Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site
The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site is the first national historic site to be jointly managed by Inuit and Parks Canada. Learn about the role of Inuit knowledge in the discoveries of the shipwrecks from Sir John Franklin’s legendary 1845 expedition.
Inuit traditional knowledge
Learn how traditional knowledge and oral histories contributed to the discoveries of the wrecks.
Parks Canada and Inuit are working in partnership to research, document and preserve the wrecks.
See the latest artifacts recovered from HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.
About the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site
Nature and science
Climate change, marine biology, and underwater ecosystems.
Culture and history
Inuit culture, Franklin Expedition history, archaeology, artifacts, and more.
Stewardship and management
Cooperative management, Superintendent’s order, news releases, contact information.
Visiting Gjoa Haven
Activities and experiences
Things to do in Gjoa Haven, Inuit culture, the Umiyaqtutt festival, and more.
Plan your visit
Visit Gjoa Haven, the community closest to the national historic site.
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, wildlife safety, and visitor guidelines.
1-867-975-4673 (Iqaluit office)
1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Hours of operation
The national historic site is not yet open for visitation.
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