Features

THE BEAR THAT DISAPPEARS
Searching for the legendary and mysterious glacier bears of northwestern Canada
Online Exclusive: Watch a video of glacier bears in action

10,000 SQUARE KILOMETRES OF REMOTE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS. ROUTINE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS. AVALANCHE-PRONE SLOPES. MORE THAN 200 RUNS. AND JUST FIVE GUIDES.
Heli-skiing the Skeena Tenure
Online Exclusive: See more of Bruce Kirkby’s photos of the Skeena Tenure

FLAT EARTH 101*
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THE THAW
Permafrost is slowly disappearing. How that affects global warming will be critical to communities and habitats across Canada’s North — and the world.
Online Exclusive: Discover some of the global impacts permafrost thaw is having via a quick-hit list

THE HUNT FOR NOVA ZEMBLA
How a Royal Canadian Geographical Society flag expedition made the first-ever discovery of a whaling shipwreck in the High Arctic — and shed light on a little-understood chapter of Canada’s past

WILD THINGS
Canadian Geographic and the Canadian Museum of Nature present the winning images of the annual Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition
Online Exclusive: See all the winning images, including second runners-up and honourable mentions

50 SUSSEX
Welcome to Canada’s new Centre for Geography and Exploration
Online Exclusive: Watch drone videos of 50 Sussex and its national capital surroundings

Departments

Big picture
Celebrating Canada’s grandeur

Exposure
Showcasing Can Geo’s photo club

In a snap
Sharing Can Geo via Instagram

Polar blog
Yukon’s fossil mystery

On the map
Charting Canada’s dwindling caribou herds
Online Exclusive: Read a blog by scientist Justina Ray on the decline of caribou populations over the past decade

DISCOVERY

Interview
Sima Sharifi, co-founder of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, talks celebrating northern achievements and creativity
Online Exclusive: Learn more about some of the Arctic Inspiration Prize’s past $1-million winners

Wildlife
Canada joins a ghost gear initiative, tall plants move into the Arctic and more

History
How Canadians wound up fighting in Russia after the First World War

Place
How the U.S. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 shaped Chatham-Kent, Ont.
Online Exclusive: Learn more about Chatham-Kent’s black history through Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Infographic
The new tech that could help preserve Canada’s remaining ice roads

YOUR SPACE

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What’s This
Recognize this mystery object?

YOUR SOCIETY
News from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Next Issue
March/April 2019 features the famed wild game supper of Quinan, N.S., and an exploration of British Columbia’s highly active volcano belt

Our Country
Rufus Wainwright connects with his French-Canadian heritage in Quebec City