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Inuit

The Tuglavina family at Okak, 1915, right to left: Arnatuk, Renatus (Kuttaktok), Josef and Jonas

History

The man who challenged the Hudson’s Bay Company

The amazing story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero

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Thou Shalt do no Murder, Minik, The New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper

People & Culture

Inuit, injustice, and the trial that changed everything

In his new book, Thou Shalt Do No Murder, historian Kenn Harper explores how the killing of a trader in 1920 set off a clash of cultures in the Canadian High Arctic that still resonates today

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Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing

Exploration

New book introduces the unsung heroes of Arctic exploration

Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the "more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration" that the 21st century demands 

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Louie Kamookak during a visit to the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre

People & Culture

Remembering Louie Kamookak

Author Kenn Harper pays tribute to the life, legacy and work of his fellow historian

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Amundsen Gjoa 1903 Northwest Passage Inuit

Exploration

Lessons from the Northwest Passage: Roald Amundsen’s experiences in the Canadian Arctic

A foremost Amundsen expert shares some highlights from famed Norwegian explorer’s 1903-06 expedition to the North Pole 

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Mapping

People & Culture

People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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Science & Tech

Wildlife

The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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The spiny dogfish made history when it was certified as the world’s first sustainable shark fishery in 2011

Wildlife

The great green shark hunt 

Can British Columbia’s spiny dogfish make the grade as the world’s first “sustainable” shark fishery?

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Wildlife

Resurgence of the sea otter

The sea otter, once hunted for its fur, is making a comeback

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Wildlife

Fabulous photos to help you identify Canadian foxes

How well do you know your fox species? These photos will help you tell them apart in the wild

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History

Articles

Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Places

Archeologists uncover new history in Waterton Lakes National Park after 2017 wildfire

Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region

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Travel

Travel

A jack(et) of all trades: Taking Westcomb’s Cayoosh out on the Wales Coast Path

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Travel

Fast and furious in Canada Olympic Park

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

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Travel

Five things to do in Lower Manhattan, New York City

The neighbourhood at the southern tip of the island is more than just Wall Street and skyscrapers

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The Kii mountains at dusk, as seen on the Kumano Kodo

Travel

Three off-the-beaten-track adventures in rural Japan

From the intriguing streets of Edo-period towns to sun-dappled hiking trails between Oji-Shinto shrines, Japan's rich history is best explored outdoors

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In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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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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Kids

Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Rhinoceros talks back in new anti-poaching PSA

The video is the latest in a campaign by the African Wildlife Foundation to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade

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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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People & Culture

RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – BONUS EPISODE: Sir George Simpson

Episode 14

In this special bonus episode of Explore, canoe expert James Raffan introduces listeners to HBC Governor George Simpson and his unique style of “management by canoe”

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Environment

The growing global e-waste problem and how to deal with it

We use a lot of gold in our electrical products. But what do we do with it once the toy has died?

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Environment

Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis Butcher canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise

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Environment

Why Mount Wai’ale’ale is one of the wettest places in the world

As is often the case, it comes down to location, location, location

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History

War of 1812 turns 200

In 2012, the Niagara region dusts off old battle sites to commemorate the war that defined our borders

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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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

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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Greg Nolan Williston Lake BC

People & Culture

Landslides, loggers and bears: What it’s really like to be a tree planter

In his new book, Highballer: True Tales from a Treeplanting Life, Greg Nolan recounts his rollicking, rewarding and often risky career as a tree planter in British Columbia and Alberta. 

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Kids

Animal Facts: Beaver

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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History

Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – BONUS EPISODE: Life at Fort Simpson

Episode 16

In a 1938 radio recording, Charles Camsell, the founding president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, details what it was like growing up at an HBC fur trading post

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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

Study finds reef sharks ‘functionally extinct’ from 20 per cent of the world’s reefs

Lead author Aaron MacNeil discusses what this means for coral ecosystems and what Canadians can do to help

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A black-footed ferret kit is held in a gloved hand in a wooden enclosure

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: moth outbreak, baby ferrets and an unexpected whale visit

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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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

Photos: Bear witness

Celebrating a springtime ritual of polar bear cubs emerging from the dens of Manitoba's famed Wapusk National Park

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

‘Murder hornets’ spotted in B.C., pose threat to honey bees

Honey bee experts say the hornets could quickly decimate a hive if they got inside

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History

Historical events from New Year’s Day

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History

Discovery history: Race to the top

A 17th-century circumpolar map shows the early days of Arctic exploration

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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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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The Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket.

Travel

Columbia’s well-tailored and high-performance parka

Editor Aaron Kylie calls the Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket a "masterpiece"

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Travel

10 sites to tour at Doors Open Ottawa this weekend

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Food from the Louisbourg gardens helped feed the soldiers, fishermen, merchants, artisans and servants who lived there

Travel

Louisbourg celebrates 300 

300 years ago, it was the bastion of French commerce and culture in North America. Celebrating the anniversary of the Fortress of Louisbourg in words and pictures.

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UNESCO designated 678 hectares of Istanbul as a World Heritage Site in 1985

Travel

Historic Turkey

Explore Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman history along the Silk Road trade route in Turkey

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