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History

Travel

Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

Travel

Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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Science & Tech

Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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wildlife

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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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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Snapping turtle hatchling

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: chatty snappers, mite-y silk and the deadly B.C. heatwave

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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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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a great blue heron skims across the water, with Roberts Bank port in the background;

Environment

The fate of the Fraser River delta

A booming economy, a thriving community, a healthy environment — can Vancouver have it all?

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Articles

Yukon

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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Wildlife

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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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The main spillway for the Hydro-Quebec's Riviere des Prairies dam

Science & Tech

Hydroelectricity in Quebec

Four experts discuss Hydro-Quebec and the driving force behind its gigantic network of generating stations

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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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Freshwater map of Canada by Chris Brackley of Canadian Geographic

Environment

Map: Visualizing Canada’s fresh water

Canada is home to one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Here's what that looks like

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A paddleboarder and a kayaker on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba at sunset. (Photo: Harry Wilson/Canadian Geographic)

Environment

5 Manitoban water conservation projects

How people are trying to save Manitoba's waterways

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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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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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Marcel Gagnon’s cement and stone sculptures lead into the St. Lawrence River in Sainte-Flavie, Quebec

Travel

Old Québec to Gaspé

Hangings, saints, battles, natural beauty and the bones of our ancestors — a journey through history from Old Québec to the Gaspé Peninsula

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Gryfalcon

Travel

Dwindling gyrfalcon populations

Gyrfalcons in the Yukon could face a difficult future

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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Kayaking the Nantahala River

Travel

Whitewater adventure on the Nantahala River

A North Carolina paddling trips that thrills, rejuvenates and educates

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Broadview hotel night view queen and broadview long exposure

Travel

Inside the Broadview Hotel, east Toronto’s hip, historic hot spot

A 19th-century landmark gets a luxurious, thoroughly modern facelift

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Travel

Wade Davis on the Magdalena, Colombia’s “river of dreams”

Episode 20

The author and anthropologist discusses the five years of travels he undertook along Colombia’s Magdalena River  

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The St. Lawrence river may be beautiful, but the land that lines it holds treasures too

Travel

Four highlights to visit along the St. Lawrence

Castles, cash and canals on the St. Lawrence

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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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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People & Culture

Fowl play on the Yukon River

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Teen and dog in canoe

People & Culture

Commuting via canoe: A Canmore teen’s two-month trip to work

15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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People & Culture

The poetry and resilience of Colombia’s Magdalena River

An exclusive excerpt from renowned Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis’ new book Magdalena: River of Dreams, about the iconic waterway that has shaped the geography, culture and people of Colombia

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: Hitting the trail

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure

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Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

People & Culture

Documentary debut! NFB world premiere of The Lake Winnipeg Project

Anishinaabe/Cree filmmaker Kevin Settee centres four short docs around the ingenuity and resilience of communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg 

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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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Yukon sunset Aishihik Lake

People & Culture

Yukon will stay on Daylight Saving Time: Here’s what you had to say about it

One of our most engaged posts on social last week was about the Yukon’s decision to scrap the time change

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People & Culture

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in protecting food security in Dawson City, Yukon

Local First Nation turned vacant land into an operational farm to provide for residents

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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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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Mapping

Mapping the threat status of wild Atlantic salmon

Groups protecting Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on Canada’s East Coast have a new view of the problems facing the prized species

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Mackenzie River

Kids

Dechinta Rivers project to combine Indigenous land-based learning with canoeing adventure

The dean of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning discusses the school's upcoming summer-semester project taking place on three rivers in the Northwest Territories

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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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A plain pocketbook mussel and its lure

Wildlife

Lessons in interconnectivity: Ottawa River mussels

Jill Heinerth explores what can we learn from the lifecycle of freshwater mussels

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Ottawa River, watershed, environment

Mapping

Mapping the Ottawa River, ‘the original Trans-Canada Highway’

The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 

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Mapping

The view from above

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Exploration

River guide

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Environment

Healthy rivers: Communities use DNA tool to keep tabs on freshwater quality

Many of Canada’s 25 watersheds are under threat from pollution, habitat degradation, water overuse and invasive species

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Environment

Interview with water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau

International water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau visits the Ottawa River

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Environment

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

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Environment

The voices we pay attention to

What can we learn when western science and traditional knowledge intersect?

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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

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

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Ice disc South Thompson River 2020

Environment

Watch: Mysterious ice disc spins in B.C.’s South Thompson River

The 40-metre-wide disc formed from a perfect combination of weather and fluid dynamics 

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Exploration

RCGS-funded expeditions take on peaks, rivers and trails across Canada

Few RCGS-funded expeditions took place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many explorers found a way to  safely head afield in 2021

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Wildlife

Study shows wild and hatchery trout not mixing in Nova Scotia rivers

Brook trout are the primary sport fish in the province

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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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Environment

Boreal wildfires heating up in Yukon Flats

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billy goat overlooking a lake

Wildlife

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet

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