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Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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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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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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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Shipshape

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In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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mylene paquette holding a paddle

People & Culture

Meet the RCGS’ newest Explorer-in-Residence: Mylène Paquette

The first North American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean discusses her new passion for ice canoeing and why protecting Canada's waterways is important

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People & Culture

Wildlife

Kids

Mackenzie River

Kids

Dechinta Rivers project to combine Indigenous land-based learning with canoeing adventure

The dean of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning discusses the school's upcoming summer-semester project taking place on three rivers in the Northwest Territories

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip ventures into Maligne Canyon

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Kids

Finding remote waterfalls with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Following along on Day 2 of the Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Kids

Calgary teen crowned Can Geo Challenge Champion

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts

People & Culture

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with new RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts

Trudeau congratulated Shoalts on his recent appointment

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Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

People & Culture

Gordon Lightfoot awarded the RCGS’ Gold Medal

Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 

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Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

People & Culture

La Société Géographique Royale du Canada décerne la Médaille d’or à Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot a reçu sa médaille vendredi soir lors d’un concert-bénéfice donné à Toronto

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RCGS founding president Charles Camsell

Exploration

Retracing river roots

Cousins David McGuffin and Terry Camsell relive their ancestor Charles Camsell’s first formal mapping expedition on the Peel River

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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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The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Mapping

Samuel de Champlain’s cartographic debt

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France

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Mapping

Beyond the boundary

How George Dawson’s seminal work for the British North American Boundary Commission did far more than simply mark the 49th parallel

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A portion of the Jeff's Map of Algonquin provincial park

Mapping

How Jeff’s Maps are improving backcountry travel in Ontario parks

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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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People & Culture

Photos: Young family paddles from Edmonton to new home in Montreal

The goal was simply to get home. Except, there was nothing simple about it.

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The Together to the Tundra expedition paddles through Canada's North

People & Culture

Video: Young family canoes through Canadian Arctic

Here, Dan Clark discusses their trip and reveals his film about the adventure: 'Together to the Tundra.'

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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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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Spray decks

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People & Culture

Again River Expedition: 50 years later, river memories run deep

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People & Culture

Fear of adventure

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Expeditions, RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Six amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to in summer 2019

From pulling drinking water out of desert air to riding with eagle hunters in Mongolia, see what just a few of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s more than 1,000 Fellows have been working on lately

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: A chef’s guide

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society flag with the Les chemins de l’or bleu paddling expedition

People & Culture

Cross-Canada paddling expedition approaches Inuvik

Les chemins de l’or bleu expedition is close to its destination of Inuvik, and the group can't wait for junk food.

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People & Culture

The truth about adventure

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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

Crossing Nunavik

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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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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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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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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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: The decision

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People & Culture

Adam Shoalts on new book Alone Against the North

Adam Shoalts has written a book called Alone Against the North, due out Oct 6. Here, he discusses the adventure of writing about his adventures.

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People & Culture

Learning the land

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Adam Shoalts, exploration

People & Culture

Canadian explorer Adam Shoalts kicks off solo 4,000-kilometre Arctic expedition

Five-month trek will take him across the Arctic Circle from Old Crow, Yukon to Baker Lake, Nunavut

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People & Culture

Q&A: Wildlife Photographer Mike Beedell

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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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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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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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Two relief bed mattresses

Travel

Gear Review: Relief Bed

Comfortable air mattress is best suited for car camping or easy canoe trips

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Jack Cheng, national champion of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge, meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Kids

Prime Minister Trudeau congratulates Can Geo Challenge national champion

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Student uses an atlatl to launch a dart

Kids

A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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A photo of P.G. Downes taken from his book, Sleeping Island

History

A new look at the ‘Old North’

Old journals offer a glimpse of the Canadian North in the days before World War II

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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Samuel de Champlain

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Charting the unknown

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping

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Adam Shoalts in Waterton Lakes National Park

Exploration

Explorer Adam Shoalts on forthcoming solo Arctic expedition

Shoalts is fundraising to support his goal of traversing 4,000 kilometres of the Arctic Circle 

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