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History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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Photo: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

Travel

Exploring Philadelphia’s public art hotspots

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

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Tori, in her canoe, smiles back towards the camera across glistening blue water

People & Culture

Paddling like a girl with Tori Baird

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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The Squaxin Island Canoe Family on the Tribal Canoe Journey. For the past two years, NoiseCat and his father have joined the Squaxin Island Canoe Family on this remarkable voyage.

People & Culture

The Tribal Canoe Journey, an odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory

For my father and me, these journeys are both personal and political

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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exploration

Exploration

James Raffan

Episode 7

Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 

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Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Environment

Exhibition celebrates the beauty and intricacy of botanical art

Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity

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Environment

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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The concrete canoe team of the Université de Laval placed second among 250 participating universities at the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Nevada, Reno in June 201

Science & Tech

Will it float?

A Q&A with concrete-canoe-building engineers

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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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History

History

Returned Inuit artifacts on exhibit in Nunavut

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History

Célébrant les 100 ans du Groupe des Sept

La première exposition des artistes avait lieu le 7 mai 1920

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History

Celebrating 100 years of the Group of Seven

Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario

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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

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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Exploration

Travel

People & Culture

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People & Culture

Andrea Menard: Promoting the Michif language through art

Episode 2

Award-winning Métis singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and writer Andrea Menard explores how she is working to promote the use of Michif language, teachings, and worldview through her own contemporary artistic practice

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Crowdsourced artwork

People & Culture

Crowdsourced art on Canadian identity

More than 800 sketches from across the country have been collected into a larger artwork on Canadian identity

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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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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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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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A beaver rock

Wildlife

The strange, compelling artistry of “beaver sculptures”

Appreciating the craftsmanship of Canada's national animal

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Douglas Coupland vortex Vancouver Aquarium ocean plastic Haida Gwaii

People & Culture

Douglas Coupland on the dark side of plastic

The renowned Canadian artist and bestselling author discusses how his love of plastic morphed into an art exhibit about ocean pollution

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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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Toronto eastern waterfront

People & Culture

A look at Google’s smart city

Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront

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Left: Adam Weymouth author photo. Right: Book cover Kings of the Yukon

Environment

On the trail of the “Kings of the Yukon”

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon

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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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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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Hicham Berrada, Celeste, 2014. Still image from HD Video.

Environment

Exhibition explores climate change through art

"Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video" is a thought-provoking look at our changing planet

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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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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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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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Teen and dog in canoe

People & Culture

Commuting via canoe: A Canmore teen’s two-month trip to work

15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winner: Robert Bateman

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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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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Alice helps Bruce find his footing in the dense tundra scrub as the team portages during the Together to the Tundra expedition.

People & Culture

How a sunken canoe improved an Arctic adventure

This summer the RCGS-supported expedition Together to the Tundra spent two months canoeing through some of Canada's most remote landscapes. Here, Dan Clark tells one of their stories.

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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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People & Culture

Q&A with Jeff Westeinde on Ottawa’s Zibi project

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Totem poles in Thunderbird Park in Victoria, BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid tells the stories of the experience, suffering and survival of Cecil Paul, a Xenaksiala elder. 

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Some Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation members canoed the Fawn River Watershed last summer to renew their links to the land

People & Culture

A canoe expedition with purpose

First Nations canoeists trace an ancient trading route — and assert their sovereignty

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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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A woman weaves Jamdani fabric in Bangladesh. The fabric, which UNESCO has recognized as an item that represents the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, is one of many handicrafts on the Artisan Hub website

People & Culture

Giving artisans access

How Artisan Hub is helping connect traditional craftspeople in developing countries to new and potentially lucrative foreign markets

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Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

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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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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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

How do Canadians define beauty?

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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Photo: Michael Nolan/First Light

Wildlife

Playing for belugas

Artists aim to connect with beluga whales through music

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Wildlife

Conservation group questions effectiveness of bird-safe glass at revamped National Arts Centre

Safe Wings Ottawa says the guidelines used are outdated

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