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polar bear hunting in melt ponds

Wildlife

Most polar bear attacks on people occur when bears are starving, study finds

Researchers suggest effects of climate change could increase number of attacks, which historically have been low

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A polar bear on Mitivik Island

Wildlife

A bear in the henhouse

How the drama of climate change is playing out on a small island in Hudson Bay

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Kids

Animal Facts: Polar bear

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A polar bear walks on the Arctic tundra

Wildlife

A partnership to save Canada’s polar bears

Winter apparel brand Canada Goose has partnered with Polar Bears International to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the north’s most iconic animal

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Churchill Wild Great Ice Bear Adventure Dymond Lake Ecolodge

Travel

Coming face-to-face with polar bears in Churchill, Man.

Photographer Dax Justin shares what it’s like to walk on the tundra with the apex predator on an Arctic safari with Churchill Wild

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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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Polar bear Hudson Bay coast

Wildlife

Among the bears

Photographer Martin Gregus recounts his summer 2020 expedition to the western coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba

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Wildlife

Q&A: Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini on her travel plans, essential gear and “3 Ps”

Canadian Geographic's newest Photographer-in-Residence gives us a glimpse at her process

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Travel

Eco-tourism and adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nimmo Bay resort thoughtfully blends luxury with concern for the surrounding wilderness

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Wildlife

Why won’t wolverines cross the road?

In shedding light on wolverines' aversion to roads, new research suggests the key to their conservation in Alberta 

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Grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Wildlife

Walking British Columbia’s “Bear Highway”

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Polar Bear near Beechey Island, Nunavut.

Wildlife

Counting polar bears by satellite

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Wildlife

Canada‘s largest EVER private conservation project

Also: Climate changed restaurant menus, sandhill cranes in New Brunswick, bears waking up from their slumber — and a pesky woodpecker hits Canada where it hurts

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Wildlife

10 best wildlife photos from Can Geo’s Instagram community

Grizzlies, puffins, whales and more from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now

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Glacier bear

Wildlife

A most mysterious bear

The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 

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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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Northern gannets in Gaspé

Travel

Editors’ picks: Our top travel experiences of 2017

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year to help inspire your next adventure in Canada and beyond

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Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean

Wildlife

The amazing sea wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest

First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest

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A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

Wildlife

Animal crossing: Reconnecting North America’s most important wildlife corridor

This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.

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Paul Nicklen’s latest book, Born To Ice, is a collection of the photographer’s best images from his two-decade career documenting polar scenery and megafauna, including emperor penguins in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

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Following the footprints of polar wildlife with photographer Paul Nicklen

Nicklen marries art, science and conservation in new book Born To Ice

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Announcing the winners of the 2020 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

From plants to ants, Canadian Geographic’s 2020 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition showcases the best of the year’s wildlife photography

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Mother and baby bear curl up like kidney beans in a mirror image of eachother in a grassy meadow

Wildlife

Canadian-Slovak photographer Martin Gregus wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio award

Gregus received the Rising Star Portfolio Award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Canadian Geographic caught up with him for the story behind the photos.

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Movements of grizzly bear F148 map

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Grizzly bear F148 continues to offer insight into human-bear relationship

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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Wildlife

Map tracks polar bears in Hudson Bay

See where 14 polar bears are moving through Hudson Bay, and learn their stories.

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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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Early results of polar bear-eider relationship studies ‘surprising,’ say researchers

As polar bears move inland earlier across parts of the Arctic, they're geting a taste for eider eggs 

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Throwback Thursday: Canada’s bear obsession

A history of bears on the cover of Canadian Geographic

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Wildlife

Review of Spirit Bear Family documentary

“In these dark, ancient forests, lives a creature of legend.” Thus begins a new wildlife documentary about the elusive Kermode bear.

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Wildlife

Alberta’s grizzlies under threat

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Wildlife

Photos: Grizzly bears of B.C.’s Khutzeymateen

Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg takes us on her photography expedition to the famed grizzly sanctuary 

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Wildlife

Polar bears may die out this century, says new research

Researchers are already seeing the effects of climate change on polar bear reproduction

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Wildlife

Research looks into whether grizzlies are tool savvy

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Wildlife

Receding ice causing longer swims for polar bears

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Wildlife

The bears of Khutzeymateen Provincial Park

Photographer Michelle Valberg showcases her stunning pictures from within Canada's only grizzly sanctuary

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Churchill’s “polar bear jail” getting crowded with inmates

The polar bear jail in Churchill, Man. is seeing more inmates than usual

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Wildlife

Grizzly population doubles in part of Alberta

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Wildlife

Wildlife tourism more profitable than hunting

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Wildlife

Swimming polar bears

Meet the newest polar bear cubs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and watch an adult polar bear swim underwater

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A grizzly with two cubs (Photo: Michelle Valberg/CanGeo Photo Club)

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B.C. bears could face tough winter

Bears could be facing a tough winter after an early berry season and a fall salmon run that was projected to be low.

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Wildlife

Canadian polar bear expert awarded lifetime achievement prize

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Before they become majestic and dangerous eating machines, bears are adorable. (Photo: Terri Shaddick/Can Geo Photo Club)

Wildlife

10 adorable photos of baby bears

Before they grow into dangerous and majestic apex predators, bears are ridiculously cute

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Photo: Greg Harvey

Wildlife

Photos: Polar bear cubs

Photographer Greg Harvey on what it's like to capture a young polar bear's first forays into the world

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A mother grizzly bear nuzzles her 2.5 year old cub near Mount Robson Park in early June.  (Photo: Murray O'Neill)

Wildlife

Is a magnetic anomaly causing grizzly collisions on train tracks?

Researchers investigate the latest potential factor in Banff bear accidents

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Wildlife

Infographic: Fun facts about Canada’s bear species

Canada is home to three species of bear, each with their own unique characteristics and habits

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mountie chases bear

Wildlife

Video of the week: Mountie chases black bear

Could this video be more Canadian?

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Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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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

Video of the week: Wild bear that walks like a human

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Wildlife

Meals without seals: How polar bears will have to adapt to life on land

As polar bears spend more time on land as a result of melting ice, they will have to shift their diets in order to survive

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Wildlife

Excerpt from Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

From bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic

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polar bear trafficking

Wildlife

Microchipped polar bear hides used to combat wildlife trafficking

Technology also will assist with management practices

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Wildlife

Polar bear numbers predicted to plummet

Loss of sea-ice habitat due to climate warming has been highlighted as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of polar bears

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Empty dish soap bottles arrayed in front of a pond in Nova Scotia

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: When social media clout costs the environment

Plus: Racing to find a vaccine for chronic wasting disease, narwhal “flukeprints” and tool-using polar bears

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North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Animals are “shape-shifting” to cope with climate change

Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

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Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: Arctic’s first ‘pizzlies’ puzzle scientists

Meet the 'pizzlie,' a cross between a polar bear and a grizzlie

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Paul Gleeson aboard the Arctic Joule

Exploration

Rowing the Northwest Passage and bearing witness to climate change

In his new book, Rowing the Northwest Passage, Canadian adventurer Kevin Vallely recounts his 2013 attempt to transit the famous Arctic route  

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Science & Tech

Innovative techniques monitor polar bears without disturbing them

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Science & Tech

Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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Canada’s Coolest School Trip building a teepee in Riding Mountain National Park

Kids

Bison, teepees and black bears: Canada’s Coolest School Trip takes a deeper dive into Riding Mountain National Park

Highlights from day two of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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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

Seven more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018

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kayaking Ellesmere Island

People & Culture

Circumnavigating Ellesmere Island by kayak and ski

Jon Turk shares an excerpt from his new book Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild

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People & Culture

Grisly weather in grizzly territory

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People & Culture

Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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People & Culture

Q&A with Brandon Harvey on photography in the Great Bear Rainforest

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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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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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Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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