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5 reasons to visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Celebrating a century of outdoor entertainment, species diversity and miles of picturesque hiking trails

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People & Culture

Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

People & Culture

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awards two Kamookak Medals

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known

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Yannick Bisson illustration by Micaela Blondin

People & Culture

“Murdoch Mysteries” star Yannick Bisson shares his favourite place in Canada

How a magical spot in Ontario’s Kawartha region captured the CBC star’s heart

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Sylvia Maracle at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres main office in Toronto

People & Culture

Interview: Celebrating 50 years of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Sylvia Maracle, executive director of the federation, discusses the organization’s past successes and challenging future ahead

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Tanya Talaga illustration by Mary McPherson

People & Culture

Our Country: Tanya Talaga’s favourite place in Canada

The award-winning author and journalist on her connections to the shores of Lake Superior at the Fort William First Nation, Ont.

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Gordon Lightfoot illustration by Robert Carter for Canadian Geographic

People & Culture

Gordon Lightfoot’s favourite place in Canada

The ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ balladeer recalls his childhood exploits in Orillia, Ont., and the surrounding lake country

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7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

Connect with Canada’s past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation’s capital

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Travel

Nine things to discover in the Thousand Islands

From outdoor adventure to world-class theatre, here are nine reasons to plan a getaway to the Thousand Islands

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Travel

A Haliburton hideaway

Tucked away on private property in Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands, the Woods Parka Lodge is a cozy winter escape 

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Travel

Toronto’s CN Tower unveils a new view

The Tower’s renovated observation deck features new dining options and a free informative app — but it’s still all about the view

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Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls aerial photo

Travel

Making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge

The ultimate hotel-meets-waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont., delivers on a complete family getaway

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Travel

Inside the Broadview Hotel, east Toronto’s hip, historic hot spot

A 19th-century landmark gets a luxurious, thoroughly modern facelift

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A 2017 map of mining claims in the Ring of Fire. Map by Chris Brackley

Environment

What’s at stake in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands in northern Ontario contain one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada. Now, the region’s economy and environment stand on the brink of massive transformation.

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Places

How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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A Fowler's toad

Wildlife

Hibernation habits of Ontario toad hold climate change clues

For the past 140 years, Fowler's toads have been slowly shortening their underground winter hibernation

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Students on Canada's Coolest School Trip

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives on the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Highlights from the first day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Shining Falls in the boreal forest

Environment

Pimachiowin Aki is Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 29,040-square-kilometre swath of boreal forest on the Manitoba-Ontario border is the first World Heritage Site in Canada to be recognized for both its cultural and natural significance

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Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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Marijuana plant at Tweed Inc.

People & Culture

Photos: Inside a medical marijuana grow operation

Take a look behind the scenes at one of Canada's largest producers of medical marijuana

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Diver Tyler Boelens glides beneath the ice of Georgian Bay

Exploration

Freediving under the ice of Georgian Bay

“It’s kind of what I imagine outer space to be like”

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Poppies in Cobourg, Ont

People & Culture

Cobourg, Ont. resident campaigns for 100 cities to plant poppies

Poppies planted in Canadian cities to mark the centenary of the First World War

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Students working at the Vale Living With Lakes Centre prepare for field sampling

Places

Mine rehab

Once a notorious sulphur emitter, Sudbury is becoming a world leader in ecological restoration research

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