The endangered piping plovers that live on Prince Edward Island beaches and New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy are among the Canadian nature sites that will soon be visible on Google Street View.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is bringing the Google Trekker to more than a dozen of its flagship sites across the country.
The 50-pound backpack with a camera system attached was exploring the Bay of Fundy on Monday, including the top of the Five Fathom Hole trail, just west of Saint John.
On Tuesday, the Trekker is visiting P.E.I., where it will map beaches at St. Peters Harbour on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, home to the endangered piping plovers.
It’s then expected to head to Nova Scotia on Thursday to map the Gaff Point hiking trail near Lunenburg and a new pathway on the Northumberland Strait at Pugwash River.
The conservancy says the Trekker will be visiting every province, including Grand Codroy Valley and Maddox Cove in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Kootenay Mountains in British Columbia, Coyote Lake in Alberta and Fairy Hill in Saskatchewan.