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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

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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

Kids

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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A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883 (Photo: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, A4365)

History

Toward a Métis homeland

As Canada embarks on a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Métis are still without territory to call their own

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Canadian Geographic Education's Vimy Ridge trench map in Arras

Kids

Canadian Geographic Education commemorates Vimy Ridge centennial in France with EF Tours

Nearly 9,000 Canadian high school students explored giant floor maps of Vimy Ridge and the western front over two days

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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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New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

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History

“That never happened:” Film reveals the hidden history of Canada’s First World War internment operations

Between 1914 and 1920, some 5,000 ethnic Ukrainians were imprisoned in Canadian internment camps. A new documentary tells their stories. 

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que.;

History

Canadian Geographic looks back at the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918

New multimedia project will examine the social and political impact of the flu on Canada, and how experts are preparing for the next pandemic 

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People & Culture

Q&A: Filmmaker Viveka Melki on war and the healing power of storytelling

"The point of all this is to make history intimate" 

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A port passed by

How Port Moody, B.C., missed out on becoming one of the world’s great harbours  

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

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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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Plan of Melville Island

Mapping

The little-known history of Halifax’s island hoosegow

Today it’s home to a yacht club, but two centuries ago Melville Island was packed with prisoners, not boats

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St-Viateur is famous for its Montreal-style bagels

Travel

A tale of two bagels

Alex Hutchinson goes inside the friendly rivalry between two titans of the Montreal-style bagel to figure out the secret of the doughy snack’s allure

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(Map: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, Carte Réduite du Golphe de St. Laurent, 1754, Library and Archives Canada, NMC 25295)

Mapping

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and the cartography of cod

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin’s 18th-century map reveals how the pursuit of the humble fish helped shape the nation

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

Travel

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 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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Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

Travel

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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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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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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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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