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The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Environment

Environment

Reaction to the decision to open more than half of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed region to development

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Left: Adam Weymouth author photo. Right: Book cover Kings of the Yukon

Environment

On the trail of the “Kings of the Yukon”

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon

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Canyon on Hart River in the Peel Watershed region

Environment

Peel Watershed problems

Reaction to the decision to open more than half of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed region to development

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Environment

Voices from the Yukon’s Peel watershed land-use debate

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Environment

Boreal wildfires heating up in Yukon Flats

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Wildlife

History

Travel

Travel

Interview with Yukon Quest musher Rob Cooke

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

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Yukon

Hydroelectric dams supply the majority of power in the Yukon

Science & Tech

New energy in the Yukon

The territory grapples with meeting energy needs of growing populations and booming businesses

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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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Exploration

Last icy stand: Scaling Mount Logan

Four researchers team up to ascend Mount Logan, measuring change and resilience on Canada’s highest peak

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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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Wildlife

Into the wintry kingdom of the Canada lynx

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

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Mapping

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

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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Science & Tech

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

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: Hitting the trail

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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Mount Logan

Exploration

Re-measuring Canada’s highest mountain

A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology

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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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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

Trump’s proposed changes to Endangered Species Act worry Canadian conservationists

Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk

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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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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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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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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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Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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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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mountain ridge snow trees

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Barren ground caribou grazing in autumn

Wildlife

Caribou: Endangered Species

The caribou faces environmental challenges in the struggle to survive

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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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Wildlife

Conserving the Porcupine Caribou

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Johnny Canuck illustration by Ray Fawkes

Travel

Johnny Canuck’s favourite place in Canada

The comic-book aviator hero recalls his first encounter with the northern lights in Eagle Plains, Yukon

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Denise Chisholm, a member of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club, glides along a trail near the facility in April

Travel

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski culture

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski club is winning big

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Travel

Festival side-trips

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

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George Hunter, photographer

People & Culture

Images of 20th-century Canada from the country’s most prolific photographer

George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 

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People & Culture

Fowl play on the Yukon River

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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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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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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

Featured Fellow: Karsten Heuer

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People & Culture

Ready for a wilderness adventure? Take the quiz!

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People & Culture

Klondicitis: Still potent after more than a century

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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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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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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