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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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Science & Tech

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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A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

Wildlife

What is a nudibranch? Meet the “high fashion models” of the ocean depths

The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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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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Places

People & Culture

Adam Shoalts, left, and George Kourounis were announced as Explorers-in-Residence of the RCGS on February 28

People & Culture

RCGS announces two new Explorers-in-Residence

Expanded Explorer-in-Residence program to include storm chaser George Kourounis and solo explorer Adam Shoalts

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People & Culture

Legendary Canadian explorer awarded historic medal

Fred Roots is the recipient of the 2016 Explorers Club Medal

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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

New Land Expedition: The beards of great explorers

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People & Culture

2013 Camsell Medal Winner: Sir Christopher Ondaatje

For outstanding service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Articles

Exploration

Roberta Bondar on space shuttle discovery

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Vital insights

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers made major contributions to our understanding of Canada’s history and geography

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Travel

History

History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 2: Early explorers

Episode 13

Host David McGuffin and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts reveal some of the compelling figures of the early fur trade in Canada: Henry Kelsey, Samuel Hearne, and the great Dene leader Matonabbee

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

History

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the Franklin find

An unabridged Q&A about historic significance, benefits to the north and what the future holds

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Gjoa Haven celebrated the Franklin find with a community gathering

History

Leading Inuit historian discusses the Franklin ships

Tyrone Burke visits the home of Inuit historian Louie Kamookak to talk about the Franklin ships and what this means for the people of the North

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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History

Returned Inuit artifacts on exhibit in Nunavut

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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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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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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 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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Exploration

Why cave exploration matters

2022 is the International Year of Caves and Karst. Here’s why you should care about the hidden worlds beneath our feet.

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People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: An ode to National Parks

Henrietta Wilson wasn’t the first to write a love letter to Canada’s mountains, and I doubt she’ll be the last.

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Mapping

Samuel de Champlain’s cartographic debt

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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Exploration

James Raffan

Episode 7

Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 

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People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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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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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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Expeditions, RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Six amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to in summer 2019

From pulling drinking water out of desert air to riding with eagle hunters in Mongolia, see what just a few of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s more than 1,000 Fellows have been working on lately

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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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People & Culture

Canadian diving luminary receives underwater exploration award

Joe MacInnis just became the fourth person ever to receive the William Beebe Award for exceptional contributions to underwater exploration from the New York City-based Explorers Club

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Milbry Polk

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows 2019

People & Culture

Inside the RCGS’ star-studded 90th anniversary celebration

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2019 College of Fellows Annual Dinner was also a celebration of the organization’s achievements over the past nine decades — and of the best in geography and exploration

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People & Culture

What does an expedition do on hold?

'Come Walk With Us' was funded by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Expedition Program, but is waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to lift before they get started. Here's what they do while they wait. 

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People & Culture

RCGS names Jill Heinerth as Explorer-in-Residence

Cave diver Jill Heinerth is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and a world-leading technical diver. She's also the RCGS's very first Explorer-in-Residence.

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People & Culture

Adam Shoalts on new book Alone Against the North

Adam Shoalts has written a book called Alone Against the North, due out Oct 6. Here, he discusses the adventure of writing about his adventures.

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People & Culture

North-bound from Eternity

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People & Culture

Again River Expedition: 50 years later, river memories run deep

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People & Culture

Sedna Epic Expedition completing first stage of journey

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People & Culture

Q&A with Chris Hadfield

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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

10 fascinating historic maps of the Arctic

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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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Kids

“We are all Explorers” educational tour reaches B.C.

Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth is in British Columbia this week visiting schools and talking about her experiences as a diver

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Amelia Earhart; a Klondike Gold Rush poster; the Moon landing

Exploration

New anthology looks at 50 expeditions that changed history

Authors Mark Steward and Alan Greenwood on the great men and women whose daring exploits inspire us to explore

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Exploration

Introducing the 2013 RCGS expeditions

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History

Turlington’s Balsam, the 18th-century cure-all

In 1961, archaeologist Frank Ridley unearthed an empty bottle at the mouth of the Ghost River on Lake Abitibi

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Mario Rigby

Exploration

Explorer Mario Rigby just cycled across Canada. Here’s why

Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

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Exploration

RCGS-funded expeditions take on peaks, rivers and trails across Canada

Few RCGS-funded expeditions took place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many explorers found a way to  safely head afield in 2021

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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History

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society: Canada’s Centre for Exploration

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has been making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world since 1929.

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History

Throwback Thursday: The Romance of Northern Exploration

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History

Throwback Thursday: 1944 article on the Inuit

Today, the native populations of Canada’s Eastern Arctic and Greenland are known as the Inuit. In the past, explorers and anthropologists referred to them by one broad term: Eskimo.

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History

Throwback Thursday: a history of maps

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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