A breakthrough was made in September 2014 when an expedition led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus, in the south of Victoria Island in Nunavut. A second breakthrough happened in September 2016, when HMS Terror was found in Terror Bay, further north. These expeditions brought together the Government of Canada as well as public, private and non-profit organizations. The use of state-of-the-art technology, Inuit knowledge and oral testimony made these historic discoveries possible.

Finding HMS Erebus

Parks Canada archaeologists located HMS Erebus in September 2014.

Finding HMS Terror

The discovery of HMS Terror in 2016 raises more questions than it answers.

Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site

The shipwrecks are the first national historic site to be jointly managed by Parks Canada and Inuit.