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Environment

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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History

History

Book Review of Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

“There has been much myth making about Cook the man and Cook the navigator.”

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History

Meet the stone carvers working to rejuvenate Canada’s Parliament buildings

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History

50 ans de multiculturalisme : nous le faisons bien, sauf quand nous ne le faisons pas

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, commentateur culturel et politique pour CBC et Buzzfeed, estime que le Canada réussit parfois, échoue souvent, mais continue d'essayer

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History

Snapshots of a century: Women in the pages of Canadian Geographic

Photos of women spanning nine decades of Canadian Geographic Magazine

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: We do it well … except when we don’t

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a pop culture and political commentator with CBC and Buzzfeed, explores the tension between the idea and the practice of multiculturalism in Canada — especially if you are a public figure of colour

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wildlife

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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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

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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Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

Places

Photos: Life in the park at the edge of the world

This is not your average summer job

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Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Environment

Habitat of the heart

An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs

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People & Culture

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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Travel

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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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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Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

Travel

Meet Scott Forsyth, Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence

The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers

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Travel

Join us: Photography workshop in the Bugaboo mountains with Neil Ever Osborne

With the majestic Bugaboo Spires as your backdrop, this August workshop with Canadian Mountain Holidays will allow you to create images that have a purpose

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Science & Tech

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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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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People & Culture

RCGS celebrates Indigenous languages with National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Wade Davis

The Society hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous languages to mark the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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People & Culture

Beloved author and RCGS Fellow Margaret Atwood honoured with a stamp

Canada Post pays tribute to Canlit icon

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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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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Who is gate-keeping Canadianness?

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou reflects on a digital storytelling project that saw 28 graduate students from across Canada answer the question: Who am I?

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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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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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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Environment

Outdoor School: Contemporary Environmental Art

An excerpt from “We Always Begin with an Acknowledgement of the Land” by Amish Morrell

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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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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: Paul Nicklen’s wonderful walrus photos

These old walrus photos from famed wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen are amazing

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History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian Geographic’s foxiest cover

Canadian Geographic's first fox cover drew readers in to photo essay by famed photographer Paul Nicklen

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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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An illustration from Ray Guy's essay from Canadian Geographic's November/December 1993 issue

History

The evolving identity of Newfoundland’s outport jannies

In this archived Canadian Geographic story Ray Guy explores how mummering, once viewed as an embarrassing holdover from the past, has come to symbolize a proud piece of folklore and heritage

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truth and reconciliation commission bentwood box

People & Culture

Truth and reconciliation and a sacred bentwood box

During Truth and Reconciliation Commission events, personal items were placed in a carved bentwood box to symbolize the journey toward reconciliation. How far have we come?

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Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett

Mapping

Six new ways to map the world

In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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

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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Wildlife

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 years later

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: our long legacy of Canadian bird coverage

Canadian Geographic’s managing editor Nick Walker looks back at bird feature in May 1930 issue of the magazine

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Wildlife

Great Backyard Bird Count sets new species record

Canadian birdwatchers help make the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count the most successful one to date

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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People & Culture

‘Letterkenny’ and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ are love letters to rural Canada

These two shows may serve to both challenge and reinforce people’s perceptions of rural life

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national bird finalists

People & Culture

Canada votes for a national bird

Thanks to everyone who cast their vote in Canadian Geographic's National Bird Project!

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

Explorer and patron of geography receives Gold Medal

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Royal Alberta Museum, move,

Places

Photos: Inside the Royal Alberta Museum’s mammoth move

The Royal Alberta Museum has officially opened its downtown Edmonton building, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay

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Un troupeau de bœufs musqués sur l’île Victoria

Science & Tech

Quelle est la cause de la disparition de bœufs musqués dans les îles de l’Arctique?

Les populations de bœufs musqués dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien luttent pour leur survie depuis les dernières années. Une chercheuse de l’Université de Calgary et ses étudiants sont en train de découvrir pourquoi

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Science & Tech

Des spécialistes de l’Arctique éclaircissent des mystères de longue date sur les écosystèmes marins

Des chercheurs jettent une nouvelle lumière sur les réseaux alimentaires et les environnements nordiques en jumelant un éventail de disciplines et le savoir local — et même en ayant recours à des navires de type différent 

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Science & Tech

Le suivi des déplacements du requin du Groenland

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