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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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Mapping

history

teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

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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History

“That never happened:” Film reveals the hidden history of Canada’s First World War internment operations

Between 1914 and 1920, some 5,000 ethnic Ukrainians were imprisoned in Canadian internment camps. A new documentary tells their stories. 

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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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The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum

History

Canadian War Museum acquires historic Victoria Cross

Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada

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Viveka Melki

People & Culture

Q&A: Filmmaker Viveka Melki on war and the healing power of storytelling

"The point of all this is to make history intimate" 

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First World War

Exploration

Science & Tech

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Science & Tech

Excerpt: The Day the World Stops Shopping

From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  

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Environment

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Wildlife

Travel

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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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History

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter

Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good

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Hands all meeting in centre from all around the world. Skin painted green and blue, pieces of earth.

Mapping

10 amazing world maps created by children

Kids from around the world submit hand-drawn maps for International Cartographic Association contest

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Mapping

A cartographic historian on the fascinating world of ancient maps and sea monsters

Chet Van Duzer, a cartographic historian and the author of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps analyses Paolo Forlani's 1560 world map – the first known instance of the name "Canada" appearing on a printed map

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The HMCS Haida docked in Hamilton, Ontario

History

Honouring “Canada’s fightingest ship”

Why HMCS Haida became the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy

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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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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Wings of Courage biplanes

Kids

New project features replica First World War biplanes

Wings of Courage, the second installment of the A Nations Soars trilogy, has launched

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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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Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

People & Culture

12 incredible images from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC

Environment

Canada’s greenest prof

Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life.

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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History

The last battle

The cannons that fired on September 11, 1814 set off the Battle of Plattsburgh, the last fight of the War of 1812. Two Canadians go south of the border to make things right.

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A humpback whale and her newborn calf swim near Roca Partida

People & Culture

10 incredible images from the 2016 World Press Photo Contest

Annual contest winners reflect a turbulent year in international affairs and the natural world 

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rcgs awards ceremony

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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Environment

Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

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A retrogressive thaw slump on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island

Environment

The big thaw

Arctic permafrost is thawing. What does that mean for the North — and the rest of us? 

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Kids

Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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Rocks at Mistaken Point, Nfld. containing some of the oldest fossils in the world

People & Culture

Newfoundland’s Mistaken Point named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mistaken Point, an important fossil repository, has become Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fourth in Newfoundland and Labrador

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History

English Warbow making waves in Canada

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History

Students explore the historical geography of St. John’s Ward

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Canada Post's new stamp honouring the No. 2 Construction Battalion

History

New stamp honours black Canadian First World War battalion

Stamp honours the No. 2 Construction Battalion, a predominantly Black unit that paved the way for Canadians of all races to serve their country in conflict.

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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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Passengers on the Niagara Hornblower snap pictures of the Niagara Falls

Travel

Niagara region lays claim to title of 8th wonder of the world

Tourism campaign to declare Niagara Falls and the surrounding region the 8th wonder of the world sparks outpouring of pride

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People & Culture

Q&A: World-renowned maze designer

World-renowned maze master Adrian Fisher has designed more than 600 full-size puzzles across 30 countries – including the world’s first corn maze. Canadian Geographic’s Sabrina Doyle got in touch with Fisher to find out makes a good maze.

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Empty highway 401 Toronto

People & Culture

The world’s population is probably going to decline. Here’s what that means for Canada

The authors of a provocative new book, Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, explain why statisticians have it wrong when it comes to population trends 

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Untitled Vietnam photo

History

The representation of war shown in Toronto photo exhibit

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Travel

Gear Review: Stay warm in winter without sacrificing style

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Cavers squeeze through a narrow passage inside Bisaro Anima cave

Exploration

How Canada’s deepest cave, Bisaro Anima, got its name

Taking a cue from nearby Mount Bisaro, the cave and its passages pay tribute to Canada’s fallen soldiers

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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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Environment

How sea level rise could change the world

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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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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Robert Bateman wolf mural along the Spirit Way. (Photo: Robyn Hanson/Travel Manitoba/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

Travel

Could this be the new Wolf Capital of the World?

Thompson, Manitoba is trying to gain some international wildlife recognition

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Map of time zones of the world

History

How Sandford Fleming changed the way the world experiences time

Frustrated with North American railway timetables, Fleming proposed a new way to keep an interconnected world moving on schedule: standard time

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Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jay Matsushiba

“The Edge of the World” became a meeting place, where the edges of my world collided with another

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Travel

Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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Peatland

Environment

Saving the peatlands: Water loss in northern peatlands can accelerate global warming, scientists say

The drying of peatlands in Canada heightens the risk of wildfires and can turn into a carbon source instead of a carbon sink

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