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Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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History

Throwback Thursday – Canada’s Debt to the Indians

Throwback Thursday – Canada’s Debt to the Indians

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History

Throwback Thursday: Turtle hunting

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Canadian Hydrographic Survey launch, CSL Gannett

History

2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

This year's search is about much more than underwater archaeology. The Victoria Strait Expedition will contribute to northern science and communities.

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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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Environment

Science & Tech

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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Articles

People & Culture

Douglas Cardinal on the Zibi project

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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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Mapping

Excerpt of new book Mapping My Way Home: A Gitxsan History

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Indspire, award winners, Indigenous

People & Culture

2018 Indspire Awards honour Indigenous excellence

A look at the winners of the 25th annual awards

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People & Culture

Q&A with Jeff Westeinde on Ottawa’s Zibi project

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Writer Ray Ford and his son Cam catch and release pickerel and pike in Wabatongushi Lake

Travel

On fish and Facebook

A northern Ontario lake sets the stage for a father-and-son fishing trip

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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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Travel

Churchill photo tour

Take a walk with photo editor Jessica Finn and associate editor Michela Rosano as they explore Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season on assignment for Canadian Geographic

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

People & Culture

Living off-grid in Canada’s North

In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours

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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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Photo: courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

History

Captain’s log: Long days

The short Arctic field season means taking advantage of every opportunity

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Phyllis Webstad

People & Culture

Behind the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context

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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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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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People & Culture

Arctic images make visitors consider the portrayal of Canada’s North

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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People & Culture

Backgrounder: the Arctic Council

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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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People & Culture

‘Famous 5’ anniversary celebrated in Ottawa

October 18, 2015 marked 86 years since the Persons Case, and 15 years since the ‘Famous 5’ statue was erected outside Canada’s Parliament.

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People & Culture

Nadya Kwandibens photographs the First Nations experience across Canada

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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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Artcirq, a circus troupe from Igloolik, Nunavut, will perform in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene festival

People & Culture

Making a Northern Scene

Experience northern art in the south

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Photo of Brian Osborne and Gisele Jacob

People & Culture

Brian Osborne awarded Massey Medal

Queen's University professor emeritus Brian Osborne recognized for outstanding career achievements in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada

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Bannock (Photo:Javier Frutos/CG Staff)

People & Culture

Bannock recipe

Everyone's bannock is different, says Candace Irvine. Which is one of the reasons she didn't mind sharing her own recipe

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Houses in Greenland (Photo: Courtesy of James Raffan)

People & Culture

Life in the high Arctic: James Raffan

James Raffan finds beauty in a place where one in 10 children will not graduate high school

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Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon began the Idle No More movement last year

People & Culture

The change makers: Sheelah McLean, Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon

The Idle No More founders started with a social media campaign and built a protest movement of thousands

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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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History

New quarters celebrate Canada’s North

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History

Scientists look to past earthquake to prepare for the next ‘Big One’

When the 'Big One' does occur, we will have little advance warning — but we will know what to expect.

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History

Throwback Thursday: a history of maps

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Mapping

Mapping environmental racism in Nova Scotia

A new interactive map aims to show that pollution disproportionately affects communities of African Nova Scotians and aboriginals

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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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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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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Conserving the Porcupine Caribou

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Wildlife

Is climate change threatening B.C.’s sockeye salmon?

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Wildlife

Reports suggest protecting songbirds means preserving the boreal forest

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

Kinder Morgan submits plan to expand Trans Mountain pipeline

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Science & Tech

Revived ancient virus raises concerns about melting permafrost

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Science & Tech

Tracking fresh water and contaminants in the Arctic Ocean

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Science & Tech

Housing innovations in Nunatsiavut

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Science & Tech

Perrin Beatty on the future of Canada’s energy mix

How has Ontario's green energy shift affected the province? What have been the effects of oil prices' decline in Canada? Perrin Beatty weighs in.

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Kids

Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

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Kids

The war on the floor

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