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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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Wildlife

moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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travel

Musicians at the top of Loma de la Cruz in Holguin, Cuba, with a view of the city beyond

Travel

Savouring Cuban culture in Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago

From enjoying a family-style meal in a "paladar" to retracing the history of the revolution, a visit to eastern Cuba is a must for authentic culture-seekers

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RIU Palace Paradise Island Nassau, Bahamas

Travel

Living the island dream at RIU Palace Paradise Island

This five-star Bahamas resort boasts a fresh look and adults-only concept on Nassau's famous Cabbage Beach

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Exmoor pony above North Berwick, Scotland

Travel

Five Scottish towns worth a day trip from Edinburgh

These five towns steeped in Scottish history are all less than an hour by train from the capital

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Northern gannets in Gaspé

Travel

Editors’ picks: Our top travel experiences of 2017

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year to help inspire your next adventure in Canada and beyond

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People & Culture

Sunrise, sunset: 10 amazing ‘golden hour’ images from Can Geo’s Photo Club

There's a reason photographers call it the "magic hour" 

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Travel

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Science & Tech

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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Wade Davis on the Magdalena, Colombia’s “river of dreams”

Episode 20

The author and anthropologist discusses the five years of travels he undertook along Colombia’s Magdalena River  

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Travel

Our Country: Vinessa Antoine’s favourite place in Canada

The star of CBC’s Diggstown discovers Nova Scotia’s black history

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Riu Dunamar Playa Mujeres

Travel

Riu Dunamar: Resort perfection on Mexico’s Caribbean coast

Located close to cosmopolitan Cancún and charming Isla Mujeres, the new Riu Dunamar at Playa Mujeres combines opportunities for cultural discovery with the pleasures of resort life

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People & Culture

12 Canadian photographers share the nature they love

We asked some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers why they dedicate their time to capturing images of nature. Here’s what they said.

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Science & Tech

Citizen to scientist: Six apps that can help you make a difference

Whether you’re monitoring monarchs or searching for snakes, these mobile apps will allow you to become a scientist right from your backyard

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People & Culture

Why Indigenous languages matter

Multilingualism is at the heart of Canada‘s identity. It’s also a matter of decency and human rights. 

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Foggy lake black and white

People & Culture

Picture this! #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest winners

Showcasing the top shots in the 2021 CanGeo x Nikon #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest 

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Woman on a stand up paddleboard

People & Culture

Taking a stand on Lake Ontario’s plastic pollution

Rochelle Byrne is paddleboarding 420 kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario to raise awareness about pollution that has infiltrated the lake

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former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

People & Culture

“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed away

As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose

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Researchers studying the impact of ship traffic and noise on whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea cruise the Prince of Wales Strait in a  Zodiac

People & Culture

Protecting whales in an ice-free Arctic

As Arctic sea ice vanishes, new measures are needed to protect marine wildlife from increased ship traffic 

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People & Culture

This canoe expedition program provides school credit to Indigenous youth

Matawa Learning Centre pilots a Grade 12 experiential education course that teaches indigenous youth about water safety and leadership while traveling along traditional canoe routes

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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People & Culture

A Canadian EcoCampus opens in Costa Rica

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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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Team Canada International Geography Olympiad 2018

Kids

Young Canadian geographers win five medals at International Geography Olympiad

Team Canada claimed two silver and three bronze medals at the global geography competition held in Quebec City

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Wildlife

Announcing the winners of the 2020 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

From plants to ants, Canadian Geographic’s 2020 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition showcases the best of the year’s wildlife photography

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Science & Tech

1845 Franklin expedition member identified using DNA

A new report has identified crewman of the previously unknown remains found on Nunavut's King William Island in 1993

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Environment

Can PEI reach their 7 per cent protected land goal by the end of the year?

Currently only at 4.4 per cent, the province still needs to acquire another 2.6 per cent of land to protect by the end of 2020

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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Sable feral horses

Science & Tech

Students take innovative Sable Island horse deterrent system to world stage

The students’ device will compete at an international innovation competition June 18 to 20

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

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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Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

Places

Photos: Life in the park at the edge of the world

This is not your average summer job

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Robson Bight Day to Night

Environment

Day to Night in Robson Bight

For the latest image in his iconic Day to Night series, photographer Stephen Wilkes set his sights on an important ecological reserve in British Columbia. Here's why. 

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Travel, beach, sand, surf, surfing, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, U.S., Pacific Ocean

Travel

Learning to surf in Santa Monica

Bordered by Venice Beach and other L.A. neighbourhoods, oceanside Santa Monica is compact, innovative and laidback-chic. It’s also the best place to learn to surf in the region.

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La Paz colourful sign La Paz Mexico

Travel

Three reasons to visit La Paz, Mexico

From snorkelling with whale sharks to savouring fully-loaded Mexican hot dogs, here's why La Paz should be on your list of places to travel next

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Science & Tech

Four innovative products that are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean

Some companies have been working to develop creative solutions to our global plastics problem

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Nightclub Dancer in Havana, Cuba in 1948 (Photo: State Library and Archives of Florida/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

Cuban culture

5 examples of Cuban music, films and other cultural hallmarks

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Making a Cutter's rum punch. (Photo: Tom Hall/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Recipe for Cutter’s famous rum punch

Warm your bones this winter by making these tropical drinks

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History

Operation Husky: Joining the march

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Travel

Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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Travel

Greg Snell works overtime at the Best Job in the World

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Travel

Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia

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Environment

Real Canadian places that resemble locations from Game of Thrones

You don't have to leave Canada to experience the geographic diversity of the Seven Kingdoms

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Environment

Shoring up Prince Edward Island’s threatened coastline

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A humpback whale breaches in the Broughton Archipelago

Travel

Photos: Whale encounters and island scenery in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures brings you face-to-face with the wildlife in one of North America's most biodiverse marine areas

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captive belugas

Wildlife

Vancouver Parks Board bans display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium is concerned for the future of its marine mammal rescue program

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Travel

Welcome to Sochi, Russia

The not-so-typical Winter Olympics host city

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