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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Travel

Articles

A beaver rock

Wildlife

The strange, compelling artistry of “beaver sculptures”

Appreciating the craftsmanship of Canada's national animal

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History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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Timber wolves in captivity

Wildlife

The big bad wolf?

Exploring our love-hate relationship with the wolf

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Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

Environment

Uncovering Pliocene landscapes in Canada’s High Arctic

Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

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Mapping

How maps were used to politicize early Canada

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Science & Tech

Wildlife

History

People & Culture

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

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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People & Culture

Hunt and gather

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People & Culture

In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent

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Photo: Monica Healy/Canadian Geographic Photo Club

People & Culture

8 of our favourite Canadian museums

In honour of International Museum Day, Canadian Geographic's editors share their favourite museums in Canada

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Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

People & Culture

The story behind “Thirteen Moons,” a new work by Alex Janvier

Celebrated Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's new work is a circular mural inspired by the traditional lunar calendar. Here's how it came to be.

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives in Riding Mountain National Park

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip kicks off in Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day one of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2019

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illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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Travel

Five things to do in Lower Manhattan, New York City

The neighbourhood at the southern tip of the island is more than just Wall Street and skyscrapers

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Travel

Gear review: The Red Leaf Collection by Atlantic Luggage

Show your Canadian pride when you travel abroad with a new series of hardshell suitcases from Atlantic Luggage 

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Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

People & Culture

Ed O’Loughlin’s winter mind

The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps

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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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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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Upper Wind River

Exploration

Return to the Peel

We came to retrace an ancestor’s 1905 map-making expedition of the Peel River watershed. We left with a new-found appreciation of what this ancient land means to the people who live there. 

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Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Wildlife

As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration

The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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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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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

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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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

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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Photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France

Travel

This mirrorless camera is perfect for minimalist travel

The Nikon 1J5 camera is compact, lightweight and takes great photos

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rideau canal skateway

Travel

Best Canadian cities to visit in winter

These urban centres really know how to heat up the chilly months

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Travel

Prince Albert National Park

A guide to visiting the Saskatchewan National Park

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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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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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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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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Great Slave Lake

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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Photo Courtesy Dana Meise

Exploration

What it’s like to walk to Canada’s three oceans

Dana Meise reflects on his seventh season of walking the Trans Canada Trail, and how it feels to be so close to completion

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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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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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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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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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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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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

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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Wildlife

In the company of crows

Our feathered friends are increasingly calling our urban centres home. Why crows in particular are nesting among us.

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People & Culture

Manitoba farmer creates intricate Canada 150 corn maze

What better way to celebrate the nation’s sesquentennial than getting lost in a field of corn?

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Yannick Bisson illustration by Micaela Blondin

People & Culture

“Murdoch Mysteries” star Yannick Bisson shares his favourite place in Canada

How a magical spot in Ontario’s Kawartha region captured the CBC star’s heart

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Dramatic cliffs in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

Places

Four things to know about Thaidene Nëné, Canada’s newest national park reserve

The park nearly 50 years in the making has officially been established in the Northwest Territories

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Antarctic greening, Antarctic Peninsula, climate change

Environment

Study shows Antarctic Peninsula is greening at an unprecedented rate

Microbes and mosses have demonstrated rapid growth in the last 50 years

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People & Culture

Excerpt from Slashburner: Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

Slashburner publishes Sept. 19, 2020

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Patrol Vessel Inkster, RCMP West Coast Marine Services Division

People & Culture

How the RCMP uphold the law on the sea

As the RCMP celebrates its 100th anniversary, ride along with the force’s little-known West Coast Marine Services division

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Environment

Crucial Atlantic salmon habitat in New Brunswick now protected

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Environment

Excerpt from Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River

A love story about a wild river

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Wildlife

More people, more animal encounters mean more human-wildlife conflicts

Conflicts with wildlife in Canada continues to be an issue, but there are ways to keep yourself and wildlife safe

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Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Science & Tech

Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Findings about the disappearance of large mammals in the North could help scientists understand the potential impacts of modern climate change

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Wildlife

Wildlife return to Victoria harbour following major cleanup

One of the last major steps in the long Rock Bay cleanup project in Victoria recently finished, leaving the Victoria Upper Harbour cleaner than it's been half a century

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History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

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A red squirrel helps itself to a snack in Algonquin Park

Wildlife

7 fascinating facts about squirrels

In praise of squirrels big and small.

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Wildlife

10 surprising facts about Canada’s wildlife

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History

First World War photography exhibition brings together the personal with the propaganda

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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