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Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Canada's Coolest School Trip at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

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Stepping back in time to the 19th century with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from day three of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip goes whitewater rafting

On the final day of Canada's Coolest School Trip, the students went whitewater rafting, rode the Jasper SkyTram and soaked in the Miette Hot Springs

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners enjoy invasive species battles, gunfire and West Coast delicacies

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Quebec students teach their school about recycling and composting

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Announcing the winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2020

Congratulations to the students of Butler Elementary School from Bedford, Que.

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The RCGS announces Nikon Canada as its Official Photography Partner

Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners announced

A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip

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Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip announced

One lucky class of young teenagers is heading to Jasper National Park, all expenses paid, as part of this year’s Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Riding Mountain National Park

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip kicks off in Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day one of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019

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Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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Survivor: The story of Phyllis Webstad and Orange Shirt Day

Phyllis Webstad turns her residential school experience into a powerful tool for reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day

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This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

Environment

Climate change is transforming Canada’s mountains

A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems

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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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History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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Alberta ministers and leaders stand together holding copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

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Alberta government to distribute Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to schools province-wide

The Alberta government has announced a plan to provide every junior and high school with a copy of the atlas

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

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Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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L’Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada, SGRC, 50 Promenade Sussex, Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Inuits, Premières Nations et Métis.

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La SGRC, en partenariat avec les organismes des premières nations, des Inuits et des Métis, prévoit créer l’Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada

Ce projet multiplateforme et ambitieux, lancé par les peuples autochtones, sera un outil d’éducation et de réconciliation.

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Reflecting on Canada Day

Reimagine Canada Day will give Ottawa residents the chance to reflect, learn — and reimagine — following the discovery in the past month of hundreds of children's bodies on the former sites of residential schools

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

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The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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History

The Queen and Canada: A Platinum Jubilee timeline

Noteworthy occasions in a lifetime of service between Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth country she has visited more than any other

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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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Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

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Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final

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Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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Jacob Burnley, Spencer Zhao and Kyle Richardson represented Canada at the National Geographic World Championship

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Team Canada’s showdown in St. Petersburg 

The behind-the-scenes story of how Team Canada captured the silver medal in a thrilling tiebreaker at the 2013 National Geographic World Championship

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Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip building a teepee in Riding Mountain National Park

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Bison, teepees and black bears: Canada’s Coolest School Trip takes a deeper dive into Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day two of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip says goodbye

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip begins

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Jasper National Park

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip ventures into Maligne Canyon

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest launches

Tell every teacher and grade 8/secondaire 2 class about this amazing and educational travel opportunity

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Looking back on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Whale watching and fishing on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Exploring Vieux Québec with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip explores skywalks, glaciers

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Finding remote waterfalls with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Following along on Day 2 of the Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019

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Team Canada ready to compete in the 2019 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition

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Team Canada set to compete in the virtual 2021 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students prepare to represent Canada in a virtual global geography competition

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Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site at Fort Rodd Hill, B.C..

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners head to B.C.

From visiting historical sites to watching orcas, it was an unforgettable experience for this Grade 8 class

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Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Environment

Eight facts about water in Canada

How much do you know about Canada’s water — where it comes from and how it’s used?

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History

Who won the War?

Soldiers, descendants of Loyalists and history buffs recreate a battle to demonstrate why the War of 1812 is still important today.

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Day one in Cape Breton for Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Introducing the 2020 Can Geo Challenge national finalists

Young geographers are preparing for a busy weekend of quizzes, virtual fieldwork, and a live-streamed national final

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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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David Bird talks Pocket Birds of Canada handbook

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Minister Catherine McKenna hosting Canada’s first town hall on climate change

Environment

Catherine McKenna talks climate change

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change discusses Canada's energy mix, wildlife conservation and personal carbon emissions

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

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

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A view of the presiding table at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992

Environment

A brief history of Canada’s climate change agreements

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Mapping

Nine artworks that reveal the history and perils of exploring Canada’s North

Notable works capture the danger and drama of Arctic exploration

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

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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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