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Exploration

Canadian diver named 2019 North American Rolex Scholar

Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society

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Environment

exploration

2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

Exploration

History

Franklin expedition epaulettes

History

Artifacts retrieved from Erebus wreck reveal snapshot of life on doomed ship

“Most successful season” of exploration since the wreck was discovered surfaces 350 artifacts from officers’ quarters

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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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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Science & Tech

Nova Scotia genetics researcher revolutionizing apple agriculture

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Science & Tech

Searching the North for new sources of medication

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Science & Tech

Fouiller le Nord pour de nouvelles sources de médicaments

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People & Culture

People & Culture

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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Travel

Travel

Escape to Colombia

What to see when you visit the world’s second most biologically diverse country

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Travel

Greg Snell works overtime at the Best Job in the World

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Travel

How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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Travel

A tour of the best skiing in the Rockies

Leslie Anthony shares the best of the big hills

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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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Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Environment

Why we spilled oil for science

As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake

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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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Endangered caribou

Environment

Mapping out a new approach to biodiversity protection

Decisions around where to establish new protected areas in Canada should consider wildlife and ecosystem health first

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Environment

How Haida Gwaii’s unique geography helped the Indigenous struggle for independence

In The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, award-winning journalist Mark Dowie explores Haida Gwaii and the people who call it home. Below is an excerpt from the book. 

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Environment

The Middle Seat Manifesto

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Environment

Endangered spaces and species in Canada’s mountains

Glaciers play a vital role in sculpting the landscape, and their retreat can bring about drastic consequences

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Preparation of the Martin Bergmann, before it set sail on the Victoria Strait Expedition

History

Franklin search vessel Martin Bergmann hits a shoal – details

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Witsuwit'en language camp

People & Culture

How a B.C. First Nation is working to save their language from extinction

As the federal government prepares to move forward with its promised Indigenous language legislation, the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is hoping for a language renaissance in Canada

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People & Culture

5 reasons Canadian wines are unique

The world has a lot of wine. Here's part of what makes Canada's product so special

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People & Culture

12 Canadian photographers share the nature they love

We asked some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers why they dedicate their time to capturing images of nature. Here’s what they said.

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People & Culture

Douze photographes canadiens partagent la nature qu’ils adorent

Nous avons demandé à certains des photographes les plus remarquables du Canada d’expliquer pourquoi ils dédient leur temps à capter des images de la nature. Voici ce qu’ils ont révélé.

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Soft sunrise colours over Niagara Falls

History

Niagara Falls is actually a marvel of engineering

A book by environmental historian Daniel Macfarlane reveals the decades of technological feats and cross-border politics that went into “fixing” one of North America’s most important natural sites

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History

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the election of Canada’s first female MP, Agnes Macphail

A century later, former federal politician Catherine McKenna reflects on what has changed — and how far we still need to go

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Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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History

Célébration du centenaire de l’élection de la première députée du Canada, Agnes Macphail

Un siècle plus tard, l’ancienne politicienne fédérale Catherine McKenna fait le point sur ce qui a changé — et sur le chemin qu’il nous reste à parcourir.

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History

Bell from HMS Erebus recovered

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History

Challenges of cold water diving for the Franklin wreck

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History

New exhibition commemorates the Empress of Ireland sinking

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History

The Technology of the Franklin Expedition search

Remote sensing and remote controlled underwater vehicles have brought the search into the 21st century

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People & Culture

Jill Heinerth named 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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Nááts’ihch’oh, or Mount Wilson, in the newly named national park reserve

People & Culture

Northern vision

An interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the past, present and future of Canada's North

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A diver takes photos of a coral reef underwater

People & Culture

Excerpt from The Third Dive: An Investigation into the Death of Rob Stewart

Based on the film documentary of the same name, The Third Dive looks to expose the circumstances around Rob Stewart's untimely death.

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People & Culture

Fat activism in the outdoors with Layla Cameron

The first interview in our Colour the Trails series

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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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People & Culture

Hiker travels 16,000 km across Canada

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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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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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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Gina Rae La Cerva wild meat trail DRC

People & Culture

Reclaiming our relationship with wild foods

In her new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva explores the loss of biodiversity and connection to nature that has resulted from the commercialization of food

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North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Animals are “shape-shifting” to cope with climate change

Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

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Wildlife

National Moth Week seeks citizen scientists

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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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Wildlife

Canadian Museum of Nature welcomes colourful frogs

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Wildlife

Research looks into whether grizzlies are tool savvy

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Mapping

New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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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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