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Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Colourful cowboy boots displayed on shelves in Amarillo Texas by Zach Baranowski

Travel

Eight things to see, eat, drink and do in the Texas Panhandle

From the canyonlands to the rodeo culture, the thriving arts scene to the small but distinguished wine region, the Texas Panhandle is full of surprises

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Art North of 60°

The Great Northern Arts Festival Celebrates its 25th

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Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Environment

Canada’s greenest homes

The dos and don’ts of sustainable building

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Environment

New film shows three-decade old cod collapse even more relevant today

The animated short film called Last Fish, First Boat recounts the 1992 cod moratorium

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Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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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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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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Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Science & Tech

The “frozen rainforest” within the ice

Glaciologist Joseph Cook on the vibrant life in the Arctic ice sheet

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Human limits

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these eight explorers pushed their physical and mental limits in pursuit of knowledge and to inspire others

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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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People & Culture

RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Interior view of Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Saskatchewan showing a variety of items for sale, including raw furs

People & Culture

Inside the Saskatchewan grocery store that still trades furs

Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge is a living museum to northern Saskatchewan’s storied past

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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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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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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

Energy efficient student-built vehicles to compete in Shell Eco-marathon

Canadian teams have historically performed well in the competition, which challenges students to create a vehicle that can travel far using little energy

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Alex Trebek gives his remarks on stage at the official opening event of 50 Sussex

People & Culture

RCGS announces the new Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy

The Society honoured the Jeopardy! host's tireless support of geographic education in Canada by renaming one of its most prestigious awards

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People & Culture

Remembering Alex Trebek

While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education

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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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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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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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People & Culture

Nominations open for RCGS Massey Medal

Award recognizes exemplary work in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada. Nomination deadline is January 15th, 2017.

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Cover of Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport and author Janice Forsyth

People & Culture

Tom Longboat, Indigenous self-determination and discrimination in sport

A new book remembers famed the Onondaga distance runner and explores how Canada uses sport to police Indigenous bodies and identities

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Cover photo: Larry Towell

People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: Award-winning cover

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Robert Bateman among those honoured at Annual Fellows Dinner

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People & Culture

7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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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

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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

People & Culture

Inuit preschool, Yukon cold-climate greenhouse among winners of 2018 Arctic Inspiration Prize

A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12

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People & Culture

Remembering innovative Arctic research leader, RCGS Fellow Dr. Louis Fortier

Louis Fortier widely known in Arctic research circles as a “pioneer”

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People & Culture

Canadian diving luminary receives underwater exploration award

Joe MacInnis just became the fourth person ever to receive the William Beebe Award for exceptional contributions to underwater exploration from the New York City-based Explorers Club

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday

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Rosalynn Carter, Arthur Milnes, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and RCGS CEO John Geiger

People & Culture

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter awarded Lawrence J. Burpee medal

Medal honours the former President's role in expanding the U.S. national parks system and work with Habitat for Humanity

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Beginning January 1, 2013, local Winnipeg freelance photographer David Lipnowski began a long term, personal project entitled

People & Culture

Manitoban diversity

Photographer David Lipnowski showcases the wide – and perhaps unexpected – diversity within Manitoba

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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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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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Some of the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

People & Culture

Medals and merits

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Shelagh Grant

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from October

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in October.

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Christi Belcourt at an Aboriginal event at Carleton University. (Photo: David Barbour/Canadian Geographic)

People & Culture

Five indigenous artists you should know

Whether through music or paintings, these artists are making waves in the art world

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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Travel

Frost & Fire

Heating up for Wakefield’s chilly triathlon and run

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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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Can Geo Education teacher receives national teaching award

Janet Ruest has received the Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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Environment

Canadian seahorse expert wins leading animal conservation prize

UBC prof Amanda Vincent won the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize for her work on ocean conservation

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Wildlife

Photos: Bear witness

Celebrating a springtime ritual of polar bear cubs emerging from the dens of Manitoba's famed Wapusk National Park

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Environment

Canadian photographer wins international award for heartwarming image

Daisy Gilardini was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in the Nature’s Best Photography for her image featuring a mother polar bear with cubs

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Environment

Canada’s greenest prof

Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life.

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Mapping

Stompin’ Tom Connors’s songs mapped

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