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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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Wildlife

‘Dancing’ fish could be key to ridding salmon farms of parasites

Measuring differences in posing behaviours could help farmers choose the best cleaners to use for sea-lice control

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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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Photo: Greg Harvey

Wildlife

Photos: Polar bear cubs

Photographer Greg Harvey on what it's like to capture a young polar bear's first forays into the world

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Protarctos in its environment

Wildlife

Ancient bear with bad teeth offers insight into modern bear ecology

Researchers say cavities in fossilized bear teeth suggest that even early in their evolution, bears geared up for winter by eating sugary berries

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It’s a new world of physics inside these super refrigerators, which can bring temperatures down to near absolute zero

Science & Tech

The coldest place in Canada

Hint: it’s at the University of Alberta

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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People & Culture

Cold-weather photography tips

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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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People & Culture

Winter running with Ray Zahab

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Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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Environment

Exploration

Exploration

What’s all the fuss about water on the Moon?

Western University professor takes a look at recent discoveries and their importance

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Exploration

Under the icefield and inside the mountain

Go deep below the Columbia Icefield in Banff National Park to “the most inaccessible place in Canada” with the 2020 Castleguard Cave Expedition

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Exploration

A bridge of ice

Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

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Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Exploration

Last icy stand: Scaling Mount Logan

Four researchers team up to ascend Mount Logan, measuring change and resilience on Canada’s highest peak

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The buzz on bee declines this past winter

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Arctic belugas infected by kitty litter disease

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Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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Jill Heinerth cave selfie

Exploration

Exploring beyond fear

In this excerpt from her new memoir, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, Jill Heinerth writes about learning to accept fear as a part of exploration

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Momo the border collie hides on a lifeguard stand in Deep Cove, B.C.

People & Culture

20 travelling pets you have to follow on Instagram

Cats, dogs, hogs: These globetrotting pets may just inspire you to bring your furry friend along on your next adventure

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An infinity hot tub with snow around it at an outdoor Nordic spa

Travel

A look at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant’s new expansion

Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec's most famous ski resort 

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Kids

Animal Facts: Caribou

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Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

People & Culture

Living off-grid in Canada’s North

In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours

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Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie with a 73.66-centimetre-long walleye caught through the ice on Lake Winnipeg near Matlock, Man., on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo: Javier Frutos)

Travel

Canadian Geographic goes ice fishing

Ice fishing during an extreme cold warning on the wind-whipped south shore of Lake Winnipeg may not sound like a fun time, but editor Aaron Kylie thinks otherwise

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People & Culture

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on “The Apollo Murders,” his thrilling novel of the Space Race

Episode 21

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses how his own experiences in space informed his first novel, a classic Cold War-era spy thriller 

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Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

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Travel

P.E.I Menu

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Travel

Soothing a winter of discontent: Fjallraven’s Kyl and Kyla parkas emerge as an early frontrunner for gear of the year

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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A camp quilt and a sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear’s Hotbed line

Can Geo staff test out a cold-weather sleeping bag and camp quilt 

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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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Travel

Gear review: Hydro Flask water bottle

Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 

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Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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Travel

Gear review: Top accessories for bird and wildlife photographers

With bird and wildlife photographers in mind, Canadian Geographic decided to give some of this season’s best camera accessories a test run.

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The MEC Stride Jacket.

Travel

Winter activewear essentials

Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

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Travel

Gearing up to find Franklin: Equipment I brought on this summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition

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Travel

Breaking wind (while also repelling rain): The Westcomb Crest Hoodie

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2017 editors' favourite gear

Travel

Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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Travel

Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

A tribute to Chester, Nova Scotia 

Explorer and author Sir Christopher Ondaatje escapes each summer to the shores of Nova Scotia. This is his tribute to Chester.

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Photo: Aaron Williams

Environment

What it’s really like to fight a wildfire

A former firefighter offers a glimpse at the day-to-day lives of the men and women who rush into danger each summer to protect life and property

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Map of Segezha, northwestern Russia

Mapping

Canada’s first cold war

How Canadians went from fighting Germans in Europe to battling Bolsheviks in Russia after the First World War

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Environment

Climate change might help Quebec vineyards, say researchers

A new study predicts warmer temperatures could diversify the province's grapes, but many Quebec vintners are skeptical

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Exploration

Photos from the field: Neil Ever Osborne in Nunavut

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-In-Residence shares his visual travel log from a spring trip to Nunavut

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Catherine Hansen (right), spouse of new astronaut Jeremy Hansen

Exploration

Spouse of a new astronaut

Catherine Hansen talks about meeting CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen and their life together

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People & Culture

Ice road truckers

What it's like to be in one of Canada's most exhilarating and unusual professions

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weather and climate in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Science & Tech

Canada’s North may hold clues to water (and life!) on Mars

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Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North

People & Culture

Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North

In this exclusive excerpt from Kenn Harper’s new book, the Arctic historian explores tales of Inuit and Christian beliefs and how these came to coexist — and sometimes clash — in the 19th and 20th centuries

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Environment

Arctic storms: How scientists are improving forecasts of dangerous polar lows

Polar lows are particularly challenging to forecast due to their small size and short lifetime

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Exploration

Excerpt from Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds

With interviews from Chris Hadfield, Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, and more, Canadarm and Collaboration is the tale of Canada’s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day

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Science & Tech

Watch: Spotting a superior mirage in Airdrie, Alta.

Stormchaser Chris Ratzlaff captured a rare optical phenomenon as temperatures in southern Alberta warmed up over the weekend 

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Environment

Ultimate Quiz – Weather Edition

From rain to snow, from high temperatures to low, 50 questions to test your weather wits

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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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Environment

Deep freeze kills emerald ash borer

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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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Photo courtesy Greener Adventures

People & Culture

Returning home from the Route Blanche

The only visible trace of our expedition is four sleeping bags and a canvas tent hung out on the line for a much-deserved airing in the warm spring sun

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