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The Abbot Pass hut, an iconic mountain refuge, is dismantled — due to climate change

Built by Swiss guides high on the Continental Divide, a storied refuge will be dismantled just months ahead of its 100th birthday, a casualty of our warming planet

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Places

Charlie Angus on Cobalt, Ont. and the legacy of a mining boom

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Cobalt’s silver rush in the 1900s changed how mining was carried out in Canada and internationally — and not always for the better

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Interior view of Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Saskatchewan showing a variety of items for sale, including raw furs

Places

Inside the Saskatchewan grocery store that still trades furs

Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge is a living museum to northern Saskatchewan’s storied past

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Following an extensive renovation, the old downtown Ottawa train station has re-opened as the temporary home of the Senate of Canada. (Photo courtesy Senate of Canada)

Places

Ottawa landmark gets new life as temporary home for Senate of Canada

Inside the transformation of the old Ottawa train station into the “Red Chamber on Rideau”

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Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

Places

Winnipeg’s Portage and Main: At a crossroads

Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

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The HMCS Haida docked in Hamilton, Ontario

History

Honouring “Canada’s fightingest ship”

Why HMCS Haida became the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Gordon MacDonald on the Kinsol Trestle

People & Culture

The man who saved the Kinsol Trestle

Master carpenter Gordon Macdonald on restoring an iconic B.C. bridge, the value of heritage infrastructure, and why he's set his sights on the Antarctic

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George Hunter, photographer

People & Culture

Images of 20th-century Canada from the country’s most prolific photographer

George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

People & Culture

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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Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing

Exploration

New book introduces the unsung heroes of Arctic exploration

Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the “more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration” that the 21st century demands 

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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

Places

Cartographier l’histoire des pensionnats autochtones grâce à Google Earth

Première organisation canadienne à inscrire un contenu sur Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic propose, en collaboration avec le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation, une description approfondie du système des pensionnats autochtones.

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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

Places

Mapping Canada’s history of residential schools with Google Earth

As the first Canadian organization to launch a story with Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic, with the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, offers an in-depth look at the residential school system

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1916 letter from George Cantlie to daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers

People & Culture

A Canadian soldier’s “war flowers” and the resilience of the human spirit

War Flowers, a new exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum, tells the stories of Canadians in the First World War through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound

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Adrienne Clarkson

People & Culture

Interview with Adrienne Clarkson

The former governor general of Canada reflects on the challenges facing Canadian women today

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A replica Sopwith Pup biplane is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016

People & Culture

RCGS to bring educational resources to Vimy for 100th anniversary of battle

Replica biplanes, giant floor maps headed to France for Vimy Ridge centennial events 

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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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Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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Downtown Vancouver looking toward the North Shore Mountains circa 1936.

Places

Throwback Thursday: Vancouver then and now

A look at how the Canadian Geographical Journal covered Vancouver’s 50th birthday

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Environment

Roy MacGregor on the rivers that shaped our nation

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers

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Comfort Maple in Fenwick, Ont., fall colours

Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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River barge San Antonio Texas by Jennifer Fast

Travel

Exploring San Antonio, Texas’ historic treasure

Past and present blend seamlessly in this colourful cultural hub, home to missions and Tex-Mex

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The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

Travel

Six notable moments in the Château Frontenac’s 125-year history

As Quebec's grand railway hotel turns 125, we look back at some key political and pop culture moments that happened there

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First World War flying ace Joe Fall stands beside his biplane,

History

Never-before-published photos of First World War pilots

Photos of flying ace Joe Fall offer a rare glimpse at life during the Great War

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