About "People & Culture"

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

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic will collaborate with McKenna on exclusive content for the November/December 2018 issue 
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Haida Nation Naw Jaada | Octopus Woman, 2017

“Naw Jaada | Octopus Woman” (2017) by Haida artist and lawyer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson. Williams-Davidson is one of 50 Indigenous female artists whose work will appear on commercial billboards across Canada this summer as part of an ambitious exhibition aimed at increasing Canadians’ exposure to Indigenous art and perspective.

Image courtesy Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
For the next two months, works by 50 Indigenous female artists will be displayed on 174 billboards across Canada
Help Canadian Geographic and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada make 2018 an unforgettable year for Canadian tourism
An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach. (Photo: Nicholas Jay)

Photo: Nicholas Jay
In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination
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
Subscribe to People & Culture