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People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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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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People & Culture

Return to Africville

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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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People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: How Can Geo Education began

The origin and evolution of Can Geo Education

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Articles

Halifax Harbour after explosion of December 6, 1917

History

The disaster that reshaped a city

100 years after the Halifax Explosion, the city retains traces of its pre-war life

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Travel

Mapping

Environment

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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Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Environment

Study finds marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms

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Environment

Q&A with Woody Blackford, head of Innovation for Columbia

The Halifax-born Vice President of Design and Innovation at Columbia Sportswear discusses the company's new, game-changing Eco jacket

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At six acres, the green roof that covers the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre is the largest in Canada

Environment

Five of Canada’s most innovative green roofs

From Vancouver to Montreal, green roofs are changing the upper levels of urban centers

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Wildlife

Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Sarah McLachlan illustration by Camila Pacheco

People & Culture

Sarah McLachlan’s favourite place in Canada

The renowned Canadian songstress waxes lyrical about her love for Tofino, B.C.

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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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

Surprising facts about Canadian airports

How much do you know about the places that deliver us to the sky?

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Labrador — Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric generating facility

Science & Tech

Aboriginal hydropower

Navigating the the collaborative future between First Nations and the Canadian hydro industry

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Science & Tech

The facts on Canada’s cold weather

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People & Culture

The puck stops here

Warmer winter temperatures are a game-changer for outdoor hockey

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People & Culture

George Elliott Clarke finds Africadian inspiration in Three Mile Plains, N.S.

The award-winning poet reflects on the power of place to heal intergenerational wounds

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Painting of George Elliott Clarke

People & Culture

Our Country: George Elliott Clarke

The former Canadian parliamentary poet laureate feels most grounded at Three Mile Plains, N.S.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Jacob Verhoef receives Gold medal for mapping oceans

Jacob Verhoef on the work that won him this year's RCGS Gold Medal

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People & Culture

New exhibit features women from First and Second World Wars

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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

First North American woman to row solo across Atlantic adjusts to life on land

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The Crystal Man

People & Culture

A timeline of Cirque du Soleil

From small troupe in Quebec to worldwide sensation

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YellowBelly Brewery and Public House in St. John’s

People & Culture

Ten best microbreweries

Some of Canada’s best brewpubs

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Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

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Samuel de Champlain

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Charting the unknown

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping

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Kids

Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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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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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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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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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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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Environment

The bike factor

How bikeable is your neighbourhood? There may soon be an index for that.

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Kids

CFL in schools

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Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at night

Travel

Destination: Chicago

Exploring magnificent buildings, museums, top-notch art and nightlife in the Windy City

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History

Snapshots of a century: Women in the pages of Canadian Geographic

Photos of women spanning nine decades of Canadian Geographic Magazine

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Microalgae

Environment

Algae for biofuel

Step aside, soybeans and sunflowers. This slimy stuff could someday power the world.

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Aerial view of coastal wetlands of Clam Harbour Provincial Park. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Photos: Nova Scotia’s wild islands

More images from photographer Nick Hawkins' visit to the island

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Tracks of every hurricane or tropical system that has made landfall in Canada since 1866. Storms of significance are outlined in black

Environment

Map: Every Canadian hurricane landfall since 1866

Experts predict a busier than normal hurricane season for 2016

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Travel

Montreal among top bike sharing cities

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Nighttime view of downtown Winnipeg with Manitoba legislature front and centre

Mapping

Six maps that put Canada’s downtown cores in context

Explore the hearts of some of Canada's largest cities 

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Fishermen harvest northern cod in southeast Newfoundland

Environment

Newfoundland’s cod industry poised for a rebound

After a total collapse of Grand Banks fisheries in the 1990s, the cod are coming back. This time, the Canadian government and Newfoundland fish harvesters are ready to manage the stocks sustainably.

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Adam Shoalts in Waterton Lakes National Park

Exploration

Explorer Adam Shoalts on forthcoming solo Arctic expedition

Shoalts is fundraising to support his goal of traversing 4,000 kilometres of the Arctic Circle 

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History

HMS Erebus exploration set to continue

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Franziska Broell at the marine and freshwater Aquatron Laboratory at Dalhousie University, in Halifax

Wildlife

Fish tracking

A “backpack” for cod tracks the fish’s growth

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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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Travel

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton Island fills with festivals and fun

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Travel

5 Canadian Ecolodges

Helping the environment while vacationing

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