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The main building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Iqaluktuttiaq

Science & Tech

Building connections in the Canadian High Arctic

The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station is helping to create a positive working relationship between northern scientists and the local community

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A person in a space suit and helmet stands in front of a rocky, dry landscape on Devon Island

Science & Tech

Now you can virtually explore “Mars on Earth” in Google Street View

A new Google project zeroes in on Canada’s Devon Island, the most Mars-like environment on Earth

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Science & Tech

Canada’s Arctic weather outposts

How the Joint Arctic Weather Stations program did more than just fill in a blank on the nation’s weather map

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lake hazen ellesmere island

Science & Tech

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan to make first official visit to the Canadian High Arctic

Duncan will meet with climate change researchers and community leaders in Resolute, Nunavut

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Science & Tech

Climate change study cancelled due to climate change

A northern research expedition has been postponed until July due to unusually hazardous ice conditions

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

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Exploration

Riding the Transpolar Drift

How the Polarstern icebreaker accomplished the largest polar expedition in history — and what scientists learned 

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North Pole

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People & Culture

Cory Trépanier painting

People & Culture

Remembering artist Cory Trépanier

The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021

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People & Culture

Into the Arctic: The paintings of Cory Trépanier

Canadian painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier explores the sublime and rapidly changing Canadian Arctic

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a collage of images of Nunavut, including an Inuit child, Aaju Peter, a polar bear, the community of Pond Inlet, Lamech Kadloo, the community of Kugluktuk, ice

People & Culture

Our land, our strength

Reflecting on 20 years of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut

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Marine mammal habitats in Canada's Arctic

People & Culture

Mapping human impact on the North with Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas

A new atlas explores the delicate balance between the North and those who use its resources

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Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, indigenous, suicide prevention, homelessness, therapy, education

People & Culture

For the North, by the North

A look back at some of the amazing projects that have won the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize

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Prince Leopold Island migratory bird sanctuary, nunavut, sea ice, Arctic

Environment

It’s time to listen to the Inuit on climate change

Because temperatures in the Arctic are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, we must look to the experiences of Inuit as a harbinger of what is to come — and seek their guidance on how to live sustainably

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Environment

Exploration

Map of Churchill Harbour by Jens Munk, 1624

Exploration

Jens Munk: An expedition ahead of its time

Two hundred years before Franklin and 300 years before Amundsen, a daring Dane came closer to finding the Northwest Passage than anyone had before

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Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

People & Culture

From the prairies to the North Pole to NASA: Remembering Dean Hadley

Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.

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The crew of the The Terror at work on the ice in the series' first episode

People & Culture

Five questions about “The Terror”

Canadian Geographic’s experts share their final reflections on the AMC series, from its historical accuracy to its place in the Franklin Expedition canon

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A retrogressive thaw slump on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island

Environment

The big thaw

Arctic permafrost is thawing. What does that mean for the North — and the rest of us? 

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Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

People & Culture

Ed O’Loughlin’s winter mind

The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps

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Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature

People & Culture

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery opens at Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature unveils its newest gallery, devoted to Canada's Far North

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Icebergs in Pond Inlet, near Bylot Island

Travel

Gear review: Photographing Baffin Island with a Nikon D4S

See photos that will inspire you to put Baffin Island on your list of summer getaways, and read a review of the camera equipment (provided by Vistek and Nikon Canada) used to capture them

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Col. Chris Hadfield in the bridge of the Soviet-era icebreaker, Capitan Khlebnikov. Canadian High Arctic.

Travel

Photos: Across the Arctic with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Paul Colangelo shares images from his time exploring the North with the first Canadian to walk in space

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Pokémon inspired by Arctic wildlife on an Arctic landscape photo by Robert Bergeron/Can Geo Photo Club

People & Culture

Seven Pokémon that would be right at home in the Canadian Arctic

These seven Pokémon characters have attributes and powers inspired by real Arctic wildlife

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Canada c3 ice breaker in toronto

People & Culture

Coast-to-coast-to-coast Canadian expedition sets sail

The Canada C3 expedition aims to connect Canadians through arts, science, culture and education during a five-month journey around the country

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Antarctic greening, Antarctic Peninsula, climate change

Environment

Study shows Antarctic Peninsula is greening at an unprecedented rate

Microbes and mosses have demonstrated rapid growth in the last 50 years

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Adam Lajeunesse at Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.

People & Culture

Q&A: Arctic policy expert Adam Lajeunesse on the future of Canada’s north

How Donald Trump, Russian icebreakers and a warming climate might affect the top of the world

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The skull of Xenoceratops foremostensis

Environment

Five fascinating specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s vast collection

Curators and research scientists at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Que. share their favourite specimens ahead of annual open house

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maskwa nanook expedition paddling

People & Culture

Canoe expedition travelling 1,600 km from Saskatchewan to Nunavut

From boreal forest to the barren lands of the North, the Maskwa Nanook expedition aims to show Canada's remote landscapes to the world

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An iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland (Photo: Gérald Tapp/Wikimedia Commons)

Mapping

Map: Icebergs route south

Follow icebergs on their journey from the Arctic on interactive map

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Together to the Tundra finds it's first campsite

People & Culture

Expeditions with kids

Dan Clark explains the motivation behind going on Arctic paddling expeditions with young children.

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The fossil of Tiktaalik roseae

People & Culture

Famous arctic fossil returns to Canada

Tiktaalik, a famous 375-million-year-old fish fossil, was welcomed back to Canada this week.

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The Ridge Lab of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) located at Eureka, Nunavut (80N, 86W) on Ellesmere Island

People & Culture

Ring around the pole

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