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Walking the wild way: Algonquin to Adirondacks

Following in the footsteps of Alice the moose on the A2A “Pilgrimage for Nature” Trail

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The hatchery crutch: How we got here

From their beginnings in the late 19th century, salmon hatcheries have gone from cure to band-aid to crutch. Now, we can’t live without manufactured fish. 

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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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History

Excerpt: 305 Lost Buildings of Canada

Raymond Biesinger and Alex Bozikovic uncover the legacies of buildings from across that country that are now gone but still have something to say

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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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History

The Queen and Canada: A Platinum Jubilee timeline

Noteworthy occasions in a lifetime of service between Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth country she has visited more than any other

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Wildlife

Guardians of the glacial past

How ‘maas ol, the spirit bear, connects us to the last glacial maximum of the Pacific Northwest 

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Travel

Cloud wine: heli-touring the vineyards of the South Okanagan

A couple’s guide to taking in the wine, food and unique desert scenery of Osoyoos

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Exploration

The 2022 Expedition Insider

A behind-the-scenes look at the adventures and discoveries of the passionate explorers funded by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Travel

In search of self-care: Exploring B.C.’s South Island Spirit Loop

A tired mom’s quest for rest on a solo road trip around southern Vancouver Island

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Travel

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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Quebec

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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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Environment

Farming a changing sea

Struggle and success in Atlantic Canada, where aquaculturists strive to overcome climate change and contamination while chasing a sustainable carbon footprint 

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Travel with Dr. Jean: Preparing for takeoff

From compression socks to a proper backpack, there are some travel items that you should never forget as a senior traveller. But don’t worry, Dr. Jean has you covered.   

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Travel

Bermuda: The perfect island getaway

Complete with historic towns, picturesque beaches and breathtaking scenery, Bermuda is the perfect escape with plenty to do and an endless amount to see 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wildlife

Bioacoustics: What nature’s sounds can tell us about the health of our world

Recording the soundscapes of our ecosystems is a burgeoning field that allows researchers to better decode what the Earth is saying. But are we listening?  

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History

Cobalt: Reclaiming the ancient Indigenous silver mining trade

Long before an amateur prospector struck it rich near Cobalt Lake in northern Ontario, local Indigenous nations mined and traded silver. It’s time to set the record straight on the “discovery” of Canada’s immense resource wealth.

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Wildlife

Comprendre le comportement animal est essentiel pour la conservation de la biodiversité

En comprenant pourquoi les animaux se comportent comme ils le font, nous pouvons mieux les protéger tout en sensibilisant les gens à leur statut précaire

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Travel

Cat skiing vs heli-skiing: Which one should top your bucket list?

It’s like comparing champagne to prosecco, but both will forever change the way you view skiing

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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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Travel

14 unique Canadian hotels you need to experience

Sometimes, the hotel is the destination

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Travel

5 ways to soak in Vancouver’s nature if you’re not outdoorsy

You don’t have to be an outdoor thrill-seeker to see all that Vancouver has to offer

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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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Travel

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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Travel

7 of the best winter drives in Canada

The nation’s coolest road trips — literally

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Travel

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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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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Places

Farming the Greenbelt: five farms to visit in Ottawa

Celebrating urban agriculture in Canada’s national capital region

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Exploration

Sleeping giant: Inside the Mount Meager volcano

Something melted a hole through the glacier above the Mount Meager Volcano in 2016. A perilous expedition ventured deep inside the cave to find out, did the volcano wake up? 

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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

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

5 Canadian artists addressing Canada’s increasingly threatened landscapes 

A century after the Group of Seven became famous for an idealized vision of Canadian nature, contemporary artists are incorporating environmental activism into work that highlights Canada’s disappearing landscapes 

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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

Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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Exploration

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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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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Environment

The research project trying to find every tornado in Canada

Tracking the country’s extreme weather events to answer the question: are storms getting worse?

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Wildlife

Canadian-Slovak photographer Martin Gregus wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio award

Gregus received the Rising Star Portfolio Award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Canadian Geographic caught up with him for the story behind the photos.

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Exploration

Documentary filmmakers find 1895 steamship wreck in Lake Huron

Yvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick set out to make a documentary about invasive quagga mussels in the Great Lakes. Along the way, they found the wreck of what is likely the steamship Africa, last seen on a stormy October night in 1895.

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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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