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Martinique: Exploring the Caribbean’s “island of flowers”

Renowned for its world-class beaches, ecotourism and historical sites, this tropical paradise exudes relaxation, making it the perfect destination to unwind and escape from everyday life

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The 1903 Frank Slide: In the shadow of the mountain

The story of Frank, Alta., the deadliest landslide in Canadian history and a town that endures

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Ottawa’s Pinhey sand dunes

The push to rehabilitate a remarkable ecosystem at the edge of Ottawa, the little known remnants of an ancient sea

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L’agriculture dans la Ceinture de verdure : cinq fermes d’Ottawa à visiter cet été

L’agriculture urbaine à l’honneur dans la région de la capitale nationale du Canada

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Deserts in Canada? A look at some of the country’s most desert-like landscapes

From the Osoyoos Desert in British Columbia to the world’s smallest “desert” in Yukon, here are five unique Canadian landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in another country

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Rum-runners’ island: The fascinating story of Canada’s southernmost point

Prohibition made life in America tough, but Lake Erie’s Middle Island offered respite

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Lodge at Bow Lake: A cozy retreat among the peaks

Recently renovated and renamed, the Lodge at Bow Lake (formerly Num-Ti-Jah Lodge) immerses guests in the history of Rocky Mountain exploration

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History

Celebrating 50 years of the Little NHL

After five decades, the Little Native Hockey League tournament continues to thrive as the largest Indigenous youth tournament in Ontario 

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Mapping

Mapping water flow in the Peace-Athabasca Delta 

While most of the delta lies within the federally protected Wood Buffalo National Park, activity outside the park could threaten its future

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People & Culture

Our Country: Chantal Petitclerc

The Quebec senator and former Paralympian on the joy of skiing in Kananaskis, Alta.

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Science & Tech

The light stuff: Canada’s aurora borealis

Shiny auroras will fly farther south over the next 18 months

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Wildlife Wednesday: can the mighty muskox survive its greatest test yet?

Plus: a sea lion and an octopus fight to the death, new luminescence discovered in sea cucumbers, volcanic winters may have caused dinosaur extinction, and the white bison gene is revealed.

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Un rappel à notre mémoire : souligner le 70e anniversaire de l’armistice de la Guerre de Corée

Le 27 juillet 1953, un armistice a été signé, mettant fin aux effusions de sang de la guerre de Corée – mais pas à la guerre elle-même. Depuis, des questions ont été soulevées quant à la commémoration du conflit au Canada et ailleurs.

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families bring the heat for challenge number three

The eight competing families explore ways to sustainably heat and cool their homes, from heat pumps to smart thermostats to geothermal systems

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People & Culture

Charmaine Parenteau and Jennifer Demers on the One Spirit Unity Run

The RCMP colleagues discuss the Canada-wide 5K fun run in the spirit of healing and reconciliation 

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Our Country: Jazmyn Canning and Crystal Drinkwalter on their off-grid cabin in the Maritimes

The YouTuber duo known as the Vanwives sing the praises of off-grid living in Nova Scotia

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Karen Pinchin discusses her new book and our history with bluefin tuna

The investigative journalist weaves a riveting tale of greed, obsession, science and hope for the future

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Wildlife Wednesday: do trees really use underground networks of fungi to talk?

Plus: Orca missing out on the fattiest fish, the happy decline of humpback whale song, the 3,000-year-old caribou calving grounds and B.C.’s crabby green-shelled army

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Wildlife Wednesday: the titanic ants that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: bald eagles take to farms, a wayward puffin shows up in New Brunswick, new study finds not all orca hunt the same, and a new approach to hatching salmon

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Wildlife Wednesday: bottlenose dolphins use “baby talk” to communicate with their young

Plus: investigating a mysterious golden eagle flight, rescuing abandoned piping plover eggs, running North America’s largest bug farm, and more.

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Up close with the penguins of the Arctic

What Wildlife Conservation Society Canada scientists discovered after examining a colony of thick-billed murres in Cape Parry, N.W.T.

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Indigenous women share their lives through storytelling project

The Ready2Listen campaign sees Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals across Canada tell their advocacy stories

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Rock, star: the fast life and tragic death of Teacup Rock

Remembering P.E.I’s iconic natural wonder after being washed away by Hurricane Fiona in the fall of 2022

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Seeds of change

What a small garden in Yellowknife signifies for Canada’s relationship with King Charles III

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Castleguard Cave recognized as a globally significant Key Biodiversity Area

Thanks to a sightless, translucent creature, Canada’s most famous cave is being recognized for its unique species and harsh ecosystem

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: how bees are helping to solve elephant-human conflict in Africa

Plus: cross-border salmon tension, a clue in the eastern wolf debate, the role of weather in bison migration and evidence a near-mythical wolf once roamed Canada

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Wolves exhibition opens at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Wolves! Shape-shifters in a Changing World unpacks the complex social lives of wolves through culture and science alongside stunning images by photographer Michelle Valberg 

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Wildlife Wednesday: B.C. big tree hunter finds “Canada’s most impressive tree”

Plus: wild pigs crossing into N.W.T, AI listening to bee buzz, bowhead whales breaking pregnancy records, and horseshoe crabs paying price for medicinal blood

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Wildlife Wednesday: mammoth meatballs and Tyrannosaurus lips!

Plus: the true history of horses in North America, herring spawning in new waters, and how to protect road-crossing salamanders 

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Would you trust a groundhog?

Celebrating Groundhog Day with wildlife expert Michael Runtz

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Wildlife Wednesday: do octopuses dream of underwater sheep?

Plus: Hvaldamir the spy whale, White Gladis the vengeful orca, the sparrows that switch part of their brain off, and the decayed giant washed up on P.E.I.

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Wildlife Wednesday: the monumental task of taking a polar bear to the vet

Plus: a mother orca’s burden, hope for sharks and rays, the link between salmon and wildflowers, and financially tracking the illegal wildlife trade

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Environment

First-of-its-kind project is helping Canadian cities transition to net zero

Launched by the University of Waterloo, The Municipal Net-Zero Action Research Partnership (N-ZAP) is developing resources to support municipalities in their climate action plans

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People & Culture

Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Walking at the end of the world

How a new pandemic walking route helped me process feelings around illness and isolation as a chronically ill person 

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Environment

Mapping 100 years of forest fires in Canada

How exceptional is Canada’s 2023 fire season? Unprecedented, according to a map of the past century of fire activity

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: John England

 The 2022 Massey medallist has dedicated his career to documenting environmental change in the Arctic

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Arctic fox “green thumb” effect on tundra can be seen from space

Plus: record-breaking polar bears in Churchill, problem-solving racoons in Vancouver, and the urban song sparrows-turned super dads.

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History

The surprising pieces of history inside King Charles III’s coronation carriage

A relic from the lost Franklin Expedition, along with other pieces of polar exploration history, will accompany King Charles III to his coronation

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People & Culture

Honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Paul Riopelle

A revered artist, Riopelle considered the Canadian wilderness to be his muse 

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Wildlife

Q&A: The masterminds behind the first grizzly rewilding program

CBC Gem documentary “Grizzly Rewild” follows five grizzlies raised in captivity as they’re reintroduced to a world without walls

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People & Culture

Great expectations: King Charles III and his commitment to Indigenous Peoples

King Charles III has shown that he is prepared to listen to — and learn from — Indigenous Peoples

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Washington cougar boldly swims where no cougar has swam before

Plus: Honey bees love a puzzle and the efforts to save bison in Saskatoon, caribou in Jasper and spotted owls in B.C.

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History

George Back: The expedition’s artist

The Canadian Arctic explorer’s evocative series of watercolours brings to life the beauty he experienced during a doomed overland trek to the Polar Sea

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Exploration

RCGS summer exhibit PRESSURE: James Cameron Into the Abyss opens at 50 Sussex

Canadian-born filmmaker and explorer James Cameron’s submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is the focal point of an exhibition aimed at inspiring the exploration and conservation of the ocean

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Artist Chris Cran’s Explore exhibition highlights Canadian explorers

Whyte Museum showcases prominent fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: 14 new pups born at Vancouver Island marmot “dream home”

Plus: “Poptart” the humpback whale spotted with newborn calf, world-record poison ivy found in Ontario, wing spots give monarch butterflies migration boost, and the ups-and-downs of mountain chickadee breeding

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Wildlife Wednesday: invasive “vampire fish” exploding across Great Lakes

Plus: following a whale fall, encountering a great white shark in New Brunswick, pushing to protect the marbled murrelet, and uncovering a fossilized fight to the death

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Wildlife Wednesday: Toronto Zoo animals threatened by wildlife smoke

Plus: Rapidly evolving cod, surprise science, two new bird monitoring stations and how to protect clams against extreme heat 

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Wildlife Wednesday: cage diving with great white sharks comes to Nova Scotia

Plus: Canada jay sibling rivalry, northern leopard frogs bounce back, waterfowl struggling in the prairies, and Pokémon Go meets wildlife in new mobile game

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The fright of a lifetime: Accidentally encountering a great white shark in Canada

Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark shares his experience coming face-to-face with one of the ocean’s top predators while scuba diving near Halifax, N.S.

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