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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

Ottawa River, watershed, environment

The southern and most populated portion of the Ottawa River watershed. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 
Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Stampede

Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Calgary Stampede. (Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic
Beyond the rodeo and the chuckwagon races, the Calgary Stampede is one of the country’s longest-running public celebrations of Indigenous cultures
Three people looking down at a giant floor map

Educator Charlene Bearhead, left, points out features of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and RCGS CEO John Geiger at a celebration of the project on Thursday, June 21. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The first-of-its-kind educational resource aims to share the stories and cultures of Indigenous peoples with Canadians and the world 
A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

A replica of Iron Man's suit is one of dozens of examples of armour through the ages on display now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Katherine Lissitsa)

Photo: Katherine Lissitsa/Canadian Geographic
Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time
A sign that reads "welcome to the Fort McKay Metis Community"

In late March, the Fort McKay Métis reached a $1.6 million deal with the Alberta government to purchase 133 hectares of land which they had previously leased from the province — the first Métis community to do so. (Photo courtesy Fort McKay Métis Group Ltd.)

Photo courtesy Fort McKay Métis Group Ltd.
Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 
Canadian Geographic July/August 2018 issue

Cover options for the July/August issue of Canadian Geographic. Option one won with 43 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Can Geo
Thanks to everyone who voted!
Steamer at the Old Wharf, Nanaimo. 1958 by E.J. Hughes

Steamer at the Old Wharf, Nanaimo. 1958 by E.J. Hughes.

In an era when the art world favoured abstraction, E.J. Hughes painted life as he saw it, and his favourite subject was Vancouver Island 
Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations

Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations is the recipient of the second annual Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize in recognition of his efforts to protect traditional Dene lands and waters. (Photo: Greg Nyuli)

Photo: Greg Nyuli
Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations, is the recipient of this year’s Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize
This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alta., tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. (Photo: Mountain Legacy Project)

Photo: Mountain Legacy Project
A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems
Coeur de Pirate illustration by Kerry Hodgson

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic
Béatrice Martin, the Québécoise singer-songwriter known by her stage name, reminisces about a special park in Montreal
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