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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

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

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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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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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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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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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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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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50 ans de multiculturalisme : nous le faisons bien, sauf quand nous ne le faisons pas

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, commentateur culturel et politique pour CBC et Buzzfeed, estime que le Canada réussit parfois, échoue souvent, mais continue d'essayer

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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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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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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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Travel

14 unique Canadian hotels you need to experience

Sometimes, the hotel is the destination

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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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Travel

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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Travel

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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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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People & Culture

Colour the Trails: Taking up space with Demiesha Dennis

Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series

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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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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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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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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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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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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

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

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

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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The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography

From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada’s geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

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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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Travel

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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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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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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Wildlife

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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People & Culture

Kakiniit: The art of Inuit tattooing

Inuit tattoos, or kakiniit, were once banned. Now they are worn with pride.

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People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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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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Travel

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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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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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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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Travel

Drive-in revival

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

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Mapping

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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People & Culture

Running into yourself with Filsan Abdiaman

Part of our Colour the Trails series.

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