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Manitoba celebrates its 150th anniversary

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

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Wildlife

A screenshot from Explore.org and Polar Bears International's live underwater beluga webcam

Wildlife

Watch Manitoba beluga whales frolic — for science

Live underwater webcam captures the antics of the lovable whales, but also provides important insight into beluga biology

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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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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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Wildlife

More people, more animal encounters mean more human-wildlife conflicts

Conflicts with wildlife in Canada continues to be an issue, but there are ways to keep yourself and wildlife safe

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Wildlife

Scientists solve mystery of lunge-feeding whales

Plus: Arctic-bound beavers, New Brunswick’s rare vulture visit, Manitoba’s cougar comeback and Canada’s feistiest flora

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History

Mapping

Mapping

Secret meetings held over formation of new province

Federal government ministers have held top-secret meetings for nearly a decade to discuss the merger of Ontario and Manitoba into one “super-province' called Mantario

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Mapping

Beyond the boundary

How George Dawson’s seminal work for the British North American Boundary Commission did far more than simply mark the 49th parallel

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Mapping

Best Canadian Geographic maps from 2015

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Winnipeg Food Atlas

Mapping

Exploring the new Winnipeg Food Atlas

The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood

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Mapping

Emergency services using precise three-word locator system

What3Words app gives 3m squares an identifying series of words, across the world

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Articles

Beginning January 1, 2013, local Winnipeg freelance photographer David Lipnowski began a long term, personal project entitled

People & Culture

Manitoban diversity

Photographer David Lipnowski showcases the wide – and perhaps unexpected – diversity within Manitoba

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Science & Tech

Canadian Geographic Travel: Summer 2015

Travel

In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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Via rail dome car

Travel

The Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill sees the northern lights an impressive 300 days per year. Here are some of the best ways to view them.

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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

Travel

Exploring the eskers in the “Land of little sticks”

The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past

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Travel

Ground Control to Earth Explorers Everywhere

At The Manitoba Museum, learn what it takes to explore the world’s wildest places

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A Cree artist from Manitoba displays a pair of mukluks she created by hand

Travel

‘Storyboot School’ brings the art of mukluk-making to Toronto

An ancient tradition heads to Canada's largest urban centre this fall 

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History

​Les Traités 1 et 2 : Dans les faits

Cette année marque un siècle et demi depuis que les traités 1 et 2 ont été signés

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Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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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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2019 Indspire award winners group photo

People & Culture

Meet the winners of the 2019 Indspire Awards

Twelve Indigenous people honoured for their extraordinary work across Canada

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Little brown bat

Wildlife

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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Wildlife

Churchill’s “polar bear jail” getting crowded with inmates

The polar bear jail in Churchill, Man. is seeing more inmates than usual

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Anishinaabe artist Mark Nadjiwan's work, For Seven Generations, featuring the gray jay

Wildlife

Anishinaabe stories about the mischievous, wise gray jay

Niigaan Sinclair, author and associate professor in the University of Manitoba's department of native studies, on why the gray jay is important to the Anishinaabe people.

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Wildlife

Fabulous photos to help you identify Canadian foxes

How well do you know your fox species? These photos will help you tell them apart in the wild

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Wildlife

10 surprising facts about Canada’s wildlife

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Wildlife

Qamanirjuaq caribou are adapting to earlier spring, but that might not stop their decline

A key barren-ground caribou herd is adapting to changes in food availability caused by climate change, says new research from the University of Alberta

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Polar bear Hudson Bay coast

Wildlife

Among the bears

Photographer Martin Gregus recounts his summer 2020 expedition to the western coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba

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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

Lake Winnipeg watershed: then and now

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(2): Blankets and moccasins

Episode 18

Continuing our deep dive into the Hudson’s Bay Company archives at the Manitoba Museum, this week we look at some of the items that figured prominently in trade, including the iconic point blanket

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 4(1): The Royal Charter

Episode 17

Written on animal skin 350 years ago, the Royal Charter that created the Hudson’s Bay Company is both an incredible and problematic document

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a collage of images of Nunavut, including an Inuit child, Aaju Peter, a polar bear, the community of Pond Inlet, Lamech Kadloo, the community of Kugluktuk, ice

People & Culture

Our land, our strength

Reflecting on 20 years of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut

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Coniferous trees lean at different angles in the snow

Environment

Arctic permafrost is thawing. Here’s what that means for Canada’s North — and the world

Permafrost thaw is widespread, accelerating and irreversible. With it comes visible effects on the ecology, hydrology and landscapes, and communities of the North.

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Wood bison graze at the Toronto Zoo

Environment

Inside the Toronto Zoo’s bison breakthrough

For the first time ever, a Canadian zoo has successfully produced a calf from an embryo sent from another province. Here's what that could mean for species conservation. 

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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Environment

Zebra mussels spell doom for Lake Winnipeg ecosystem

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Environment

Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Where we’re at in Canada

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Environment

Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

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Map of Churchill Harbour by Jens Munk, 1624

Exploration

Jens Munk: An expedition ahead of its time

Two hundred years before Franklin and 300 years before Amundsen, a daring Dane came closer to finding the Northwest Passage than anyone had before

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Travel

The Big Spruce Woods Adventure-O

Where O is for orienteering and adventure speaks for itself

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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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Ivvavik National Park landscape

Places

Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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2019 winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Kids

And the winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019 are…

Yukon students from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School win an all-expenses-paid trip to Manitoba

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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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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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Travel

Churchill photo tour

Take a walk with photo editor Jessica Finn and associate editor Michela Rosano as they explore Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season on assignment for Canadian Geographic

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Olympian Jon Montgomery

People & Culture

Our Country: Jon Montgomery

The Amazing Race Canada host and Olympic gold medallist in skeleton reminisces about his grandparents’ cabin in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park

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People & Culture

Photos: Young family paddles from Edmonton to new home in Montreal

The goal was simply to get home. Except, there was nothing simple about it.

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The expedition rests on an esker.

Exploration

Young explorers battle dry rivers, strong headwinds on Know the North expedition

At every turn, the RCGS-funded voyage has presented new challenges and untold wonders 

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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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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

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

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The Chaudiere Falls in Ottawa

Science & Tech

Canada’s hydroelectric potential

Canada has about 160,000 megawatts of untapped hydro power. How can we access it?

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Science & Tech

How muskrats are an example of co-operation between Aboriginal Peoples and government in Canada’s North

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Travel

A dozen travel-related New Year’s resolutions from Canadian Geographic

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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Kids

10 questions to test your geography knowledge

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20! To celebrate we’ve compiled a list of our favourite past quiz questions. Can you answer them correctly?

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Travel

Leader of the (Mud) Pack

When Mud Hero comes to town, everyone comes out to play

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At Bluesky Expeditions, 30 huskies and husky-crosses mush year-round, pulling sleds in winter and wheeled carts in summer. (Photo: Remy Scalza/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Summer dogsledding

No snow? No problem. Meet the mushers who dogsled year-round.

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The Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Photo courtesy CMHR)

People & Culture

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The building's design has provoked both admiration and confusion. Get full details from this knowledgeable tour guide.

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Riding Mountain National Park

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip kicks off in Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day one of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019

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People & Culture

Five newly digitized Indigenous archival records

Viewers can help Library and Archives Canada transcribe archival documents by clicking “Contribute” below each record

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Foggy lake black and white

People & Culture

Picture this! #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest winners

Showcasing the top shots in the 2021 CanGeo x Nikon #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest 

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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