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Climber makes wide step over crevasse

People & Culture

Indigenous climbing with Cassie Ayoungman

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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Articles

Rock climber Kevin Jorgeson scales the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on October 26.

Exploration

Q & A with professional rock climber Kevin Jorgeson

American climber scaled the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto October 26

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Exploration

How scientists solved the mystery of Mount Logan’s true height

In 1992, a team backed by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society became the first to accurately measure the height of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak

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Climbing Hallam Glacier

Travel

Welcome to climbing camp

Camaraderie, conversation and conservation are key at the Alpine Club of Canada’s annual General Mountaineering Camp

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Bald eagle, nest, environment, science, scientist, Besnard Lake, Saskatchewan, Jon Gerrard, Elston Dzus

Wildlife

This 50-year study revolutionizes our understanding of bald eagles

Jon Gerrard and Elston Dzus lead a now 50-year study of a thriving population of bald eagles in northern boreal Saskatchewan. Here they talk about the longevity of the research, key discoveries, the challenges of climbing trees and more.

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Mountaineers Lonnie Dupre, left, and Pascale Marceau on the summit of Mt. Wood in the Yukon

Exploration

Climbing duo completes first winter ascent of Yukon’s Mt. Wood

Canadian climber Pascale Marceau is believed to be the first woman to climb a major subarctic peak in winter

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People & Culture

Environment

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Matt Maddaloni, David Steele, and Adam Walker at the Dieppe Sump with the RCGS flag (Robin Munshaw/Pegleg Films)

Exploration

New insights from Canada’s deepest cave, Bisaro Anima

Resilience pays off during a challenging effort to explore new leads in Canada’s deepest cave

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Wildlife

Exploration

Science & Tech

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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Travel

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People & Culture

An Arctic fieldtrip

A group of students from around the world who embark on an unforgettable journey of Arctic education wind up discovering something about themselves in the process

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People & Culture

Squeezing into caves pays off with fossil find

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Exploration

Excerpt from This One Wild Life: A mother-daughter wilderness memoir

Author Angie Abdou’s novel explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unforeseen outcomes and growth

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Places

Bruce Peninsula National Park

A guide to visiting the Ontario National Park

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best of maps collage

Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2021

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

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People & Culture

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

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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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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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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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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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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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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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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

Bear safety tips

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Science & Tech

Snow sonar

New device could mean the end of digging for snow samples

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Travel

Slip sliding away

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a chiller thriller for skiers of all stripes

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People & Culture

Interview with Heidi Wyle

The celebrated author talks about the background to her forthcoming book

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People & Culture

Albertan man breaks records at Calgary Tower climb

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Science & Tech

Award-winning filmmaker recalls his quest following a droplet of water

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Travel

A jack(et) of all trades: Taking Westcomb’s Cayoosh out on the Wales Coast Path

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Exploration

Introducing the 2013 RCGS expeditions

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People & Culture

Dog house blues

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People & Culture

Fear of adventure

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Bernard Voyer peers into a tent during his successful summit of Mount Everest in 1999

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Bernard Voyer

Where there’s snow, he’ll go

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Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean offers great views such as this one of the majestic Saguenay Fjord

Travel

Celebrating Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Beauty and community in the “kingdom” of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

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The pumpjack is an iconic symbol of oil in the West.

Science & Tech

13+ things you didn’t know about energy

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada?

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During Cornucopia, local chefs, such as James Wong from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel ply adventurous eaters with top local fare

Travel

A fall festival for gourmands

Fine dining and fast-paced fun are on the menu each fall during Whistler's Cornucopia food fest

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Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park offers some of the best backcountry skiing in Eastern Canada

Travel

5 backcountry ski sites in Eastern Canada and New England

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Wildlife

Gecko feet inspire new adhesives

Canadian professor uses gecko as inspiration for new adhesives

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Travel

Interview with Yukon Quest musher Rob Cooke

A Yukon Quest musher shares his thoughts on the sled dog race

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Alpine heli approaches Powder Pig Ridge for an evening shoot

Travel

Heli-hiking in B.C.’s Bugaboo Mountains

A glimpse into the world of heli-hiking in B.C.’s Bugaboo Mountains, some of the most inaccessible peaks on Earth

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