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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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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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grey jay sculpture Market Square Saint John by Phil Savage

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Grey jay sculpture installed in Saint John, N.B. marketplace

Sculpture of nine grey jays commemorates Canada 150 and New Brunswick's natural heritage

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Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

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L’histoire de Thirteen Moons (Treize lunes), une nouvelle œuvre d’Alex Janvier

La nouvelle œuvre du célèbre artiste autochtone Alex Janvier est une peinture murale circulaire inspirée par le calendrier lunaire traditionnel. En voici l’histoire.

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Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

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The story behind “Thirteen Moons,” a new work by Alex Janvier

Celebrated Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's new work is a circular mural inspired by the traditional lunar calendar. Here's how it came to be.

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Col. Chris Hadfield in the bridge of the Soviet-era icebreaker, Capitan Khlebnikov. Canadian High Arctic.

Travel

Photos: Across the Arctic with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Paul Colangelo shares images from his time exploring the North with the first Canadian to walk in space

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Sarah McLachlan illustration by Camila Pacheco

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Sarah McLachlan’s favourite place in Canada

The renowned Canadian songstress waxes lyrical about her love for Tofino, B.C.

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

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The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Travel

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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Still from the Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute by Historica Canada

People & Culture

Watch the first-ever Inuktitut Heritage Minute

The latest Heritage Minute from Historica Canada profiles Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak and is the first to be produced in three different languages

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An 1825 watercolour of an unnamed bay on Lake Superior during a storm

History

Lake Superior through history, as portrayed by artists

The greatest of the Great Lakes has captivated painters since before Confederation

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Septentrionalium terrarum descriptio, Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), 1613. Baldwin Collection of Canadiana, Toronto Public Library

Mapping

Toronto exhibition celebrates maps as works of art

Art of Cartography exhibit at the Toronto Public Library features visually stunning maps from the 15th through the 19th centuries

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Jerry Whitehead

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Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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