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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

Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada. (Image courtesy the artist, Canadian Museum of Nature)

Illustration: Ann Love, courtesy Canadian Museum of Nature
Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity
Left: Adam Weymouth author photo. Right: Book cover Kings of the Yukon

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon, a fish that has long been the lifeblood of the economy and culture of those who live along the waterway. (Author photo: Suki Dhanda)

Author photo: Suki Dhanda
Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon
A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club
Penned by a Toronto-based composer, “Run Freddy Run!” tells the story of Manitoba’s unique relationship with bison
A screenshot of the native-land.ca map

The Native Land map allows users to discover the traditional Indigenous territories, treaties and languages of the cities and regions they live in. (Map: Victor Temprano)

Map: Victor Temprano
Users can learn about the Indigenous territories, languages and treaties of the cities they live in with just a few clicks
The Squaxin Island Canoe Family on the Tribal Canoe Journey. For the past two years, NoiseCat and his father have joined the Squaxin Island Canoe Family on this remarkable voyage.

The Squaxin Island Canoe Family on the Tribal Canoe Journey. For the past two years, NoiseCat and his father have joined the Squaxin Island Canoe Family on this remarkable voyage. (Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat
For my father and me, these journeys are both personal and political
The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum

The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie for valour in the Second World War. The Canadian War Museum has acquired the medals, thus ensuring they stay in Canada. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada
Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape. (Photo: Michael Gervers)

Photo: Michael Gervers
The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 
Boats, Rivière Maquatua, Wemindji, eastern James Bay, Eeyou Istchee

Boats on the mouth of the Rivière Maquatua near Wemindji, on eastern James Bay (Photo: Roland Bastarache/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Roland Bastarache/Canadian Geographic
The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.
Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in Cape Scott Provincial Park, as part of her first week of training, which involves getting to know the lay of the land. (Photo: Matt Law/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Matt Law/Canadian Geographic
This is not your average summer job
Illustration of Michael Bonacini carrying firewood at his country property in Caledon, Ont.

Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Canadian Geographic
The celebrity chef and MasterChef Canada judge reminisces about escaping to rural living in Caledon, Ont.
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