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“Vanishing Point” documentary introduces audience to diverse northern cultures

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Travel

Foraging for local food on P.E.I.

A taste tour of the province celebrating its best fare

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A haunted Dr. Stephen Stanley (played by Alistair Petrie) prepares to set a horrible string of events in motion during what's meant to be a spirit-lifting carnival for the men of the Franklin Expedition. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 6

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition  

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Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence in Episode 4 of The Terror (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 4

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin in Episode 3 of AMC's The Terror

History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 3

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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“The Terror” recap: Episode 8

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Franklin Expedition

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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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

On the Rock, waiting for the roll

Writer Stephen Smith takes to Newfoundland’s shores in his quest to see the ‘capelin roll’ — the spawning spectacle of a tiny fish with a massive ecological, historical and cultural impact

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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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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Travel

Chuckwagon racing

Travel

A hundred years of rodeo

Capturing the spirit of the Calgary Stampede on the eve of its centennial

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Reflecting on Canada Day

Reimagine Canada Day will give Ottawa residents the chance to reflect, learn — and reimagine — following the discovery in the past month of hundreds of children's bodies on the former sites of residential schools

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Science & Tech

Sounding the alarm: The AR experience that lets you “swim” with southern resident orca

Visitors can “swim” under the Salish Sea with holographic orca and learn about the noise pollution threatening the health of these endangered cetaceans

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Disappointment River

People & Culture

Retracing a legendary Canadian expedition

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, author Brian Castner recounts a part of his 2016 journey retracing Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 expedition of the Mackenzie River 

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The USS Johnston shipwreck

Exploration

Locating and diving on the world’s deepest shipwreck

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow Kelvin Murray recounts his role in the record-setting early 2021 expedition

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Calgary Stampede Indian Village Elbow River Camp

People & Culture

Changing a name, keeping tradition alive

Calgary Stampede’s “Indian Village” renamed “Elbow River Camp”

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Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020

Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2020

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues

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Mapping

7 ways Canadians are contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Vaccines, treatments and virus mapping are all underway

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Left to right: Alberta Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell, Derald Smith (with his Massey Medal), Nancy Smith and Linda Ethell

People & Culture

Massey Medal winner’s lasting legacy

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People & Culture

Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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Illustration of Alex Cuba by Lake Kathlyn, Smithers, B.C.

People & Culture

Our Country: Alex Cuba’s favourite place in Canada

The Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter explains why moving to Smithers, B.C., was the best decision of his life

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Adrian Sutherland

People & Culture

Q&A: Attawapiskat, Ont. musician Adrian Sutherland on the story behind his First Nations rights protest song

Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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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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Robson Bight Day to Night

Environment

Day to Night in Robson Bight

For the latest image in his iconic Day to Night series, photographer Stephen Wilkes set his sights on an important ecological reserve in British Columbia. Here's why. 

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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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People & Culture

A taste tour of PEI

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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People & Culture

Excerpt from Taking a Break from Saving the World

Taking a Break from Saving the World chronicles an activist's journey from burnout to balance

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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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Photo: Monarch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis. (Photo: Wesley Pitts/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Monarch grounds grow in Mexico, but species still struggles

Here’s the good news about monarch butterflies: the area of its wintering grounds in Mexico in December 2014 increased by 69 per cent compared to December 2013.

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Science & Tech

Author Chris Turner on science in Canada and his upcoming book

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A small eastern hemlock tree surrounded by taller trees

Environment

Planting local: In major shift, Toronto requires some developers to source native plants from local seeds

Changes to the city’s Green Standard aimed at protecting its fragile ravine network will pose challenges and opportunities for landscapers — and could kick off a national trend

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Franklin expedition ship stuck in ice

History

Franklin fact and fiction collide in new television series ‘The Terror’

AMC's new 10-part narrative of the Franklin expedition is part high adventure, part gothic horror

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People & Culture

Insights on artificial intelligence in the developing world

Matthew Smith, senior program specialist at the International Development Research Centre, talks with Charting Change about the opportunities and challenges of AI in transforming societies

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Some Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation members canoed the Fawn River Watershed last summer to renew their links to the land

People & Culture

A canoe expedition with purpose

First Nations canoeists trace an ancient trading route — and assert their sovereignty

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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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polar bear cub wapusk national park

Environment

Canadian photographer wins international award for heartwarming image

Daisy Gilardini was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in the Nature’s Best Photography for her image featuring a mother polar bear with cubs

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North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Animals are “shape-shifting” to cope with climate change

Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

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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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Wildlife

Photos: Bear witness

Celebrating a springtime ritual of polar bear cubs emerging from the dens of Manitoba's famed Wapusk National Park

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Environment

Excerpt from The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea

High-stakes stories that explore Earth’s last wild frontier

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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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Students fishing on the Rideau Canal

Kids

Jones Falls to Beveridges: Exploring the Rideau Canal

Highlights from day three of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Environment

No mountain high enough

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Travel

Can Geo’s Hiking Gear Top 10: Every where is walking distance, if you have the time

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Travel

Festival side-trips

Ten festivals down the road from Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites

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People & Culture

Six Canadians receive grants for projects to get youth active in nature

The projects, all led by young women, range in theme from camping to climate change mitigation

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L’Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada, SGRC, 50 Promenade Sussex, Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Inuits, Premières Nations et Métis.

People & Culture

RCGS partners with First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to create Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Ambitious multi-platform, Indigenous-led project will be a tool for education and reconciliation 

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Travel

Photos: The Calgary Stampede celebrates 105 years

Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos shares photos from his visit to the world-famous western celebration

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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