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A gray jay in Western Canada's mountain forests

Wildlife

Meet our national bird: the gray jay

After two years, nearly 50,000 votes and thousands of public and expert comments, the Canadian Geographic National Bird Project concludes. Meet our newest national emblem.

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Canada jay on a branch

Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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A Canada jay in flight with outstretched wings in southwestern B.C.

Wildlife

How the Canada jay got its name back

For decades, the gregarious bird of the northern forest was simply called the “grey jay.” Now, ornithologists are once again embracing the jay’s nationality. 

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grey jay sculpture Market Square Saint John by Phil Savage

People & Culture

Grey jay sculpture installed in Saint John, N.B. marketplace

Sculpture of nine grey jays commemorates Canada 150 and New Brunswick's natural heritage

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Mapping

Articles

Wildlife

National Bird Project essays

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Still images from a livestream of a grey jay nest

Wildlife

Alberta livestream offers rare glimpse into a grey jay’s nest

Grey jay hatchlings expected by mid-April

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Anishinaabe artist Mark Nadjiwan's work, For Seven Generations, featuring the gray jay

Wildlife

Anishinaabe stories about the mischievous, wise gray jay

Niigaan Sinclair, author and associate professor in the University of Manitoba's department of native studies, on why the gray jay is important to the Anishinaabe people.

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Wildlife

Gray whale breaching near coastline of trees

Wildlife

New research finds link between solar storms and gray whale strandings

Increase in whale strandings during periods of intense solar activity suggests whales may attune to Earth’s magnetic field for navigation

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People & Culture

Travel

Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park offers some of the best backcountry skiing in Eastern Canada

Travel

5 backcountry ski sites in Eastern Canada and New England

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Charlotte Gray on Tatshenshini River

Travel

Charlotte Gray on rafting the wild Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers

The acclaimed author discovers breathtaking scenery with a side of eggs benedict in Canada's North

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Travel

One City: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Enjoy the victuals and vistas on the Orford Express, take in the wares of downtown and tackle the nearby ski hills of the Eastern Townships

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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People & Culture

10 amazing photos of autumn in Canada from Can Geo’s Photo Club

From misty mornings to bright fall foliage, these photos highlight the beauty of the season

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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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a collage of wildlife photos including whales, wolves, black bears, kermode bears and moose

Wildlife

Photos: Best Wildlife Photography 2020

A sneak peek at Canada's top wildlife photos in our new special collector's edition

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Wildlife

Collision course: Making Canada’s cities more bird-friendly

How one grassroots organization in Toronto makes our glass landscapes less deadly for birds.

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History

Charlotte Gray

Episode 9

The bestselling author and historian on why exploration is essential to understanding Canada’s history 

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June 1938 cover featuring a saw-whet owl

History

Nine decades of bird photography

In honour of the National Bird Project, here's a selection of Canadian Geographic bird covers from the magazine's 86 years of print

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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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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Science & Tech

London, Ont., launches project to collect hard-to-recycle plastics

Pilot program will recycle single-use plastics such as candy wrappers, foam containers, plastic straws and stir sticks

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Kids

11 kid-friendly facts about Canada

11 facts about Canada and Canadians that are sure to entertain children of all ages

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National Arts Centre setup

People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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Travel

When coal was king

Drumheller’s Atlas coal mine takes visitors back in time

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Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic

Science & Tech

Environmental organizations team up to influence federal climate strategy

Three influential Canadian environmental advocacy groups have formed a new partnership aimed at securing an ambitious national climate change strategy for Canada under the new Liberal government

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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The Chaudiere Falls in Ottawa

Science & Tech

Canada’s hydroelectric potential

Canada has about 160,000 megawatts of untapped hydro power. How can we access it?

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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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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The entrance to the massive cave recently discovered in Wells Gray Provincial Park, B.C.

Exploration

Canadian team confirms presence of huge unexplored cave in British Columbia

Cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park described as “about as big as they come in Canada” 

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Wildlife

David Bird talks Pocket Birds of Canada handbook

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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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

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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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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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

Embracing winter through birding

RCGS Fellow Myrna Pearman offers her tips for a successful winter birding season

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Travel

From sea to shining sea: 13 photos that showcase Canada’s grandeur

Happy Canada Day from all of us at Canadian Geographic!

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Wildlife

In the company of crows

Our feathered friends are increasingly calling our urban centres home. Why crows in particular are nesting among us.

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Environment

Green spaces crucial, but a challenge says 2020 Parks Report

The 2020 Canadian City Parks Report looks at challenges and opportunties for Canada's parks under a COVID-19 lens

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rcgs awards ceremony

People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Environment

14 Photos of Comet NEOWISE from the Can Geo photo community

The comet passed close to Earth in mid-July, giving stargazers and photographers amazing photo opportunities

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People & Culture

Remembering former prime minister John Turner

John Turner, Canada’s 17th prime minister, has died at the age of 91

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Environment

How Haida Gwaii’s unique geography helped the Indigenous struggle for independence

In The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, award-winning journalist Mark Dowie explores Haida Gwaii and the people who call it home. Below is an excerpt from the book. 

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People & Culture

This canoe expedition program provides school credit to Indigenous youth

Matawa Learning Centre pilots a Grade 12 experiential education course that teaches indigenous youth about water safety and leadership while traveling along traditional canoe routes

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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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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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Wildlife

Video of the week: Newfoundland ‘bar for birds’ welcomes new patrons

A YouTube livestream broadcasts the antics of the birds to an adoring global audience

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Dark-eyed junco

Environment

Great Backyard Bird Count sees record participation in 2016

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A robot with a tablet stands at a reception desk

People & Culture

Canadian companies with robots tend to employ more human employees: Report

 A Statistics Canada analysis showed that companies that have robots employ 15 per cent more human employees and have fewer managers

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Wildlife

Great Backyard Bird Count sets new species record

Canadian birdwatchers help make the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count the most successful one to date

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Wildlife

Alberta woman befriends great grey owl

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Travel

The Wildlife Photographer’s Toolkit: Nikon’s 70-200 mm f/4 lens

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