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Travel

Exploring Philadelphia’s public art hotspots

The popular Canadian tourist destination is a treasure trove of free art

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Environment

Mapping

Science & Tech

Science & Tech

The art and science of Vanishing Ice

Tough, yet fragile. Ancient, yet vulnerable. Ice has inspired artists and scientists for generations but a new exhibit aims to show ice – and its relationship to climate change – in a new way.

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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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Two men scale a steep cliff above a lake

Science & Tech

Why a Labrador crater is the perfect training ground for future moon explorers

Future missions to the moon will focus heavily on geology. Fortunately, Canada offers astronauts the perfect place to hone their skills.

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Ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist

Science & Tech

Citizen science platform iNaturalist is testing artificial intelligence to help with species identification

Can a computer learn to identify species?

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Science & Tech

Stained glass windows generate electricity at Saskatchewan cathedral

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A Cree artist from Manitoba displays a pair of mukluks she created by hand

Travel

‘Storyboot School’ brings the art of mukluk-making to Toronto

An ancient tradition heads to Canada's largest urban centre this fall 

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Wildlife

People & Culture

Travel

Katharina Fritsch, National Gallery of Art, art gallery, museum, D.C., Washington

Travel

Three art hotspots that highlight Washington, D.C.’s creative side

Explore the best art collections in the capital of the United States

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Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at night

Travel

Destination: Chicago

Exploring magnificent buildings, museums, top-notch art and nightlife in the Windy City

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Travel

Visiting the reclaimed space of Victoria’s Butchart Gardens

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Travel

Winterstart Is Coming

In the heart of Canada's first national park, a seasonal celebration

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Travel

Roadtripping Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway Route

This historic route is a must-drive for any traveller seeking the freedom of the open road with a healthy dose of amazing vistas

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

People & Culture

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awards two Kamookak Medals

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known

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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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History

Frozen feat: A personal account of the 1925 expedition to conquer Mount Logan

The journey a master mountaineer described “one of the strangest ventures of my life.”

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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History

Artifacts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

It's been a century since nearly 800 Newfoundland soldiers lost their lives fighting in France. This new provincial gallery pays tribute to their memory.

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Environment

How artificial intelligence could help predict major forest fires

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 

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Environment

HMCS Annapolis sinking postponed

What was to be one of British Columbia’s most exciting dive spots, is now potentially on its way to becoming an environmental hazard.

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David Suzuki on the Blue Dot Tour, 2014

Environment

How to start a grassroots movement

The Blue Dot Tour repurposed a Barack Obama campaign strategy to foster a grassroots movement. Here's the theory behind the system.

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Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Environment

It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands

A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more

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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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People & Culture

Late filmmaker’s final documentary sheds light on sharks in peril

Sharkwater Extinction, the final documentary from Canadian filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart, is now screening across Canada

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Franklin expedition epaulettes

History

Artifacts retrieved from Erebus wreck reveal snapshot of life on doomed ship

“Most successful season” of exploration since the wreck was discovered surfaces 350 artifacts from officers’ quarters

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History

Throwback Thursday: 1944 article on the Inuit

Today, the native populations of Canada’s Eastern Arctic and Greenland are known as the Inuit. In the past, explorers and anthropologists referred to them by one broad term: Eskimo.

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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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History

Arctic artifacts

What ancient items are found in shipwrecks in the Arctic

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History

75 years after Viola Desmond’s stand against segregation, former theatre honours her legacy

On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture

People & Culture

Sedna sculpture unveiled on Parliament Hill

An interview with Inuit artist Bart Hanna, whose sculpture of the Inuit sea goddess has been unveiled on Parliament Hill as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory

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People & Culture

Edward Burtynsky discusses new installation: In the Wake of Progress

Featured in the heart of downtown Toronto, this larger-than-life art installation tells the story of humanity’s impact on the planet 

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Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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a mosaic of people trying Crickstart products

People & Culture

This Canadian food startup wants you to eat crickets. Here’s why

Nutritious and ecologically friendly, crickets might just be the food of the future

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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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A petroglyph believed to symbolize the circle of life  (Photo: Callum Snape)

Travel

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park takes visitors back in time

First Nations history shines through petroglyphs and pictographs

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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Exploration

An epic family journey to the heart of the Himalaya

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

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Explorers Pamela and Peter Bracefait with their circus cannon

Exploration

Canadian explorers set to depart on Mission: BRF!, a “groundbreaking” circumnavigation of the globe

Duo says criticism of controversial transportation methods won't deter them 

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Mapping

Map Monday – Art meets Google Street View

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Mapping

Creative cartography: Ross Racine’s suburbia

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Denise Clarke of One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Denise Clarke

The Calgary-based dancer, choreographer and recently-published author is ready for her next act

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Kids

Five ways to start coding in and outside the classroom

On the heels of Computer Science Education Week, we put together a list for how to best integrate coding and computing into everyday teaching

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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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Places

Chris Cran’s EXPLORE exhibit opens at 50 Sussex

A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection

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People & Culture

Insights on artificial intelligence in the developing world

Matthew Smith, senior program specialist at the International Development Research Centre, talks with Charting Change about the opportunities and challenges of AI in transforming societies

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People & Culture

The change makers: Rob Stewart

The filmmaker aims to open eyes to threatened environments — and inspire action for change

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a prairie chicken dancer and his daughter at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

People & Culture

Connecting to 6,000 years of history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage

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People & Culture

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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People & Culture

Remembering Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart

RCGS Explorer in Residence and diver Jill Heinerth on the importance of conservation videography

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People & Culture

Free ‘bike library’ aims to make cycling more accessible

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Cite Memoire projection art in Montreal

Travel

Video: Old Montreal comes alive through Cité Mémoire’s projection art

In celebration of the city's 375th anniversary, Montreal is featuring one of the largest projection art installations in the world

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Artist Toronto nature surrealism

People & Culture

Artist reimagines Toronto engulfed by nature

Mathew Borrett's new exhibition, Hypnagogic City, depicts Hogtown in a parallel universe

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Governor General David Johnston awards Arctic Inspiration Prize to one of the 2015 laureates, Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth

People & Culture

Arctic Inspiration Prize awards $1.5 million to improve Northern communities

Three programs dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Canada’s northern communities received a much-needed funding boost on January 27 through the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize.

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