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Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Environment

Exhibition celebrates the beauty and intricacy of botanical art

Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity

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Septentrionalium terrarum descriptio, Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), 1613. Baldwin Collection of Canadiana, Toronto Public Library

Mapping

Toronto exhibition celebrates maps as works of art

Art of Cartography exhibit at the Toronto Public Library features visually stunning maps from the 15th through the 19th centuries

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Canadian food designer Amanda Huynh shows off a piece of her exhibit, Diasporic Dumplings.

People & Culture

Touring exhibit offers a creative take on the future of food

Currently in Ottawa, the “Edible Futures” exhibit explores the future of food production and consumption through art

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Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Haida Nation Naw Jaada | Octopus Woman, 2017

People & Culture

National billboard exhibition celebrates Indigenous resilience through art

For the next two months, works by 50 Indigenous female artists will be displayed on 174 billboards across Canada

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Douglas Coupland vortex Vancouver Aquarium ocean plastic Haida Gwaii

People & Culture

Douglas Coupland on the dark side of plastic

The renowned Canadian artist and bestselling author discusses how his love of plastic morphed into an art exhibit about ocean pollution

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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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Science & Tech

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

Science & Tech

Celebrating Canadian women trailblazers in science

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science

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Science & Tech

The art and science of Vanishing Ice

Tough, yet fragile. Ancient, yet vulnerable. Ice has inspired artists and scientists for generations but a new exhibit aims to show ice – and its relationship to climate change – in a new way.

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Science & Tech

Animals inside out at the Museum of Nature

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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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Me & My Microbes gut game

Science & Tech

Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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History

A solemn group of women and children look on at the scene of an artillery train wreck, the debris pushed out in front of them. A lone officer sits with his legs crossed, his gaze directed towards the viewer

History

Photo exhibit showcases turn-of-the-century Canada

A new exhibit at the British Library in London, U.K. features images captured by Canadians between 1895 and 1924

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Museum of Nature showcases fish x-rays exhibit

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Viveka Melki

People & Culture

Q&A: Filmmaker Viveka Melki on war and the healing power of storytelling

"The point of all this is to make history intimate" 

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A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour oceanfront day villa

Travel

Exploring Bal Harbour, South Florida’s luxurious oceanfront playground

Miami is always in season, and Bal Harbour has something for everyone

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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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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Travel

Map: Terra Nova attractions

From commanding views of the land to quiet inlets for kayaking, this interactive map shows just a few of Terra Nova’s many highlights

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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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Common Eastern Bumblebee male foraging from Woodland Sunflower. Photo by Sheila Colla)

Wildlife

The truth about bees

To save the bees, we first need to understand them — and recognize their value independent of their role as pollinators

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Whatever could the devilish — and quite possibly deranged — Cornelius Hickey (played by Adam Nagaitis) be eating on King William Island in Episode 9 of The Terror?

People & Culture

“The Terror” recap: Episode 9

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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The glass-paned front of 50 Sussex Drive reflects the last rays of sunset

People & Culture

Welcome to 50 Sussex, Canada’s new Centre for Geography and Exploration

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is transforming the way the 90-year-old organization carries out its mandate

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History

Returned Inuit artifacts on exhibit in Nunavut

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3D forensic facial reconstruction of a high status shíshálh woman

History

Digitally reconstructed faces of 4,000-year-old shíshálh family revealed

New Canadian Museum of History exhibit featuring digital facial reconstruction to open July 1

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History

Celebrating 100 years of the Group of Seven

Their first exhibition was May 7, 1920 at what is now the Art Gallery of Ontario

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Artist Toronto nature surrealism

People & Culture

Artist reimagines Toronto engulfed by nature

Mathew Borrett's new exhibition, Hypnagogic City, depicts Hogtown in a parallel universe

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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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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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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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Neptune, a Newfoundland dog who sailed on HMS Erebus

History

The animals of the Franklin Expedition

It wasn't just men who sailed into the Arctic's unrelenting grip in 1845

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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People & Culture

Arctic images make visitors consider the portrayal of Canada’s North

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Edward Burtynsky

People & Culture

The change makers: Edward Burtynsky

The renowned landscape photographer on his latest project, Water.

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History

Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month

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George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal

Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787, making it the oldest private medical society in the United States. It also hosts the Mutter Museum. (Photo: Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

5 Mütter Museum curiosities

Peek inside the collections of this medical history museum with these five revealing items

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Travel

Ground Control to Earth Explorers Everywhere

At The Manitoba Museum, learn what it takes to explore the world’s wildest places

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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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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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People & Culture

Farewell to the Canadian penny

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People & Culture

Q&A: Nature photographer Mark Moffett on the hidden lives of ants

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Science & Tech

Taking photos may decrease memories of things

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History

Canadians experience a horse’s life at war

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History

Canadian Stamp Collection has new home at Canadian Museum of History

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Mapping

New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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The Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Photo courtesy CMHR)

People & Culture

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The building's design has provoked both admiration and confusion. Get full details from this knowledgeable tour guide.

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History

Franklin bell replica unveiled at ROM

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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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Katharina Fritsch, National Gallery of Art, art gallery, museum, D.C., Washington

Travel

Three art hotspots that highlight Washington, D.C.’s creative side

Explore the best art collections in the capital of the United States

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Women Ambulance Corps

People & Culture

Heroes of the Dark Years

Preserving and celebrating the history of Chinese Canadians in Canada’s Armed Forces

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Science & Tech

Canadian Museum of Nature festival brings the Arctic to the south

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People & Culture

Underwater emperor penguin shot wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

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Environment

Museum of Nature gardens bring Canada’s biodiversity to Ottawa

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