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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visits the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Society’s headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive played host to HRH on the second day of his Platinum Jubilee tour of Canada

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Wildlife

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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Wildlife

Why some songbirds make migratory pit-stops to replace worn and ragged feathers

An essential process has shaped and moulded the lives of migratory birds

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Wildlife

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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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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History

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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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A replica Sopwith Pup biplane is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016

People & Culture

RCGS to bring educational resources to Vimy for 100th anniversary of battle

Replica biplanes, giant floor maps headed to France for Vimy Ridge centennial events 

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Ottawa 2017 events

People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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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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People & Culture

Remembering Alex Trebek

While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education

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climate change

Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Environment

Study finds marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms

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Environment

Travel

Travel

Raid Pulse Lac-Sainte-Marie

Canada's adventure-racing scene stays the course

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Travel

Photos: The Calgary Stampede celebrates 105 years

Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos shares photos from his visit to the world-famous western celebration

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Chuckwagon racing

Travel

A hundred years of rodeo

Capturing the spirit of the Calgary Stampede on the eve of its centennial

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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Travel

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton Island fills with festivals and fun

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk

Exploration

Timeline of the Canadian Space Agency

The significant CSA events since Alouette’s launch

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Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral. (NOAA Photo Library/flickr), CC BY-SA

Wildlife

New fishing rules aim to protect Gulf of St. Lawrence right whales

The death and entanglement of 17 of the endangered mammals last summer spurred an unprecedented effort to make the Gulf of St. Lawrence safer — but will it be enough? 

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A humpback whale and her newborn calf swim near Roca Partida

People & Culture

10 incredible images from the 2016 World Press Photo Contest

Annual contest winners reflect a turbulent year in international affairs and the natural world 

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Where lived experiences make history

Dora Nipp, CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, reflects on the importance of chronicling migrant, ethnic and Indigenous stories as an essential means to understanding Canada in the 20th century and beyond

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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

Backyard biodiversity tips

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Wildlife

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Sound is an integral part of a beluga’s life, so the quality of the underwater acoustic environment is very important for the health and survival of belugas

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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The Ridge Lab of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) located at Eureka, Nunavut (80N, 86W) on Ellesmere Island

People & Culture

Ring around the pole

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Travel

Racers, Take Your Marks

The Winterlude Triathlon: Still a kid at 32

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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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Temperature data from four international science institutions

Environment

Is climate change linked to geomagnetism?

Crackpot theory or viable explanation?

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Gavin Fitch

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A foggy fall day in Prince Edward County (Darlene Shantz/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Prince Edward County in the fall

What highlights to visit in the county when most of the crowds have left

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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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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Mapping

How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration

As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

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People & Culture

Prepping for the NHL Winter Classic

The lowdown on the big outdoor game

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History

Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month

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Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian weather

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Travel

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

Snowy Manitoba gives a warm welcome to spring

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Beginning January 1, 2013, local Winnipeg freelance photographer David Lipnowski began a long term, personal project entitled

People & Culture

Manitoban diversity

Photographer David Lipnowski showcases the wide – and perhaps unexpected – diversity within Manitoba

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Travel

All on Snow!

Countdown to the Canmore Winter Meltdown

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There's more to do in Canada's most southern National Park than watch birds (Photo: Andrea_44/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

What to do in Point Pelee other than birdwatch

Point Pelee boasts some of the best birding in the country, but there's lots of other things to do in the park. Here's a few of them.

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Canadian university students win award at Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Science & Tech

Canadian teams win big at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas

A Canadian team took the top spot for most fuel-efficient vehicle and another won the Off-Track Communications Award

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History

Captain’s log: Reliving the find

How events transpired on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier as new of Franklin discoveries developed

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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Science & Tech

Canadian Museum of Nature festival brings the Arctic to the south

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A mountain range in BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Following the Good River

Following the Good River is a biography of Cecil Paul's life as one North American’s more prominent Indigenous leaders.

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Storm clouds are seen over a pump jack rig

Environment

Northern Tornadoes Project confirms 77 tornadoes in 2020

Program used community reports and remote sensing to confirm tornadoes

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Exploration

No boundaries for young explorers

Explorer-In-Residence Jill Heinerth's newest book encourages kids to reach for the stars

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna named an Honorary Fellow of the RCGS

The former federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change was recognized for her public service and commitment to environmental conservation

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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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Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

People & Culture

A special message from Alex Trebek

There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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