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Douglas Coupland vortex Vancouver Aquarium ocean plastic Haida Gwaii

People & Culture

Douglas Coupland on the dark side of plastic

The renowned Canadian artist and bestselling author discusses how his love of plastic morphed into an art exhibit about ocean pollution

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San Francisco's iconic Painted Ladies

Travel

Five essential things to do in San Francisco

If you're short on time but big on fun, make sure to take in one of these must-do activities in the City by the Bay

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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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Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Environment

Exhibition celebrates the beauty and intricacy of botanical art

Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity

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Crowdsourced artwork

People & Culture

Crowdsourced art on Canadian identity

More than 800 sketches from across the country have been collected into a larger artwork on Canadian identity

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An 1825 watercolour of an unnamed bay on Lake Superior during a storm

History

Lake Superior through history, as portrayed by artists

The greatest of the Great Lakes has captivated painters since before Confederation

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Septentrionalium terrarum descriptio, Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), 1613. Baldwin Collection of Canadiana, Toronto Public Library

Mapping

Toronto exhibition celebrates maps as works of art

Art of Cartography exhibit at the Toronto Public Library features visually stunning maps from the 15th through the 19th centuries

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A beaver rock

Wildlife

The strange, compelling artistry of “beaver sculptures”

Appreciating the craftsmanship of Canada's national animal

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Sea ice on Frobisher bay

Environment

How I wrote a symphony about the changing Canadian Arctic

I set out to create a historical documentation of the Arctic in musical form. In the process, I found myself developing a spiritual connection with the environment. 

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salmon run British Columbia Vancouver Cambie bridge

Environment

High-tech art to bring B.C.’s annual salmon run to downtown Vancouver

Uninterrupted, a digital art installation planned for Vancouver's Cambie Street Bridge, hopes to inspire conservation efforts

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Still from the Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute by Historica Canada

People & Culture

Watch the first-ever Inuktitut Heritage Minute

The latest Heritage Minute from Historica Canada profiles Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak and is the first to be produced in three different languages

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Places

How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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