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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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Parks Canada red Muskoka chairs on a snowy slope overlooking the Banff townsite

Places

Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

Places

Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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People & Culture

History

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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National Park

The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Boreal forest landscape near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Environment

Alberta creates new provincial park, adding to world’s largest stretch of protected boreal forest

The newly created Birch River Wildland Park joins a network of parks preserving an area of boreal wilderness twice the size of Vancouver Island

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Travel

A park is born

Nááts’ihch’oh National Park is the N.W.T.’s new star

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Google Trekker at Tanquary Fiord Quttinirpaaq National Park

Places

Canada’s northernmost national park, Quttinirpaaq, is now on Google Street View

It's now possible to virtually visit the northern tip of Canada

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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

Travel

Losing the crowds in Banff

If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks

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Mist rises from the Kipawa River, framed by frosty trees

Places

A sneak peek at Quebec’s newest provincial park

Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history

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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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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Mapping

Google Street View comes to Canadian parks and historic sites

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Gatineau Park forest-cover map

Mapping

The map that helped preserve Gatineau Park

This colourful forest-cover map, completed in 1974, provided invaluable information for the management of the National Capital Region’s cherished park

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Great Slave Lake

Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Places

Parks Canada extends free access to national parks

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Qausuittuq National Park

Places

Exploring Qausuittuq, Canada’s newest national park

In Canada’s high Arctic, endangered Peary caribou now have a protected home

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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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Wildlife

VIDEO: Famous Canada lynx spotted again

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Travel

Prince Albert National Park

A guide to visiting the Saskatchewan National Park

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Salt plains in Wood Buffalo National Park

Travel

Salt plains and sky preserves of Wood Buffalo National Park

A wonder for the eye at any time of day

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Parkwood Estate in Ottawa, Ont

Travel

One City: Oshawa, Ontario

Explore Canada’s car culture, tour one of the country’s last great estates and catch a rainbow trout

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Travel

Jasper National Park

A guide to visiting the Alberta National Park

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Travel

La Mauricie National Park

A guide to visiting the Quebec National Park

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Places

Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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Places

Rouge Urban National Park set to expand by 17 square kilometres

Land that had been part of the park since 2015 will be federally recognized if Senate passes bill C-18  

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Places

Wi-Fi access being installed in Canada’s national parks

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The entrance to the massive cave recently discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park, B.C.

Exploration

Canadian team confirms presence of huge unexplored cave in British Columbia

Cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park described as “about as big as they come in Canada” 

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a collage of photos of Canadian places including Cape Breton, Fogo Island, Gatineau Park, Charlottetown, Calgary, Nunavut

Travel

12 photos to inspire your summer adventures

From fiery sunrises over Fogo Island, N.L., to surf-worthy waves in Pacific Rim National Park, B.C., catch wanderlust from Can Geo's Instagram community 

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Places

Bison uncover centuries-old petroglyphs at Saskatchewan’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Known as “grandfathers” by Wanuskewin Elders, these rock carvings provide a glimpse into the lives of the Indigenous Peoples that lived in the region hundreds of years ago

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Travel

Soothing a winter of discontent: Fjallraven’s Kyl and Kyla parkas emerge as an early frontrunner for gear of the year

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Wildlife

Moose changing ecosystem in Gros Morne

The effect moose have on the Gros Morne National Park ecosystem

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Bird sits on rock

Wildlife

Rebound of the black swifts: Johnston Canyon reports an increase in endangered bird species

The decrease in human activity could be the reason

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Wildlife

Wildife Wednesday: What’s going on with Stanley Park’s coyotes?

Plus: Bacterial “first responders,” modelling cod and more marmots

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Travel

How to best enjoy Jasper National Park’s dark sky

Nine ways to get the most out of stargazing in the 11,000 square kilometer dark sky preserve

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captive belugas

Wildlife

Vancouver Parks Board bans display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium is concerned for the future of its marine mammal rescue program

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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baby bison calf Banff national park

Wildlife

Alberta bison celebrate a wild Mother’s Day for the first time in 140 years

The Banff National Park project seeks to reintegrate the keystone species into the natural ecosystem

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Places

Bruce Peninsula National Park

A guide to visiting the Ontario National Park

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Travel

Fast and furious in Canada Olympic Park

A professional pilot guides three first-timers down a bobsleigh track

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Montréal is taking great strides to reinforce its image as the “most bike-friendly” city in North America

Environment

Clean commute

Canada's largest cities are paving the way for more eco-conscious commuting choices

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Travel

Berlin-Ichthysosaur State Park

How did 40 ancient sea monsters end up in Nevada's Shoshone Mountains?

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Canoeing in Nahanni National Park Reserve

Places

Nááts’ihch’oh and Nahanni national park reserves

A guide to visiting the Northwest Territories National Park Reserves

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Mountains lay beyond Pangirtung, Nunavut.

Travel

Auyuittuq National Park

A guide to visiting the Nunavut National Park

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Travel

A tour of the best skiing in the Rockies

Leslie Anthony shares the best of the big hills

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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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Environment

Real Canadian places that resemble locations from Game of Thrones

You don't have to leave Canada to experience the geographic diversity of the Seven Kingdoms

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Environment

Discover Canada through Roberta Bondar’s camera lens

The former astronaut also happens to be an amazing photographer, and is using her talents to raise interest in Canada's wild spaces

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The view of Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan (Photo: Suiseiseki/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

Seth Kamil’s New York City

The Big Onion Walking Tours founder reveals his 10 favourite spots

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Ryan Harris, a marine archeologist with Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Service

History

After a brief resupply break the Parks Canada search team resumes the hunt

The Martin Bergmann heads to a new area of Queen Maud Gulf looking for Franklin’s ships

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whooping crane twins and their parents

Wildlife

Wood Buffalo National Park reports record number of whooping crane fledglings

Conservation managers at the park reported 63 new fledglings of the endangered bird this year

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Travel

Vancouver’s Stanley Park turns 125

Mapping the stories behind Stanley Park’s well-known features

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Wanuskewin dance troupe

People & Culture

The importance of Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Park elder Jake Sanderson talks about the Indigenous cultural site near Saskatoon

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Nááts’ihch’oh, or Mount Wilson, in the newly named national park reserve

People & Culture

Northern vision

An interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the past, present and future of Canada's North

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Travel

Welcome to Waterton Wildlife Weekend

Get ready for a few wild, woolly days in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

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Travel

Exploring Tuktut Nogait National Park

Writer Bruce Kirkby discusses his journey through Tuktut Nogait National Park

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Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

Live Net Zero Rules and Regulations

Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)