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A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883 (Photo: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, A4365)

History

Toward a Métis homeland

As Canada embarks on a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Métis are still without territory to call their own

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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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Wildlife

The value of rockweed

As rockweed harvesting develops, so does the debate

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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Alberta

Exploration

cavers on the plateau near Fernie, B.C.

Exploration

Finding a new way into Canada’s deepest cave

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Expedition of the Year returns to the Bisaro Anima Cave near Fernie, B.C.

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Remembering innovative Arctic research leader, RCGS Fellow Dr. Louis Fortier

Louis Fortier widely known in Arctic research circles as a “pioneer”

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People & Culture

Louise Maffett awarded Camsell medal

Louise Maffett has been awarded a Camsell medal for her service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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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

Five things you might not know about Acadia

National Acadian Day is celebrated in Canada each year on August 15

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Science & Tech

History

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 3: The rise of the Métis

Episode 15

Indigenous rights lawyer and author Jean Teillet reveals how the struggle to dominate the fur trade led to the rise of a distinct people in Canada: the Métis

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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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History

Manitoba celebrates its 150th anniversary

A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

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History

L’histoire inédite de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson

Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe

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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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Travel

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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Travel

Wade Davis on the Magdalena, Colombia’s “river of dreams”

Episode 20

The author and anthropologist discusses the five years of travels he undertook along Colombia’s Magdalena River  

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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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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 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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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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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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People & Culture

Canadians debate best place to skate

Twitter users engage in a friendly battle to determine Canada's best outdoor skating rink.

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People & Culture

Heartwarming tweets showcase dedication of Canada Post

Canada Post says they can often make delivery magic happen, even when address information is incomplete

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Travel

The resurrection of Upper Fort Garry

Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park aims to bring history to life with new technological installation

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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Mapping

Google Street View comes to Canadian parks and historic sites

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Travel

Explore historic Manoir Papineau with these 360-degree videos

Walk through the grand former home of Quebec politician Louis-Joseph Papineau

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People & Culture

Remembering Selma Barkham, who revealed the history of Basque whaling in Canada

The historian and geographer filled in “a great gap” in Canadian history, from the time of Cartier to the arrival of Champlain

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Wildlife

VIDEO: Famous Canada lynx spotted again

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Marcel Gagnon’s cement and stone sculptures lead into the St. Lawrence River in Sainte-Flavie, Quebec

Travel

Old Québec to Gaspé

Hangings, saints, battles, natural beauty and the bones of our ancestors — a journey through history from Old Québec to the Gaspé Peninsula

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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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People & Culture

7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Lachine Canal, Quebec

Travel

Five Canadian canals worth visiting

These waterways offer more than just transportation from A to B

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Mapping

Envoyez-nous votre choix pour la carte des grandes chansons canadiennes

Aidez-nous à remplir la carte avec des chansons sur le Canada avant le 150e anniversaire du pays

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Fall trees reflect on a blue lake

People & Culture

Top 10 ‘Photos of the Week’ from our photo community

Showcasing this year's most-loved photos from Can Geo's Photo Club

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People & Culture

Coast Guard awarded Erebus medals for role in Franklin find

The Canadian Coast Guard has been officially recognized for the role they played in the discovery of the HMS Erebus.

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People & Culture

Christopher Ondaatje on David Attenborough

The decorated author and explorer tells stories about the life and character of Britain's legendary broadcaster and naturalist

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People & Culture

Your photos: Peaceful pics we’re loving right now

Photos that bring us peace from our Can Geo Photo Club members

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners

Kids

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on all their energy conservation efforts!

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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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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Science & Tech

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

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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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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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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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

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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