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The pumpjack is an iconic symbol of oil in the West.

Science & Tech

13+ things you didn’t know about energy

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada?

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english Bay, Vancouver

Science & Tech

How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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CHIME telescope, space, radio burst, discovery

Science & Tech

A Canadian discovery: Repeating fast radio burst from space detected in British Columbia

For the first time, Canadian researchers working with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope have discovered a fast radio burst (FRB) that is repeating in regular 16-day intervals

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Labrador — Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric generating facility

Science & Tech

Aboriginal hydropower

Navigating the the collaborative future between First Nations and the Canadian hydro industry

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The Chaudiere Falls in Ottawa

Science & Tech

Canada’s hydroelectric potential

Canada has about 160,000 megawatts of untapped hydro power. How can we access it?

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British Columbia

exploration

A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

Wildlife

What is a nudibranch? Meet the “high fashion models” of the ocean depths

The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond

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Exploration

Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Wildlife

People & Culture

People & Culture

Excerpt from British Columbia in Flames: Stories from a Blazing Summer

'You don’t get over a fire as big as the Elephant Hill fire in a hurry.'

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People & Culture

Excerpt from Slashburner: Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

Slashburner publishes Sept. 19, 2020

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People & Culture

How the British Trans-Arctic Expedition made the first crossing of the Arctic Ocean

Dr. Ken Hedges, Honourary Colonel and RCGS Fellow, recounts his amazing experience traversing the top of the world on the expedition’s anniversary

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A mountain range in BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Following the Good River

Following the Good River is a biography of Cecil Paul's life as one North American’s more prominent Indigenous leaders.

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People & Culture

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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Environment

Travel

Articles

Kids

Energy IQ tour kicks off in British Columbia

The second Energy IQ tour will bring energy awareness to six schools in southern British Columbia

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

Mapping

When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays, site of a lengthy battle over a proposed ski resort

Environment

The Supreme Court sides with B.C.’s Jumbo ski resort. What does that mean for sacred places in Canada?

With its ruling in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has shown that Indigenous groups cannot use the Charter's freedom of religion clause to protect lands they consider sacred

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The French town of Chamonix as seen from the top of the Vertical Kilometre

Travel

Mist-shrouded peaks and macchiatos: A summer sojourn in the Alps

Testing Columbia Sportswear's newest gear in the birthplace of mountain climbing 

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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University at Buffalo PhD candidate Alia Lesnek at a sampling site on Suemez Island. Photo: Jason Briner

People & Culture

First North American peoples may have arrived by sea, study finds

Researchers studying the history of ice sheets around northern British Columbia found that a coastal migration route may have been a pathway to North America 

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A grizzly with two cubs (Photo: Michelle Valberg/CanGeo Photo Club)

Wildlife

B.C. bears could face tough winter

Bears could be facing a tough winter after an early berry season and a fall salmon run that was projected to be low.

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Transient killer whale jumping

Environment

Proposal to reopen commercial seal hunt in B.C. could have consequences for transient killer whales

A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor

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Japanese tea house and gardens

People & Culture

Reimagining Canada’s first Japanese tea house

Eighty years after looting destroyed a storied Japanese tea house, a community is committed to redress the historical injustice

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The Aurora Explorer chugs along the B.C. coast

Travel

What it’s like to sail aboard a working freight boat

Marine Link owner Guy Adams talks about the company’s main attraction

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One of the footprints being prepared for transportation

History

Footprints found in B.C. may be North America’s oldest

Footprints found on a remote British Columbia island might be the oldest ones ever discovered in North America.

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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People & Culture

5 reasons Canadian wines are unique

The world has a lot of wine. Here's part of what makes Canada's product so special

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

A crucial piece: B.C. joined confederation 150 years ago today.

British Columbia joined Confederation 150 years ago. But it almost didn’t happen.

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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Grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Wildlife

Walking British Columbia’s “Bear Highway”

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White-throated sparrow

Wildlife

How a new birdsong “went viral” across Canada

A long-term study of white-throated sparrows in Canada found that the birds have mysteriously changed their tune

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Wildlife

Hummingbirds continue to diversify and adapt to different ecological niches

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Wildlife

Death of a whale

When one of the few remaining females of reproductive age in the southern resident population of North Pacific killer whales was found dead near Comox B.C. in 2014, an investigation was launched. The results highlight the challenges of protecting our most iconic marine mammals.

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Fishermen aboard the Marion Michelle on Osoyoos Lake set out their nets for sockeye salmon

Wildlife

The return of sockeye salmon

A project to bring more sockeye salmon back to Osoyoos Lake, B.C. is showing encouraging results

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A wolf stands on a rock

Wildlife

Excerpt from Takaya: The Lone Wolf

An enchanting and evocative look at the unique relationship between a solitary, island-dwelling wolf and a renowned wildlife photographer

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two pink salmon with green faces splash in a river

Wildlife

Wild salmon restoration and protection projects receive funding

The goal is to help rejuvenate and restore the habitats of salmon across B.C.

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Wildlife

Raven deaths remain a mystery

Dozens of paralyzed ravens and crows were recently found in British Columbia — all have since died

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Wildlife

Is climate change threatening B.C.’s sockeye salmon?

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Gibraltar Macaque

Wildlife

The mysterious macaques of Gibraltar

Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe

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Glaciers in the White Mantle Range of the Coast Mountains, near Knight Inlet, British Columbia.

History

Throwback Thursday: Glacier retreat in the Canadian Cordillera

Canada's glaciers have been consistently retreating since 1887, and if current climate trends are any indication, they're not going to stop retreating any time soon.

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mapping acadian migration

History

Mapping the Acadian deportations

In 1755 all Acadians who wouldn't declare allegiance to Britain were ordered to leave Nova Scotia. Here's where they went.

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the 8 stamps that make up the Bears series from Canada Post

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic and Canada Post launch Bears, a new stamp series

The set features photography of Canada’s bear species by Robert Postma and Can Geo Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg

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Environment

Tree rings reveal stories of the past

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Travel

Slip sliding away

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a chiller thriller for skiers of all stripes

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Food from the Louisbourg gardens helped feed the soldiers, fishermen, merchants, artisans and servants who lived there

Travel

Louisbourg celebrates 300 

300 years ago, it was the bastion of French commerce and culture in North America. Celebrating the anniversary of the Fortress of Louisbourg in words and pictures.

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Travel

Columbia Trail Flash line

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jacket coat Columbia winter waterproof

Travel

Warm, waterproof and breathable: Columbia’s new insulated jacket impresses

Senior editor Harry Wilson tries out Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

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Travel

Join us: Photography workshop in the Bugaboo mountains with Neil Ever Osborne

With the majestic Bugaboo Spires as your backdrop, this August workshop with Canadian Mountain Holidays will allow you to create images that have a purpose

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Travel

Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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2017 editors' favourite gear

Travel

Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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boots leather winter Columbia

Travel

Gear review: Casual footwear options for winter weather

Columbia's Davenport PDX Waterproof Omni-Heat Boot and Vulc Camp 4 Winter Shoe

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The Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket.

Travel

Columbia’s well-tailored and high-performance parka

Editor Aaron Kylie calls the Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket a "masterpiece"

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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jill heinerth, explorer-in-residence, b.c., education tour

Kids

“We are all Explorers” educational tour reaches B.C.

Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth is in British Columbia this week visiting schools and talking about her experiences as a diver

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Mapping

Excerpt of new book Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

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