Alexander von Humboldt Explores


The City of Humboldt is named after Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a German naturalist and scientist, whose worldwide explorations were significant and influenced the work of Charles Darwin. However, Alexander never travelled to the Humboldt area, so in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada in 2017 - we think it’s time to show him around. We need your help!

The name “Humboldt” was initially used for the Humboldt Telegraph Station (built at the Original Humboldt site in 1878). As the community started to grow in the early 1900s, the name was used for the village in 1905, which became a town in 1907, and a city in 2000.

Help Alexander explore Humboldt and the world in 2017!

Download the pdf of Alexander, cut out his image and start an adventure. The Humboldt area has fascinating stories, events and locations to explore. We want you to share them with Alexander and with others.
Email your pictures of where Alex has been to! We will share a selection of photos on this page, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Be sure to check back to follow his adventures as he explores the only city in Canada named after him.

Are you travelling in Canada or abroad? Alexander loved to travel and explore, so take him with you and send us photos of your global travels!


Where Alexander has been!

Alexander has been all over the place this year! Check out some of his adventures below! If you have photos, don't forget to send them in!