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On silent wings: Can snowy owls survive a warming climate?

Snowy owls have evolved to survive the harsh environment of the Arctic tundra, but can they survive its warming? 

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Exploring Vancouver Island’s wild side with RCGS Ambassador John P. Smol

As one of the many trips being offered by Maple Leaf Adventures, Vancouver Island’s Wild Side is an excursion for those who love adventure beyond the norm  

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The essential itinerary: Northern Ontario

Amethyst, canyons, waterfalls and jaw-dropping landscapes, a trip through Northern Ontario is an iconic Canadian adventure

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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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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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Hound found: on the hunt for truffles in British Columbia

How British Columbia’s truffle industry is burgeoning both below and above ground — with a little help from some four-legged friends

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Surviving the Race to Alaska

This motor-free ocean race — with vessels ranging from paddleboards to pedal-assist sailboats — is less about how fast you can go and more about whether you get there at all

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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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Exploration

Shoalts: What lurks beyond the flicker of the firelight?

An explorer unravels the story of an early 20th century haunting in the isolated foothills of Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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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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Road tripping B.C.’s Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Freedom is wide open spaces framed by endless skies and rich history. It is uncrowded, quiet, calm and yours to define in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.

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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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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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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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14 unique Canadian hotels you need to experience

Sometimes, the hotel is the destination

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33 Indigenous-led experiences to add to your Canadian bucket list

A comprehensive guide to some of the best Indigenous-led tourism experiences connecting Canadians and visitors to people and place

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What’s in a name? Problematic names in the world of wildlife

Wildlife names that could use a rebrand

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: The world’s loneliest whale, nest quest, serious suckers and “the worst” plant invasion

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Birds, butterflies, bears, bats and… babies!

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Science & Tech

The “frozen rainforest” within the ice

Glaciologist Joseph Cook on the vibrant life in the Arctic ice sheet

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7 of the best winter drives in Canada

The nation’s coolest road trips — literally

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Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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A Saskatchewan road trip in search of whooping cranes

In the mid-20th century, the elusive birds numbered in the dozens. Thanks to decades of conservation efforts, they appear to be making a comeback. 

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11 new entries to the Canadian bucket list

Add one of these incredible new experiences to your next Canadian adventure

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5 epic journeys for photography enthusiasts

Hone your skills on these five intimate experiences led by some of Canada’s top adventure photography pros 

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4 of the best spots for stargazing in Western Canada

Astronomer and author Alan Dyer shares his favourite places in Alberta and Saskatchewan to escape the city lights and take in the wonders of the night sky

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A tall ship from back in time

A cruise aboard America’s oldest schooner offers a fittingly marine way to explore Maine’s coastline

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Across the tickle: A return to Battle Harbour

For generations, Battle Harbour was considered the unofficial capital of Labrador, a centre of fishing through the 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, it has reinvented itself as a remote island getaway known for its rugged beauty

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La route des baleines

Tadoussac is a centre for visitors eager to whale watch, snorkel and learn more about the unique ecosystem of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

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Drive-in revival

A pandemic creates a new generation of fans for the outdoor screen

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Starry nights and rappie pie in southwestern Nova Scotia

Redefining ‘frontier luxury’ on the banks of the Tusket River

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Superior Views: Capturing Canada’s greatest lake

A fall photo tour reveals the stunning spirit of Lake Superior

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Environment

Fresh from the city: The rise of urban farming

Already gaining steam before the pandemic, interest in urban farming — and hunger for hyper-local food — has soared. A look at three Canadian takes on the urban farming phenomenon

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Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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Kids

Des élèves du primaire découvrent leur pied marin grâce au programme d’éducation pilote de la Garde côtière canadienne

Le programme Adopter un navire a transporté les élèves sur une tournée virtuelle en arrière-scène avec des équipages et du personnel de la Garde côtière. 

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Elementary students find their sea legs with Canadian Coast Guard’s educational pilot program

The Adopt a Ship program took kids on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour with Coast Guard crews and staff

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Visiting Canada’s Six Favourite American States

The secrets of the six American states Canadians visit the most

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Students sitting on Can Geo Education's Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map.

Science & Tech

There’s no map to teaching in a pandemic

Across Canada, teachers are getting creative with their methods and approaches in the classroom to overcome challenges imposed by COVID-19

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Excerpt: The Day the World Stops Shopping

From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  

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Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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A plastic pandemic: The results of COVID-19 PPE pollution

The mismanagement of personal protective equipment waste is contributing to environmental degradation

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History

Niagara Falls is actually a marvel of engineering

A book by environmental historian Daniel Macfarlane reveals the decades of technological feats and cross-border politics that went into “fixing” one of North America’s most important natural sites

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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People & Culture

The International Indigenous Music Summit has gone digital

We caught up with Indigenous filmmaker Sarain Fox to talk Giiwewizh — a series of 16 short films directed and shot in isolation on iPhone 12

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The desert may seem like an unlikely cultural and biodiversity hotspot. But Arizona — from the deep-furrowed canyons in the north to the cactus-studded south, proves that arid is not the same as lifeless. Welcome to the state where water is liquid gold, continuously giving shape — and life — to the land.

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Filsan Abdiaman, a black woman, runs through a rockey valley of pink wildflowers.

People & Culture

Running into yourself with Filsan Abdiaman

Part of our Colour the Trails series.

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