A group of people stand on a ship's deck

Canada C3

Science on an Icebreaker

Follow our science experts on the Canada C3 team as they take turns on board.

Detail from the Snowy-Owl page, coloured in.

Colouring Pages

Arctic Theme

The Far North is not only snowy white! Printable colouring pages for all ages, inspired by the Arctic.

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Extraordinary Arctic

Explore the natural history and natural science of the Arctic through some of our exhibitions, projects and exciting scientific discoveries.

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) lying amid purple flowers.

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery

New Permanent Gallery

Explore Canada's mysterious, vulnerable and unique Arctic in the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.

A museum scientist shows Arctic specimens to a group of children and adults.

Sharing the Arctic

With the Public

Museum staff are keen to share information about the Arctic and foster interest in it.

On deck, several people guide an object hanging from a crane.

Arctic Science

Our Specialty

Scientific endeavour at the Canadian Museum of Nature has a strong focus on the Arctic.

Tents and a plant press on the tundra.

Arctic Centre

Knowledge and Exploration

Expanding our capacity to meet environmental challenges and inspire future scientists with a focus on Canada's Arctic.

A herbarium sheet of Papaver hultenii. Collection #CAN599075.

Arctic Collections

Online Database

Access data on Arctic specimens from the museum's collections. Search now.

A storage case containing three nails.

Franklin-Expedition Artefacts

Recovered in 1992

See artefacts belonging to the crew and their equipment—found in Canada's Arctic almost 150 years after they perished. Watch the video (3 min. 30 sec.).