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The glass-paned front of 50 Sussex Drive reflects the last rays of sunset

People & Culture

Welcome to 50 Sussex, Canada’s new Centre for Geography and Exploration

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is transforming the way the 90-year-old organization carries out its mandate

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Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Places

RCGS launches 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex

Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

Places

Cinq faits sur le 50 promenade Sussex

Apprenez davantage sur la nouvelle résidence de la Société géographique royale du Canada et le Canadian Geographic

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Mark Kristmanson and John Geiger cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex

Places

50 Sussex Drive officially opens to the public with two new exhibitions

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society play host to a National Capital Commission exhibition and a new work by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier 

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

Places

5 facts about 50 Sussex Drive

Get to know the new home of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic

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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.

People & Culture

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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Wildlife

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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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People & Culture

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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Environment

Travel

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Mapping

Remembering PEI’s first modern cartographer

In 1764-65, surveyor Samuel Holland, on orders from the British Crown, created the first truly modern, accurate map of Prince Edward Island

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

Un morceau manquant: La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans

La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans. Mais cela a failli ne pas se produire.

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Animals in War Dedication in Ottawa

History

Animals that played a part in the First World War

From horses to dogs to glowworms, these animals helped soldiers

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Charlotte Gray on Tatshenshini River

Travel

Charlotte Gray on rafting the wild Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers

The acclaimed author discovers breathtaking scenery with a side of eggs benedict in Canada's North

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Travel

How to survive Canada Day in Ottawa

The country's biggest party will be bigger than ever this year. Here's an insider's guide to navigating the fun and chaos

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Ottawa 2017 events

People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

Places

Guardians of the grasslands

How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem

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A cougar sits in a tree

Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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History

Artifacts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

It's been a century since nearly 800 Newfoundland soldiers lost their lives fighting in France. This new provincial gallery pays tribute to their memory.

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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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History

Le Manitoba célèbre son 150e anniversaire

Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

People & Culture

Ed O’Loughlin’s winter mind

The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps

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An 1825 watercolour of an unnamed bay on Lake Superior during a storm

History

Lake Superior through history, as portrayed by artists

The greatest of the Great Lakes has captivated painters since before Confederation

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: Dominion Day

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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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History

Throwback Thursday: The pioneering photography of George T. Taylor

"Let other photographers work in ill-smelling studios if they wished … [Taylor] would take his unwieldy gear outdoors."

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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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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People & Culture

Former astronaut Julie Payette appointed Governor General of Canada

Payette succeeds David Johnston, who has served in the role since October 2010

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People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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People & Culture

Chief Perry Bellegarde named Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Bellegarde’s appointment to the Society’s top honorary position is a further acknowledgment of the strong ties between the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Society

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People & Culture

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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People & Culture

‘Famous 5’ anniversary celebrated in Ottawa

October 18, 2015 marked 86 years since the Persons Case, and 15 years since the ‘Famous 5’ statue was erected outside Canada’s Parliament.

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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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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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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Mapping

What does it take to map a cross-Canada trail?

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Mapping

Mapping project aims to make Canada’s trails more accessible

Phase One of Trans Canada Trail accessibility mapping project complete thanks to para athletic power

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Mapping

Google Maps brings Street View to Canada’s Parliament

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canada's coolest school trip

Kids

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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Kids

Colossal cartography

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