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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

Christian Bagg, trail, invention, wheelchair, Great Trail

Icon Wheelchairs founder Christian Bagg has tested many versions of his powerful Explore model on The Great Trail’s West Bragg Creek routes, in Alberta.

Photo: Christian Bagg
Christian Bagg, founder of Icon Wheelchairs, is a true trailblazer
A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Dr. Molly Shoichet (middle) is a professor at the University of Toronto, as well as an expert in regenerative medicine. (Photo: University of Toronto)

Photo: University of Toronto
Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science
Aurora borealis light up the night over Waterbury Lake in northern Saskatchewan

Aurora borealis light up the night over Waterbury Lake in northern Saskatchewan. The much-mythologized phenomenon is the only visual evidence we have of the powerful force that helped create our modern world — and could easily bring it down. (Photo: Ezra Meszaros/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ezra Meszaros/Can Geo Photo Club
In this exclusive excerpt from her new book 'The Spinning Magnet,' Alanna Mitchell explains why we should know and care about Earth's electromagnetic field 
Golden eagle in flight with the Rockies in the background

Every day in the spring and fall, hundreds of golden eagles stream along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains on an aerial highway stretching from Alaska to Mexico — but until recently, scientists had no idea the birds migrated at all. (Photo: El McMullin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: El McMullin/Can Geo Photo Club
No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies' front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange
Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

The mountains on Borden Peninsula in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park, one of eight proposed candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation
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
Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Twenty years later, Banff National Park's system of wildlife overpasses and underpasses are still praised around the world for having drastically reduced wildlife collisions in the busy park. (Photo: Gloria Dickie)

Photo: Gloria Dickie
The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions
great lakes, freighter, ship, ontario, lake ontario

Photographer Thomas Fricke stands atop G3 Marquis and takes in the night sky as the freighter makes its way across Lake Ontario en route to Chicago. (Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic
It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.
Canada Science and Technology Museum

The facade of the renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, which boasts an 111-square-metre LED canopy projection screen that will feature themed programming. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Canada Science and Technology Museum
After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future
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