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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

Gordon MacDonald on the Kinsol Trestle

Photo: Robin O'Neill/Canadian Geographic

Photo: Robin O'Neill/Canadian Geographic
Master carpenter Gordon Macdonald on restoring an iconic B.C. bridge, the value of heritage infrastructure, and why he's set his sights on the Antarctic
Russel Kenny taking writer Laurie Sarkadi and Gzowski for a boat ride on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout.

Russel Kenny heads out on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout. (Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic
How the Sahtuto'ine Dene of Déline created the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve, the world's first such UNESCO site managed by an Indigenous community
Clyde River, Nunavut

A still from a video clip shot in Clyde River, Nunavut aboard One Ocean Expeditions' vessel Akademik Ioffe. Father-son photography team Martin Gregus and Martin Gregus Jr. have made it their mission to travel Canada, documenting its places and people and sharing them with the world. (Image courtesy One50Canada Society)

Image courtesy One50Canada Society
A father-son photography team from B.C. set out to document Canada's landscapes, wildlife, people and traditions
a prairie chicken dancer and his daughter at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

T.J. Warren, a prairie chicken dancer, and his daughter Omiyosiw Nazbah Warren, a jingle dress dancer, visit Wanuskewin Heritage Park for a ceremony. (Photo: Tourism Saskatoon)

Photo: Tourism Saskatoon
The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage
the best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications
Indigenous, languages, map, Inuit, First Nations, Metis

Where Indigenous languages are being spoken now in Canada. Scroll down for a closer look at this map and the country’s 12 Indigenous language families. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
See where 60 languages belonging to 12 language families are being used right now
blue morpho butterfly

A blue morpho butterfly flies through the solarium at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The species, along with dozens of others, is part of a new exhibit, Butterflies in Flight, which lets visitors mingle up close with the insects. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

blue morpho butterfly
The Canadian Museum of Nature's new Butterflies in Flight exhibit lets visitors mingle with dozens of the insects
Left: The cover of Joanna Kafarowski's new book on Louise Arner Boyd, "The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame." Right: Boyd on board the ship Hobby in 1928.

Left: The cover of Joanna Kafarowski's new book on Louise Arner Boyd, "The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame." (Image courtesy Dundurn Press) Right: Boyd onboard the Hobby during the 1928 mission to rescue Roald Amundsen. (Photo: Norsk Polarinstitutt [NPO18311])

Images courtesy Dundurn Press, Norsk Polarinstitutt
After inheriting her family's staggering fortune, Louise Arner Boyd organized, financed and directed seven expeditions to the Arctic — yet her contributions to polar science remain virtually unknown
the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's bentwood box by Luke Marston

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's bentwood box. Designed and carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston, the box travelled the country with the commission and received offerings from residential school survivors symbolizing their journeys toward healing. It appears on the cover of Canadian Geographic's November/December 2017 issue. (Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic
Why we decided Coast Salish artist Luke Marston's bentwood box should be front and centre of our Indigenous issue
Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon.

Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon. The region has been the focus of a protracted legal battle over rights to develop the land. Earlier in December, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of several First Nations who want to see the majority of the pristine wilderness protected from mining activity. (Photo: Mike Thomas)

Photo: Mike Thomas
To many, the Yukon appears to be the vanguard of a growing Indigenous land power movement in Canada centred mostly in the North
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