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People & Culture

10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo’s Photo Club

From misty mornings to bright fall foliage, these photos highlight the beauty of the season

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People & Culture

Water protection and youth activism with Autumn Peltier

Environmental activist and chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation on the importance of protecting fresh water

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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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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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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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Travel

Environment

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Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Science & Tech

People & Culture

History

History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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History

The last battle

The cannons that fired on September 11, 1814 set off the Battle of Plattsburgh, the last fight of the War of 1812. Two Canadians go south of the border to make things right.

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History

The Wright stuff

The story of the Canadian explorer who discovered Scott’s frozen remains in Antarctica

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A crew member on the Martin Bergmann prepares as the ship sails off on the Victoria Strait Expedition last month

History

The Martin Bergmann resumes the Franklin search

As winter weather approaches, searchers focus on whatever areas they can hunt while they can

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Wildlife

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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People & Culture

10 iconic images of Canada from Canadian Geographic’s Instagram community

150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos is available on newsstands now

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People & Culture

10 amazing aurora photos from Can Geo’s Instagram community

A roundup of the best photos of the northern lights submitted to our hashtag this week

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People & Culture

Northern exposure: Tomson Highway recalls a childhood encounter with the sub-Arctic wind

Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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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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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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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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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

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Seven more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018

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The glass-paned front of 50 Sussex Drive reflects the last rays of sunset

People & Culture

Welcome to 50 Sussex, Canada’s new Centre for Geography and Exploration

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is transforming the way the 90-year-old organization carries out its mandate

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People & Culture

Tom Thomson — Painter of the True North

An excerpt from the August 1946 issue of the Canadian Geographical Journal, in which the renowned art historical Donald Buchanan wrote on how Tom Thompson was inspired by the landscapes of Canada

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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Environment

Endangered spaces and species in Canada’s mountains

Glaciers play a vital role in sculpting the landscape, and their retreat can bring about drastic consequences

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Wildlife

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Sound is an integral part of a beluga’s life, so the quality of the underwater acoustic environment is very important for the health and survival of belugas

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2017 editors' favourite gear

Travel

Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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Operation pumpkin drop

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Watch a 600-kilogram pumpkin destroy a car

First-ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" held in Saskatoon was a messy success 

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Travel

Johnny Canuck’s favourite place in Canada

The comic-book aviator hero recalls his first encounter with the northern lights in Eagle Plains, Yukon

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Torngat Mountains and Nachvak Fiord

Exploration

Photos: Exploring the Torngat Mountains, a place of spirits

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Women’s Amoret Quilted Coat

This lightweight fall coat handles changeable shoulder season weather in style

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Carhartt Rockwall Jacket

Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Men’s Rockwall Jacket

Carhartt’s new Quick Duck 3-in-1 Rockwall Jacket boasts the rugged dependability that the brand is known for, but is stylish enough for casual, day-to-day wear

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Travel

Gear Review: Tilley hats for the stylish city and hardy hinterland

Tilley Endurables offers more variety than just that legacy sun hat. But of course that hat is still an option.

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People & Culture

Behind the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context

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Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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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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People & Culture

5 tips for photographing lake and ocean waves

Photographer Dave Sandford shares his tips for shooting waves as works of art.

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Places

Bruce Peninsula National Park

A guide to visiting the Ontario National Park

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People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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The Humber Foton, a new solar-powered boat on the market, takes four to five days of sunshine to get fully charged

Environment

Recreation revolution

From energy-efficient stadiums to solar-powered boats, making leisure time clean and green is all the rage

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: The decision

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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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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Élisabeth Nadeau

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Men in an Albertan field wearing masks during the Spanish Influenza in the fall of 1918.

History

Excerpt from ‘The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada’

Read the account of one young soldier’s fight against the Spanish flu in 1918

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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Wildlife

Common loon faces uncertain future

A new study suggests loon populations could soon decline

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Wildlife

Ross’s Goose could be deemed overabundant

Ross’s geese are causing ecological damage in the Arctic after a dramatic population increase

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During Cornucopia, local chefs, such as James Wong from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel ply adventurous eaters with top local fare

Travel

A fall festival for gourmands

Fine dining and fast-paced fun are on the menu each fall during Whistler's Cornucopia food fest

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A foggy fall day in Prince Edward County (Darlene Shantz/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Prince Edward County in the fall

What highlights to visit in the county when most of the crowds have left

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Alouette-I satellite

Science & Tech

Alouette anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of Canada’s role in space

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Exploration

Adam Shoalts shares a spooky story of the Canadian wilderness

Episode 23

Gather ’round and listen as explorer and bestselling author Adam Shoalts spins a spine-tingling tale of tracking a legendary creature in Labrador’s Mealy Mountains

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