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Alberta

Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa is the perfect place to partake of a longstanding mountain tradition

Travel

Alberta finally has a Nordic Spa—and its location is perfect

A Scandinavian tradition gets a Canadian spin at the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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Travel

Alberta Festivals

Sights to See

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Boreal forest landscape near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Environment

Alberta creates new provincial park, adding to world’s largest stretch of protected boreal forest

The newly created Birch River Wildland Park joins a network of parks preserving an area of boreal wilderness twice the size of Vancouver Island

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Métis, Indigenous, Alberta, West, settlement

Mapping

Exploring Alberta’s eight Métis settlements

These eight communities are the only recognized Métis land base in Canada

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Thanatotheristes

Science & Tech

New species of tyrannosaurus discovered in Alberta

Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years

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People & Culture

Travel

Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

Travel

Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Medicine Hat Speedway

Travel

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Three venues to explore

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Travel

Five relaxing spas in Alberta

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Chuckwagon racing

Travel

A hundred years of rodeo

Capturing the spirit of the Calgary Stampede on the eve of its centennial

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Science & Tech

Beef heifers being trained to use two emissions-measuring systems under grazing conditions at the Lacombe Research Centre

Science & Tech

Alberta scientists develop new way to measure methane emissions from cattle

The study ultimately aims to improve the long-term sustainability of the beef industry

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History

Happy Birthday! Queen Elizabeth II’s geographical connections to Canada

From noble mountains to local elementary schools, the Queen’s reign and the bonds she’s forged with Canadians are reflected across the map of Canada

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A petroglyph believed to symbolize the circle of life  (Photo: Callum Snape)

Travel

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park takes visitors back in time

First Nations history shines through petroglyphs and pictographs

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Travel

The Glacier Guide

Six ways to explore these icy wonders

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Travel

When coal was king

Drumheller’s Atlas coal mine takes visitors back in time

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boreal caribou female with calf

Wildlife

Threatened boreal caribou face uncertain future in Canada

Provinces are falling behind on their obligation to protect the caribou's forest habitat, report says

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climate change landscapes across canada

Environment

Photos: How climate change is transforming Canada

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Seven amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From documenting rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia to sonar-scanning B.C. waters for steam-era shipwrecks, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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History

A different sort of history: Painting Alberta’s First Nations

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Royal Alberta Museum, move,

Places

Photos: Inside the Royal Alberta Museum’s mammoth move

The Royal Alberta Museum has officially opened its downtown Edmonton building, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay

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Wildlife

Grizzly population doubles in part of Alberta

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Wildlife

Endangered sage grouse makes small comeback in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Ecologists attribute the increase to mild winter weather

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A wolverine climbs through a non-lethal hair trap, which helps scientists collect wolverine DNA

Wildlife

Wolverine: Endangered Species

Once roaming across North America, the wolverine is now a rare sight

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Still images from a livestream of a grey jay nest

Wildlife

Alberta livestream offers rare glimpse into a grey jay’s nest

Grey jay hatchlings expected by mid-April

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Mapping

Canadian mapmakers celebrate wins at international map design competition

Four Canadian map entries have been recognized by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society in the 2020 Map Design Competition

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Wildlife

Slippery business

Albertans asked to help track earthworms

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Wildlife

Greater sage-grouse faces grim future, say scientists

An emergency order to protect Canada’s rarest bird may come too late

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People & Culture

Alberta geography professor wins RCGS’ Massey Medal

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baby bison calf Banff national park

Wildlife

Alberta bison celebrate a wild Mother’s Day for the first time in 140 years

The Banff National Park project seeks to reintegrate the keystone species into the natural ecosystem

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People & Culture

In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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UAlberta researchers compiled the full genome of the bighorn sheep using its domestic cousin as a reference point. (Photo: Joshua Miller)

Wildlife

Bighorn sheep genome sequenced

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Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

Environment

The climate change connection to the west’s devastating fire season

Why are conditions so favourable for wildfires this year?

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mountain ridge snow trees

Environment

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate

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An illustration of Paul Brandt and his child holding up a fish

People & Culture

Our Country: Paul Brandt

The country musician reminisces about family connections and nature on Alberta’s Bow River

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Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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Science & Tech

Predicting the storm

How computers are replacing humans to forecast the weather

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People & Culture

Canadian wins Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Q&A with 10-year-old Josiah Launstein of Pincher Creek Alberta, who was recently named Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year by Outdoor Photography Magazine

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Wildlife

Tribes from US & Canada sign treaty to restore bison to Great Plains

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Wildlife

10 surprising facts about Canada’s wildlife

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People & Culture

Q&A with astrophotographer Alan Dyer

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Science & Tech

Kinder Morgan submits plan to expand Trans Mountain pipeline

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Science & Tech

Alternative fuel sources get put to the test at Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Categories for hydrogen and battery-electric cars attract teams interested in shaping the future of fuel 

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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Wildlife

5 endangered species the Calgary Zoo has saved from extinction

The Vancouver Island marmot, burrowing owl, greater sage-grouse and northern leopard frog are thriving again thanks to the zoo’s efforts 

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Wildlife

Could cancer have killed the dinosaurs?

Canadian researchers have found the first case of malignant bone cancer in a dinosaur

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Teen and dog in canoe

People & Culture

Commuting via canoe: A Canmore teen’s two-month trip to work

15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan

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Science & Tech

Energy use in Canada

Where and how we live affect how much energy we consume. Here’s what Canada would look like if the provinces and territories were scaled to represent the amount of energy they use.

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An exhibit within the newly opened Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum. (Photo: Guillaume Nolet)

History

5 dino finds from the Peace Region

Significant discoveries that have been made in northern Alberta

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Steve, atmospheric phenomenon

Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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Wildlife

Qamanirjuaq caribou are adapting to earlier spring, but that might not stop their decline

A key barren-ground caribou herd is adapting to changes in food availability caused by climate change, says new research from the University of Alberta

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