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10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Engage your curiosity and fuel your imagination with a visit to one of these top Canadian treasure troves

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Environment

Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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Environment

My relationship with nature: It’s complicated

Experts tackle our difficult relationship with nature in panel discussions hosted by Nature Conservancy of Canada 

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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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Opabinia

Environment

Canadian Museum of Nature launches virtual reality tour of ancient ocean

Explore the prehistoric ocean, with David Attenborough as your guide

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Three hikers stand with arms around each other looking at a waterfall

Environment

We need the wild — and it needs us

The author, conservationist and nature-deficit expert Richard Louv on the importance of connecting with the natural world

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Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

Science & Tech

Celebrating Canadian women trailblazers in science

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science

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Science & Tech

Two entomologist pose with their technical equipment and fossil insects

Science & Tech

Bug news! World-renowned Canadian entomologists fund Canadian Museum of Nature visiting scientist program

After 50-plus years of fieldwork and education, Drs. Stewart and Jarmila Peck will support the next generation of biodiversity researchers

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Nature Nocturne

Science & Tech

How museums are getting their groove back

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Science & Tech

Canadian Museum of Nature festival brings the Arctic to the south

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Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency announces final 17 astronaut candidates

The final stage of a recruitment process that began almost a year ago with 3,700+ applicants has begun

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La « tente laboratoire » et le presse-spécimen au camp de recherche du projet sur la flore  arctique (Arctic Flora Project) à la rivière Soper

Science & Tech

A new catalogue of Arctic plants is revealing a changing North

Scientists currently have little understanding of the impacts of climate change on Arctic flora, but a group of Canadian researchers is working to change that

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Articles

British and French airmen fly over the monument prior to the opening of the service

History

Vimy Canadian Memorial photo essay

A trip back in time to the memorial’s dedication

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People & Culture

Two people watch a video at the UNCEDED exhibit

People & Culture

Indigenous design subject of new exhibit at Canadian Museum of History

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land features 18 of North America’s foremost Indigenous architects and designers

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The Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Photo courtesy CMHR)

People & Culture

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The building's design has provoked both admiration and confusion. Get full details from this knowledgeable tour guide.

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Alex Trebek stands on a lawn with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society headquarters in the background

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in photos

A collection of photos showcase Alex Trebek's contributions to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society during his life

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Letterkenny

People & Culture

The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography

From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada’s geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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History

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the Franklin find

An unabridged Q&A about historic significance, benefits to the north and what the future holds

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Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature

People & Culture

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery opens at Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature unveils its newest gallery, devoted to Canada's Far North

People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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

Places

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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Environment

Canadian Museum of Nature recruits citizen scientists to record data on Arctic plants

Expedition Arctic Botany will allow curious members of the public to explore the plants of the Arctic region without leaving home, while contributing to our understanding of Arctic ecosystems

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Environment

Richard Louv on the importance of reconnecting with nature

A new book aims to solve nature-deficit disorder and reconnect kids with the natural world

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Environment

Access to nature critical to coping with COVID-19 pandemic

A Nature Conservancy Canada poll finds spending time in nature is more important than ever

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Environment

Museum of Nature gardens bring Canada’s biodiversity to Ottawa

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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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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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Mapping

The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

People & Culture

Exhibition traces the evolution of armour, from the Renaissance to Hollywood

Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time

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Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link from the International Space Station) talk to students at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Kids

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques launches a new educational initiative — from space

The Exploring Earth project also involves Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar and aims to inspire students to learn about Earth’s landforms and natural processes from space

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Travel

Churchill photo tour

Take a walk with photo editor Jessica Finn and associate editor Michela Rosano as they explore Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season on assignment for Canadian Geographic

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People & Culture

Coast-to-coast-to-coast Canadian expedition sets sail

The Canada C3 expedition aims to connect Canadians through arts, science, culture and education during a five-month journey around the country

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The Queen and a man walking with Lake Louise in the background

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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A black-and-white photo of a film maker looks through the lens of his camera

People & Culture

Matt LeMay is Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence

The new program affirms CanGeo's commitment to visual storytelling, supporting big ideas on the big screen

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Wildlife

Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes colourful frogs

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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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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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People & Culture

Astronauts attending the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

The best of the best images of Canadian wildlife from the annual competition hosted by Canadian Geographic in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature

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David Morrison, Canadian Museum of History, Massey Medal, RCGS

People & Culture

Canadian Museum of History’s Dr. David Morrison awarded the RCGS Massey Medal

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from February

Here's a bit of what the RCGS got up to last month

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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Alex Trebek stands on a stage with Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni remember Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek's involvement in the Canadian Geographic Challenge and International Geographic Olympiad inspired generations of young learners

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History

Operation Husky: The Agira Canadian War Cemetery

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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History

The stunning illustrated maps of early cartographer Wilfrid Flood

You don't often see Canadian maps like this anymore

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People & Culture

Bill Lishman to create huge outdoor iceberg sculpture for Museum of Nature

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People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadians in cinema

Happy National Canadian Film Day! Here's some fun facts about Canadians in cinema

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People & Culture

Q&A with Merna Forster about women on Canadian banknotes

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Wildlife

Museum of Nature showcases fish x-rays exhibit

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History

New art exhibitions explore the First World War’s historical significance

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Part of the World Press Photo 14 exhibition

People & Culture

World Press Photo 14 exhibition opens today at the Canadian War Museum

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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History

Celebrating 100 years of the Group of Seven

Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

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