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Paddling on the lower salt river, mesa arizona

Travel

Five things to do in Mesa, Arizona

Can Geo's travel editor-at-large rounds up five activities that are a must-do for visitors to this picturesque Phoenix suburb

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Q&A: Canada’s top caver on mapping Mount Tupper system

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People & Culture

Squeezing into caves pays off with fossil find

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People & Culture

Top Canadian cave diver shares the wonders and dangers of the underwater world

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People & Culture

2013 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration winner: Jill Heinerth

For singular achievements and the pursuit of excellence by an outstanding Canadian explorer or a non-Canadian for exploratory achievements within Canada

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People & Culture

Speaker Series :Jill Heinerth

Underwater cave explorer to open 2014 RCGS Speaker Series

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Exploration

Exploration

Gina Moseley, ice cave explorer

The geologist spoke to Can Geo about exploring the secrets of the Arctic, one cave at a time

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Wildlife

A plain pocketbook mussel and its lure

Wildlife

Lessons in interconnectivity: Ottawa River mussels

Jill Heinerth explores what can we learn from the lifecycle of freshwater mussels

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Scientist Cori Lausen

Wildlife

Protecting bats

Fighting white nose syndrome in bats

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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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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Wildlife

Photos: The ice grizzlies of northern Yukon

From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos.

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Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Wildlife

Walrus watching, sleepy bats and lost petrels

Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce

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Mapping

Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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People & Culture

RCGS names Jill Heinerth as Explorer-in-Residence

Cave diver Jill Heinerth is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and a world-leading technical diver. She's also the RCGS's very first Explorer-in-Residence.

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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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Exploration

Introducing the 2013 RCGS expeditions

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People & Culture

Jill Heinerth named first Explorer-in-Residence

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People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Jill Heinerth cave diving

Exploration

Video: Jill Heinerth on being an Explorer-in-Residence

This year the renowned cave diver became the first explorer to officially represent The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Here, in her own words, Heinerth talks adventure.

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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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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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Bird sits on rock

Wildlife

Rebound of the black swifts: Johnston Canyon reports an increase in endangered bird species

The decrease in human activity could be the reason

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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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Google Earth Voyager Jill Heinerth Story

Kids

Dive into the planet’s water resources with Jill Heinerth and Google Earth Voyager

Canadian Geographic celebrates the exploration and conservation work of RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth in a new Google Earth Voyager story

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Kids

“We are all Explorers” educational tour reaches B.C.

Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth is in British Columbia this week visiting schools and talking about her experiences as a diver

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Wildlife

White-nose syndrome reaches west coast

This deadly disease has killed more than 5.7 million bats, and it's spreading

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George Kourounis inside the Marum crater of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu

Exploration

To the extreme

Whether outrunning a tornado, dodging lava bombs or hunkering down in a hurricane, explorer George Kourounis is most comfortable living on the edge

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip goes whitewater rafting

On the final day of Canada's Coolest School Trip, the students went whitewater rafting, rode the Jasper SkyTram and soaked in the Miette Hot Springs

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Still from Living with Giants

People & Culture

Five documentaries that highlight geography at Hot Docs

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People & Culture

Canada’s greatest modern women explorers

Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.

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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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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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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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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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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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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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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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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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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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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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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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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Travel

How to best enjoy Jasper National Park’s dark sky

Nine ways to get the most out of stargazing in the 11,000 square kilometer dark sky preserve

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Photo courtesy Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Bell Island Expedition begins school outreach

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Environment

Huge landslide nearly goes unnoticed in Yukon

A cataclysmic landslide occurred in Canada last month – and hardly anybody noticed.

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Travel

Winterstart Is Coming

In the heart of Canada's first national park, a seasonal celebration

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Jill Heinerth documenting shipwrecks in Newfoundland.

Environment

Jill Heinerth on Canada’s underwater geography

Jill Heinerth, diver extraordinaire, talks about the glory of Canada's underwater geography

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Photo: Jill Heinerth

Environment

Why water conservation should be a global priority

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