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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

Representatives from the Pirurvik - A Place to Grow project accept their $1-million prize at the award ceremony in Whitehorse on Feb. 12. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize)

Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize
A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jocelyn Joe-Strack’s tour of Canadian embassies in Europe begins Feb. 12. (Photo: Allistair Maitland)

Photo: Allistair Maitland
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change
Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

A mild spring day at Pond Inlet launches the town into an impromptu afternoon of games, including a women's sprint and snowmobile race. (Photo: André Gallant)

Photo: André Gallant
On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 
Empty highway 401 Toronto

Pollster Darrell Bricker and journalist John Ibbitson argue that falling birthrates around the world portend a future in which Earth’s population is older, smaller and more urban. (Photo: Kenny Louie, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10535248)

Photo: Kenny Louie, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10535248
The authors of a provocative new book, Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, explain why statisticians have it wrong when it comes to population trends 
Canadian Geographic March/April 2019 issue

Cover options for the March/April issue of Canadian Geographic. (Photos: Michelle Valberg)

Photos: Michelle Valberg
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Interior view of Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Saskatchewan showing a variety of items for sale, including raw furs

In addition to groceries and camping supplies, Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Sask. also sells raw furs and First Nations handicrafts. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge is a living museum to northern Saskatchewan’s storied past
Virtual water, hamburger, environment, beef

Billions of cubic metres of Canadian fresh water are poured into agricultural and industrial processes and products — like the ingredients in this hamburger — that are then shipped to different watersheds or countries. We’re losing more water than we're gaining, experts say. (Illustration: Kat Barqueiro/Can Geo)

Illustration: Kathryn Barqueiro/Can Geo
A massive amount of ‘virtual water’ is moving around regions and crossing borders in our food and other products
Laval St. Germain with RCGS flag on Mount Vinson

Laval St. Germain displays the flag of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson, Dec. 31, 2018. (Photo: Laval St. Germain)

Photo: Laval St. Germain
Laval St. Germain summited Antarctica’s Mount Vinson on Dec. 31, meaning he has now climbed the highest peaks on every continent
Tanya Talaga illustration by Mary McPherson

Illustration: Mary McPherson/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Mary McPherson/Canadian Geographic
The award-winning author and journalist on her connections to the shores of Lake Superior at the Fort William First Nation, Ont.
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Des enseignantes s’occupent d’enfants malades de la grippe espagnole au collège La Salle de Thetford Mines, au Québec. (Photo : Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur : Juliette Dallaire)

Photo : Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
L’histoire méconnue de la grippe espagnole de 1918 et notre état de préparation à la prochaine grande pandémie
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