousands of square kilometers and lay the foundation for the future of Canada's development in the Arctic.

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