Virtually Hike the Cape Spear Path on Google

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Gord Follett

Mar 20, 2017

Virtually Hike the Cape Spear Path on Google

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017

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In the summer of 2016, Nature Conservancy of Canada teamed up with Google to capture the experience of passing through its remarkable Avalon Peninsula conservation reserve using Google Trekker – a globe-shaped 15-lense camera that captures as many unique views every few seconds from the secure perch of a specially-designed backpack. The route? The East Coast Trail Cape Spear Path, which traverses the 5.5 hectare conservancy property between Cape Spear and Maddox Cove.

The Trekker’s footage has now been rendered, and you can experience it live online. Nature Conservancy Conservation Biologist Megan Lafferty commented “What this means is that people are now able to virtually walk the trail” – from end to end.

Visit Google Maps any time, and take a walk online from Maddox Cove.

Thank you to Megan, Google and Nature Conservancy staff for taking the trail on this adventure.


Learn more about the Nature Conservancy’s work in Newfoundland and Labrador