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Our Country: Heather O’Neill on the McGill University campus

The award-winning author recalls her past and recent adventures around the McGill University campus

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Environment

Spotlight on conservation: Fitzpatrick Island, Quebec

Thanks in part to a donation from Kruger Products, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, in collaboration with Kebaowek First Nation, is protecting this ecologically significant island in the Ottawa River

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People & Culture

Our Country: Jean-Michel Blais on his hometown of Nicolet, Quebec

The ground-breaking pianist and composer on growing up in Nicolet and seeing the potential for what the town could become

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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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History

Grosse Île: Canada’s quarantine island

During the mass Irish migration to Canada 175 years ago, some 100,000 people passed through the quarantine island — and more than 5,000 died there

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The Essential Itinerary: Quebec’s Eastern Townships

The formula for a memorable three days in les Cantons de l’Est? Ski, spa, sip, repeat

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Quebec’s newest provincial park is stunning in the winter

An early look at Parc national d’Opémican, the latest park to join Quebec’s extensive network of protected places

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Travel

Making tracks in Mauricie

Experience the authentic winter heart of Quebec, where snow sets the pace

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Environment

The storm of the century

20 years on, a look back at the Ice Storm of January 1998, one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history

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General James Murray's map of the St. Lawrence, 1763. Library and Archives Canada, NMC 135035

Mapping

General James Murray’s massive mapping mission

A look at the cartographic gem commissioned 250 years ago by Quebec’s military governor

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Travel

Is there a terroir for maple syrup?

We know weather influences the taste and quality of Canada's national condiment, but some producers say geography plays a role as well 

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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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Science & Tech

Video tour of world’s first commercial cubic farming facility

Canadian Geographic visits the Urban Barns facility to see how it all works

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Travel

This Mont-Tremblant hotel takes “dog-friendly” to a new level

It’s a dog’s life at Domaine Summum, a boutique hotel in western Quebec that caters to canines

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Justin Barbour pulls his canoe upstream with his dog Saku in it

Travel

Gear Review: Justin Barbour puts a MEC life jacket to the ultimate test

The adventurer behind the Man and Dog expedition puts a life jacket through its paces in the Labrador and northern Quebec wilderness

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Travel

Going out on a high note

For those about to rock, here’s everything you need to know about the Festival d’été de Québec, Canada’s largest outdoor music festival

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Travel

Exploring Montreal’s Jewish food scene

Whether it’s the old classics or classy newcomers, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to Montreal’s Jewish food scene

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Photos: Living on Eeyou Istchee

The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.

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Travel

A look at Scandinave Spa Mont‑Tremblant’s new expansion

Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec’s most famous ski resort 

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Travel

Discovering the unexpected joy of winter driving

On an excursion in Quebec with Ford, our writer discovers winter driving can be a pleasure — in the right vehicle

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Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

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Seven must-see sites for cyclists on Quebec’s Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont

Discover the New France of Samuel de Champlain on this scenic cycling route along the St. Lawrence River

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The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

Travel

Weekending like a pro in Lac Beauport, Quebec

With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain

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Travel

Three unique cold-weather activities to try in Charlevoix

Beat the blues this winter with a fun, off-beat vacation in Quebec’s Charlevoix region

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Sea kayaks on the Saguenay fjord

Travel

Five must-try outdoor activities in Quebec’s Saguenay region

From sea kayaking to via ferrata, this area was made for adventure seekers

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Tombstones representing each of Canada's 51 endangered caribou herds set up outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada in Gatineau, Que. May 1st, 2018

Wildlife

Quebec First Nations step in to help save Val-d’Or caribou herd

The federal government has committed $1.26 million over five years for First Nations-led projects to preserve the endangered herd 

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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Places

The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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Mist rises from the Kipawa River, framed by frosty trees

Places

A sneak peek at Quebec’s newest provincial park

Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history

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Exploration

Canoeing the untouched wilderness of the Labrador Peninsula

Justin Barbour and his dog, Saku, will travel 1,700 kilometres from the North West River in Labrador across remote northern Quebec to the shores of Hudson Bay

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People & Culture

Crowdsourced art on Canadian identity

More than 800 sketches from across the country have been collected into a larger artwork on Canadian identity

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