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Wonder and loss: the deep ocean and its future

Though it’s the largest ecosystem on Earth, we know less about the deep ocean than the surface of the moon. As the threat of mining looms, will its fate be decided before we know enough to make such a far-reaching choice?

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Wildlife

Can we beat back the boar?

Wild pigs have been wreaking havoc as they spread across Canada. Is their expansion inevitable, or can we put the brakes on this “ecological trainwreck?”

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Wildlife

Attack of the clones: the mysterious mutant threatening to invade Canada’s waterways

An alien crayfish has touched down in North America. Can Dr. Crayfish save us?

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Places

Snakes on a plain: Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens 

Each spring, a disquieting tangle of tens of thousands of gartersnakes emerges from their winter home, forming the world’s largest gathering of snakes 

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People & Culture

As the RCAF turns 100, Cyle Daniels begins their own journey with the storied service

 A century after its creation, the RCAF is evolving to create space for Indigenous youth

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Wildlife

The otter, the urchin and the Haida

As the sea otter begins its long-overdue return to Haida Gwaii, careful plans are being laid to welcome them — and to preserve a prosperous shellfish harvest

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Written in stone: What fossils can tell us about the future

How peering into our ancient past could transform our understanding of contemporary climate change

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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Exploration

Last icy stand: Scaling Mount Logan

Four researchers team up to ascend Mount Logan, measuring change and resilience on Canada’s highest peak

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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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Wildlife

Into the wintry kingdom of the Canada lynx

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

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Go with the fleuve: 5 days in La Belle Province

Following the St. Lawrence’s winding course through Quebec delivers a feast of history, culture and food

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Travel

Comment arrêter une ruée vers l’or

Un nouveau mouvement créateur de pôles touristiques florissants dans tout le Canada – la durabilité, un exemple à la fois

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Travel

How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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Travel

La voile est un rêve: Sailing the St. Lawrence

For Canadian Geographic assistant editor Abi Hayward, sailing the St. Lawrence was a dream — and a trip down memory lane.

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Travelling through time: Egypt in all its glory

George Kourounis recounts his unforgettable experience travelling through Egypt with Exodus Travels

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Humans and bears are sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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Science & Tech

Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen will be among the next humans to fly to the moon

Hansen will be part of the NASA crew for Artemis II, which will see the astronauts spending up to three weeks on a flyby trip to the moon in 2024

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People & Culture

The cowboy exclaims: The ballad of an ageing vaquero and his troubled horse, Bunny

The ultimate goal of vaquero horsemanship is to produce a “finished” horse: an exceptionally responsive animal that is a true partner to its rider

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Travel

Canada’s Best Gondolas, Funiculars and Tramways

Everything you need to know about these unique methods of transportation and where to find them 

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Travel

14 unique Canadian hotels you need to experience

Sometimes, the hotel is the destination

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Places

Farming the Greenbelt: five farms to visit in Ottawa

Celebrating urban agriculture in Canada’s national capital region

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People & Culture

Tintamarre: Inside the raucous Acadian parade in Clare, N.S.

The tintamarre showcases the vitality of the Acadian culture  — and some supersized papier-mâché heads

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Exploration

Le roi de la plongée

Souvenir d’un périple sous la glace lors de la venue du roi Charles III dans le passage du Nord-Ouest en 1975

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Exploration

King of chill: Diving in the Arctic with the future King Charles III

Remembering a 1975 journey under the ice of the Northwest Passage with King Charles III

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People & Culture

ᕿᒧᒃᓯᖅ (Qimuksiq)

ᕿᒧᒃᓯᕐᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ 500-ᑭᓛᒥᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᓱᐃᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒃᓴᔭᓪᓚᑦᑖᖓᓂᒃ

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People & Culture

The Nunavut Quest dogsled race is revitalizing a once-threatened tradition

Inside the 500-kilometre dogsled race across the High Arctic with the qimuksiqtiit who are sharing their knowledge with the next generation

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People & Culture

Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Cooking up comfort on the streets of Montreal

The death of an unhoused Innu man inspired an innovative and compassionate street outreach during the nightly curfew in 2021

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People & Culture

Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Coping with curfew in Montreal

For unhoused residents and those who help them, the pandemic was another wave in a rising tide of challenges 

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People & Culture

Setting the story straight

Indigenous journalists are creating spaces to investigate the crimes committed at Indian residential schools, grappling with unresolved histories and a reckoning that still has a long way to go

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Places

The land holds memories

“All the mischiefs humans and the universe are capable of inflicting on an ecosystem have conspired to attack the prairies.” 

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People & Culture

Rivers of resistance: A history of the Métis Nation of Ontario

“We were tired of hiding behind trees.” The ebb and flow of Métis history as it has unfolded on Ontario’s shores 

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Mapping

Exploring the Hudson Bay Lowlands with Chris Brackley

Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores the many facets of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, one of the world’s most significant wetlands

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Travel

10 of the most luxurious cabins in Canada

Immerse yourself into these sleek contemporary Canadian retreats as you gather inspiration for your next summer getaway

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People & Culture

The cod delusion

A moratorium on cod fishing that was supposed to last two years has now lasted 30. What will it take to rebuild cod stocks — and a way of life?

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Travel

How to craft a canoe

A visit to Miramichi Canoes in Doaktown, N.B. is a master class in the craft of canoe building and an introduction to life and lore in “The Miramichi”

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Travel

Come full circle: Walking P.E.I.’s answer to the Camino de Santiago

Prince Edward Island’s answer to the famed Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain, the Island Walk is a lesser known (for now) 700-kilometre journey that circumnavigates the island

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People & Culture

Woman, Watching: The making of a midcentury amateur ornithologist

Called Canada’s Rachel Carson and Canada’s Thoreau, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence spent 50 years studying birds in a remote forest on the Mattawa River. An endlessly curious self-trained amateur, she changed the way we think about birds.

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People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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Travel

Confessions of a Naturalistus ignoramus

Learning to spot wildlife with a Naturalistus extremus (Robert Bateman) in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

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