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The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Wildlife

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 years later

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Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon.

Environment

In the Supreme Court’s Peel watershed decision, signs of hope for a new land power paradigm

To many, the Yukon appears to be the vanguard of a growing Indigenous land power movement in Canada centred mostly in the North

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Travel

Yukon vs. Yukon: driving the Klondike highway

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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History

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Beaver in thin ice

Wildlife

Beavers reported on the Yukon tundra for the first time

Arctic “shrubification” caused by global warming may be drawing herbivores further north

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Travel

Interview with Yukon Quest musher Rob Cooke

A Yukon Quest musher shares his thoughts on the sled dog race

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Travel

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous 2015

It's a rollicking good time in the land of the midnight sun

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Upper Wind River

Exploration

Return to the Peel

We came to retrace an ancestor’s 1905 map-making expedition of the Peel River watershed. We left with a new-found appreciation of what this ancient land means to the people who live there. 

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Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

People & Culture

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon receives Louie Kamookak Medal

Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada

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A wolf pup peers out from a den in the Yukon Territory

Wildlife

Q&A: Photographer Peter Mather on wolves, the wilderness and finding a purpose

The Yukon-based photographer shares more of his wild wolf photos and how he discovered his passion for visual storytelling

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Wildlife

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Abbie West and team climb a steep incline on the outskirts of Dawson after leaving the banks of the Yukon River

Travel

The toughest sled dog race in the world

Frigid temperatures. Packs of dogs. Sleds. 1,609 kilometres over rugged hinterland in mid-winter. The Yukon Quest is considered the toughest sled dog race in the world. Tag along for the ride of your life.

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People & Culture

Science & Tech

Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Science & Tech

Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Findings about the disappearance of large mammals in the North could help scientists understand the potential impacts of modern climate change

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Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Science & Tech

À la recherche d’indices sur le mystère de la grande extinction du Pléistocène au Yukon

Les découvertes sur la disparition des grands mammifères dans le Nord pourraient aider les chercheurs à comprendre les effets potentiels du changement climatique que nous vivons aujourd’hui

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Science & Tech

Heavy-metal-eating microorganisms are being put to work filtering contaminated water at northern mine sites

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Bluefish Caves in the Yukon

Science & Tech

Humans inhabited North America 10,000 years earlier than previously thought

New study out of the Université de Montréal finds that humans occupied the Yukon's Bluefish Caves 24,000 years ago

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This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

Environment

Climate change is transforming Canada’s mountains

A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems

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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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Environment

Boreal wildfires heating up in Yukon Flats

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Environment

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate

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Environment

Huge landslide nearly goes unnoticed in Yukon

A cataclysmic landslide occurred in Canada last month – and hardly anybody noticed.

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Maritime ringlet - a Canadian endemic found in only a few populations around the Baie des Chaleurs and Gaspesie.

Environment

Thinking big to conserve small but important species

Through the Key Biodiversity Areas program, rare, endemic and underappreciated species are finally getting their due as important components of their ecosystems

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Environment

Retreating glacier causes river to disappear

For approximate the past 300 years the meltwater of Yukon’s Kaskawulsh Glacier has drained into Kluane Lake via Slims River. This spring it stopped.

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Environment

Sounds of Canada explored in new series from Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Canadian Audible Original takes listeners on a cross-country journey through sound

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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Photo Courtesy Dana Meise

Exploration

What it’s like to walk to Canada’s three oceans

Dana Meise reflects on his seventh season of walking the Trans Canada Trail, and how it feels to be so close to completion

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Glacier bear

Wildlife

A most mysterious bear

The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 

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Pascale Marceau and Lonnie Dupre on a previous expedition in Alaska

Exploration

Duo changes tack after conditions end Lucania climb attempt

Crevasses and the landing location near Mount Lucania force Lonnie Dupre and Pascale Marceau to set their sights on Mount Steele, Canada’s fifth-highest peak

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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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People & Culture

Laughing with the locals

Comedian Jonny Harris, of Still Standing fame, on finding inspiration from coast to coast to coast

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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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the best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

Mapping

The best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications

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People & Culture

Fowl play on the Yukon River

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People & Culture

Glamorous camping in the Yukon wilderness

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: How much exercise is enough?

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Panning for gold

People & Culture

Canadians going for gold (literally) in Slovakia

A Dawson City, Yukon goldpanner is among several Canadians headed to the World Goldpanning Championship in Slovakia

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A group from the Selkirk First Nation catches a salmon in a net.

People & Culture

Five potential solutions to food insecurity in Canada’s North

Here are a few of the ways community-led projects, government programs and other organizations are helping to feed northern populations

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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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People & Culture

Sleepwalking and hallucinations: A Canadian’s journey in the world’s toughest footrace

Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 

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Mapping

The view from above

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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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Wildlife

How highways are hurting the wolverine’s genetic diversity

As development cuts into the elusive animal's habitat, the resulting genetic isolation could ultimately lead to a population crash

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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Barren ground caribou grazing in autumn

Wildlife

Caribou: Endangered Species

The caribou faces environmental challenges in the struggle to survive

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People & Culture

Ready for a wilderness adventure? Take the quiz!

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Science & Tech

Des microorganismes dévoreurs de métaux lourds sont mis à contribution pour filtrer les effluents contaminés dans les sites miniers du Nord

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People & Culture

Klondicitis: Still potent after more than a century

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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A Canada lynx stands alert in the snow

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: orca, wolves, skates, hares and pronghorns

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Wildlife

Kokanee salmon population bounces back in Kluane National Park

The return of over 5,000 kokanee salmon to Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon in 2015 was cause for excitement after the population was nearly declared extinct in 2009

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A photo of Dana Meise during his coast-to-coast-to-coast hike along the Trans Canada Trail.

People & Culture

The Great Hike begins final push to Arctic Ocean

For the past seven years, Meise has been hiking the Trans Canada Trail solo. Now he's on his way to completing the final instalment his journey.

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Science & Tech

Made-in-Canada plants

From wheat to potatos, Canada has made a name for itself for breeding excellent edibles

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Wildlife

Conserving the Porcupine Caribou

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Wildlife

Why the woolly mammoth went extinct

Researcher explores what killed off woolly mammoths — and what this might mean for species today

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Simon Jackson of Ghost Bear Institute and Spirit Bear Youth Coalition

People & Culture

Speaking up for the spirit bears

A new children’s book from Kids Can Press tells the story of Vancouver native Simon Jackson’s efforts to raise global awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

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Travel

Fig travel dresses: All dressed up with someplace to see

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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