Parks Canada unveils its latest offering, an engaging new podcast series entitled ReCollections. This innovative audio experience, comprising five initial episodes, invites listeners from Canada and beyond to explore the captivating stories behind various national historic sites. Delve into Canada’s rich natural and cultural heritage as you uncover these cherished treasures with Parks Canada’s immersive podcast experience.
Each episode involves a variety of interviews with experts from across the country, exploring the sites and stories that bring history to life at these treasured places. Listeners will take a journey of national historic significance. From a sacred Haida village in Gwaii Haanas, where the rainforest meets the wild Pacific Ocean; to Northern Newfoundland, home to the ruins of a Norse settlement dating back to the Viking age; with a stop in Dawson City, the epicentre of the Klondike Gold Rush, where Parks Canada owns a building that was a former brothel, a unique example of a female-owned and operated business in the northern boomtown; and the story of Canada’s first known Black business woman, Marie Marguerite Rose, who endured enslavement and found freedom at the Fortress of Louisbourg; and finally, a quarantine island in the Saint-Lawrence, the gateway for 4 million immigrants enroute to new lives in North America.
Episodes are available anywhere that listeners typically stream their podcasts, as well as on the Parks Canada YouTube channel and the Parks Canada website. Learn more: https://parks.canada.ca/recollections.