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Colouring book featuring the photography of Michelle Valberg on newsstands now

Colouring Canada features 26 greyscale photographs shot by Canadian Geographic's Photographer-in-Residence 

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Places

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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Andy McKinnon

Places

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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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Common sea star Mingan Archipelago

Places

The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes colourful frogs

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Travel

Travel

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton Island fills with festivals and fun

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Rick Sokoloff leads riders along the Trapp Family Lodge’s bike trails

Travel

Mountain biking in Vermont

Hitting the trails with the Stowe Mountain Biking Club

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Travel

One City: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Enjoy the victuals and vistas on the Orford Express, take in the wares of downtown and tackle the nearby ski hills of the Eastern Townships

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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Travel

How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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People & Culture

10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo’s Photo Club

From misty mornings to bright fall foliage, these photos highlight the beauty of the season

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Choropleth map of Canada showing distribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian population across census divisions

Mapping

RCGS releases new map in solidarity with Ukraine

Map shows the distribution of people of Ukrainian descent across Canada, highlighting the deep connection between the two countries

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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People & Culture

Laughing with the locals

Comedian Jonny Harris, of Still Standing fame, on finding inspiration from coast to coast to coast

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Glacier bear

Wildlife

A most mysterious bear

The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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Exploration

RCGS-funded expeditions take on peaks, rivers and trails across Canada

Few RCGS-funded expeditions took place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many explorers found a way to  safely head afield in 2021

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Exploration

What it’s like to walk to Canada’s three oceans

Dana Meise reflects on his seventh season of walking the Trans Canada Trail, and how it feels to be so close to completion

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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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People & Culture

Photos: Meet Canada’s maple syrup makers

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Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers

Travel

Five great gear gifts for the outdoorsy person on your list

From a multi-tool that will help you tap into your inner MacGyver to an outdoor cocktail set for stylish fireside sipping, our editors have rounded up some last-minute gift ideas for the nature lovers in your life

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Trees line a shimmering lake with the sun peeking above in the left top corner

Environment

The Ontario Greenbelt is expanding — So what does that mean?

The expansion could offer economic, social and environmental benefits to the area

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Montréal is taking great strides to reinforce its image as the “most bike-friendly” city in North America

Environment

Clean commute

Canada's largest cities are paving the way for more eco-conscious commuting choices

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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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Wildlife

Canadian artist to create bird-friendly solar panels for buildings

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Frog on leaf

Wildlife

Blurring the edges: A novel form of camouflage discovered with glass frogs

More research necessary to fully understand edge diffusion, say researchers

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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Travel

Secrets of the canyon state

From sleeping under the stars in Navajo country to resort hopping in the Valley of the Sun, a one-time Arizonian rediscovers the enchanted desert

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Travel

Excerpt from The Way Of The Gardener

A botanical journey along the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimmage route by former CBC Radio columnist and enthusiastic gardener Lyndon Penner

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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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Travel

Fundy Footpath: the east coast’s hidden gem

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Travel

The Yeti Redux

On March 2, Blue Mountain’s NordicFest welcomes the return of the Yeti

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Keen Logan Mid WP boot

Travel

Gear review: Two Keen shoe styles for trail to city travel

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Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Travel

Gear Review: Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

This tool is best suited for the advanced amateur or professional photographer who wants beautiful prints and has desk space to spare 

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Women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket

Travel

The only jacket you need for outdoor work

Flexible, comfortable and durable, Carhartt’s Cryder Jacket fits its niche well

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Travel

Gear review: Hydro Flask water bottle

Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 

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Mapping

Mapping COVID-19 cases in Canada per capita

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of charting the coronavirus pandemic 

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Mapping

New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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Mapping

New Inuit trail map could change the way we look at the North

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Mapping

How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration

As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Mapping

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion

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Mapping

The view from above

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Mapping

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

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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

Kids

Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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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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Filsan Abdiaman, a black woman, runs through a rockey valley of pink wildflowers.

People & Culture

Running into yourself with Filsan Abdiaman

Part of our Colour the Trails series.

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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People & Culture

Tom Thomson — Painter of the True North

An excerpt from the August 1946 issue of the Canadian Geographical Journal, in which the renowned art historical Donald Buchanan wrote on how Tom Thompson was inspired by the landscapes of Canada

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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People & Culture

Coffee News, the tan community paper that became a Canadian curiosity

Exploring the passion of creator Jean Daum with a look behind the scenes

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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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Map of Canada's Great Trail

People & Culture

The Great Trail nears completion, connecting Canada’s three oceans

Formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail celebrates the country's natural splendour and will be nearly 24,000 kilometres when fully connected by the end of 2017

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The Flag Committee, Canada, Flag, maple leaf, 1965

History

Four flags that almost became Canada’s national flag

Our beloved red-and-white maple leaf flag was raised on Feb. 15, 1965, but not before years of angry debates and a parade of competing designs were put down

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