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grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

Wildlife

Dinner is served

Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt

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Travel

Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

Travel

Weekending like a pro in Lac Beauport, Quebec

With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain

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Travel

Bluefin tuna tourism

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Photo courtesy of WinSport

Travel

Fast and furious in Canada Olympic Park

A professional pilot guides three first-timers down a bobsleigh track

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Science & Tech

Environment

whales

oceans

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Places

Gwaii Haanas set to expand protected waters

Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates

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Minister Wilkinson

Environment

Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the future of Canada’s oceans

The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’

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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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A wall of colourful sponges and anemones in the American Bank Marine Protected Area

Environment

“Treasure of the Gulf of St. Lawrence” designated a Marine Protected Area

Canada’s newest Marine Protected Area, Banc-des-Américains (American Bank), protects 1,000 square kilometres of important marine habitat off Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

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Three long-finned pilot whales swim in a cerulean blue sea

Environment

Canada announces ban on industrial activities in marine protected areas

Oil and gas extraction, mining, dumping among prohibited activities in ecologically sensitive areas set aside for conservation

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Articles

Wildlife

Bulk Search Results

Ocean microplastic in hands

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Vanessa Fladmark

T’aalan Stl’ang: The beach that has everything

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Great Slave Lake

Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Ocean Bridge participant Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Environment

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Ban on plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks and more announced as part of federal government strategy to combat plastic pollution

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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Wildlife

Toronto Zoo welcomes a baby orangutan

Plus: the albatross that loved Vancouver Island, a rare butterfly comeback, PEI lobsters to take a new kind of bait and the migratory birds on a potentially fatal collision course.

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A large female Greenland shark observed near the community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut

Wildlife

Caught on camera: Elusive Greenland sharks

Using cameras baited with squid, researchers were able to gather information about these ancient Arctic fish without taking any out of the water 

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(Map: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, Carte Réduite du Golphe de St. Laurent, 1754, Library and Archives Canada, NMC 25295)

Mapping

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and the cartography of cod

Jacques-Nicolas Bellin’s 18th-century map reveals how the pursuit of the humble fish helped shape the nation

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leather sea stars

Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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A Student on Ice teacher talks to students in a small boat surrounded by ice

Science & Tech

World Oceans Day: Building a more sustainable ocean future — one worker at a time

Part three of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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People & Culture

The poetry and resilience of Colombia’s Magdalena River

An exclusive excerpt from renowned Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis’ new book Magdalena: River of Dreams, about the iconic waterway that has shaped the geography, culture and people of Colombia

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Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

Travel

Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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Justin Barbour pulls his canoe upstream with his dog Saku in it

Travel

Gear Review: Justin Barbour puts a MEC life jacket to the ultimate test

The adventurer behind the Man and Dog expedition puts a life jacket through its paces in the Labrador and northern Quebec wilderness

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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

Travel

Exploring the eskers in the “Land of little sticks”

The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past

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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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Jean Beasley, director of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre

Travel

Inside North Carolina’s sea turtle sanctuary

The Topsail Turtle Project has been helping save imperilled sea turtles for 25 years. Meet Jean Beasley, the 81-year-old force of nature behind its success.

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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North, Arctic, Polar Knowledge, Inuit, research, char, wildlife

Science & Tech

Tracking the Arctic char of southern Victoria Island

How a Université Laval scientist, DFO researchers and locals in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, are working together to keep these staple fish populations healthy 

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De l’angélique pourpre pousse à côté d’une vieille hutte de terre inuite sur East Turnavik Island, près de Makkovik (Labrador)

Science & Tech

The surprising links between people and plants in the North

Just as traditional knowledge of plants is helping northern researchers, the plants themselves have much to teach us about human history in the North

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Environment

Study suggests marine areas receive scant protection

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Environment

Excerpt from A Book of Ecological Virtues

The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems

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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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Grizzly bear feeding on salmon in Chilko River

Environment

Emergency recovery plan could help restore freshwater biodiversity around the world

New scientific paper lays out six actions to help freshwater ecosystems recover from decades of pollution and species loss

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Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Environment

Canada bans import and export of shark fins

The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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Kids

Whale watching and fishing on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Students fishing on the Rideau Canal

Kids

Jones Falls to Beveridges: Exploring the Rideau Canal

Highlights from day three of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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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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History

A century ago today, the Bluenose made history

100 years ago — on October 22, 1921 — the iconic Nova Scotian schooner was victorious in its first major race

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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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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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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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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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People & Culture

Passage Through Ice: Approaching the Arctic

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Patrol Vessel Inkster, RCMP West Coast Marine Services Division

People & Culture

How the RCMP uphold the law on the sea

As the RCMP celebrates its 100th anniversary, ride along with the force’s little-known West Coast Marine Services division

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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Photo: Monica Healy/Canadian Geographic Photo Club

People & Culture

8 of our favourite Canadian museums

In honour of International Museum Day, Canadian Geographic's editors share their favourite museums in Canada

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endangered North Atlantic right whale

Wildlife

Environmental groups say emergency plan missing in new right whale protection measures

Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild

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Wildlife

Conservationist teams up with local communities to save Earth’s largest scaled freshwater fish

By protecting local waterways, the arapaima’s population has already seen a 30-fold increase in the last 10 years

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Wildlife

Q & A with Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak on how satellite images calculate fish catches

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Wildlife

Photos: The ice grizzlies of northern Yukon

From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos.

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Wildlife

North Atlantic right whales ‘one step from extinction’

IUCN moves right whales to the second-last step before extinction on endangered species list

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Wildlife

Is climate change threatening B.C.’s sockeye salmon?

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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right whale bay of fundy

Wildlife

Fisheries minister addresses recent spate of right whale deaths

Ten caracasses of the critically endangered whale have been found in the past two months. 

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Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area map

Wildlife

What to know about Canada’s newest marine protected area, Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam

Key facts and figures about this remote patch of the Beaufort Sea

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