The Franklin expedition sets out to cross the Northwest passage - a spectacular display of technological progress at the time.

A note found in a stone cairn on King William Island signals the first signs of trouble for the expedition.

Bones uncovered in subsequent expeditions showed evidence of cannibalism.

Parks Canada - along with an extensive team of contributors - makes a stunning discovery after years of searching in the late summer of 2014.

The Wild Canadian Year

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The Nature of Thingies