Google Street View has now touched the ends of the earth.




Google goes to end of the earth in new Street View of Ellesmere Island.As part of a deal with Parks Canada, the internet giant is now showcasing Street View images of one of the remotest places on the planet — Quttinirpaaq National Park on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island.

To reach Quttinirpaaq, you first fly to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Your next flight takes you to Resolute on Cornwallis Island. Then you must hire a Twin Otter to fly to the park, where there are no communities, no services, no nothing.

Parks Canada staff were trained in the use of Google trekker cameras and spent July 2016 carrying them around the park as part of their regular work, said Emma Upton, who manages the park.

Parks Canada is trying to make Quttinirpaaq a little more accessible. Once a year, it charters a Twin Otter from Resolute and sells eight or nine return seats to the public, price available upon request. Or you could volunteer to cook for park staff.