Update December 30 2009:
Although several participants suggested that in-person experiences are hard to replicate, there was strong support in this discussion topic for the development of “virtual visits”, through the development of audio-visual products such as videos and enhanced youth education programs. Parks Canada is starting to use new ways to reach Canadians, such as online videos. For example, visit Parks Canada’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ParksCanadaAgency, where there are 2 videos of Nahanni posted. Suggestions under this decision topic are reflected in the Key Strategy: Naha Dehé, A Gift to be Shared, which indicates outreach education as a main objective.
Original Question (posted November 23 2009):
Because of the remoteness of the park, relatively few people may ever experience the park in person. However, Nahanni National Park Reserve belongs to all Canadians. How can Parks Canada work to build a sense of connection and understanding of the significance of Nahanni people may never have the chance to visit? What opportunities for virtual visits could be developed?
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Rob Evans-Toronto-Canada Comment 9
8:42pm, 25 December 2009
Dear Sir/Madam: This river is pure Canadian Wilderness. There are thermal springs, 4000 foot canyons, and beautiful deposits from hot mineral springs. Sheep,Goats and Moose to see as well as good fishing. The superb scenery will leave in a trance-like state. Guides are excellent cooks with good meals every evening. I paddle with Black Feather Outfiters and was delighted. Please do not put it off till your health will not permit the trip. This trip is the highlight of my life. My canoe went for the whole two weeks with rough waves and did not tip. Black Feather uses sturdy 17 canoes and a life-jacket for each person. Rob Evans,Toronto,Canada