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The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum

History

Canadian War Museum acquires historic Victoria Cross

Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada

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St-Viateur is famous for its Montreal-style bagels

Travel

A tale of two bagels

Alex Hutchinson goes inside the friendly rivalry between two titans of the Montreal-style bagel to figure out the secret of the doughy snack’s allure

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People & Culture

For the love of the leaf

How does a Canadian wind up wandering an ancient tea-trading route through the Himalayas? We talk to 'Tea Explorer' Jeff Fuchs about his documentary film and his ongoing journey to unlock the secrets of the leaf. 

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1916 letter from George Cantlie to daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers

People & Culture

A Canadian soldier’s “war flowers” and the resilience of the human spirit

War Flowers, a new exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum, tells the stories of Canadians in the First World War through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound

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River barge San Antonio Texas by Jennifer Fast

Travel

Exploring San Antonio, Texas’ historic treasure

Past and present blend seamlessly in this colourful cultural hub, home to missions and Tex-Mex

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People & Culture

Five things you might not know about Acadia

National Acadian Day is celebrated in Canada each year on August 15

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Steamer at the Old Wharf, Nanaimo. 1958 by E.J. Hughes

People & Culture

Painting the Island

In an era when the art world favoured abstraction, E.J. Hughes painted life as he saw it, and his favourite subject was Vancouver Island 

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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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Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Michael Gervers

The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 

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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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A film still from Anote's Ark by Matthieu Rytz, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Environment

Montreal filmmaker sheds light on Kiribati’s climate change dilemma

New documentary Anote's Ark asks the disturbing question, "What if your country was swallowed by the sea?" 

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The Nokedjak from Squaxin Island in Stz’uminus waters on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey.

People & Culture

In photos: The 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey

Images from an annual odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory in the Pacific Northwest

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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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A woman smiles as she releases a paper lantern inscribed with prayers during the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival

People & Culture

Photos: Ringing in the new year, Taiwan-style

Neil Ever Osborne gets into the line of fire at the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival 

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Red Couch Tour launch event Ottawa Museum of Nature Ela Kinowska Mona Fortier

People & Culture

Red Couch Tour to collect stories of Canadians

Project aims to create a film archive of Canadians' views about themselves and their country throughout the sesquicentennial

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

Places

Cinq faits sur le 50 promenade Sussex

Apprenez davantage sur la nouvelle résidence de la Société géographique royale du Canada et le Canadian Geographic

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

Places

5 facts about 50 Sussex Drive

Get to know the new home of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic

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Leeds city centre UK

Travel

Exploring lively Leeds

A former industrial hub just two hours' train ride from London, Leeds has reinvented itself as a hot spot for culture and cuisine

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ROM michael lee-chin crystal toronto

Travel

10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Engage your curiosity and fuel your imagination with a visit to one of these top Canadian treasure troves

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A Cree artist from Manitoba displays a pair of mukluks she created by hand

Travel

‘Storyboot School’ brings the art of mukluk-making to Toronto

An ancient tradition heads to Canada's largest urban centre this fall 

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