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The St. Lawrence river may be beautiful, but the land that lines it holds treasures too

Travel

Four highlights to visit along the St. Lawrence

Castles, cash and canals on the St. Lawrence

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Marcel Gagnon’s cement and stone sculptures lead into the St. Lawrence River in Sainte-Flavie, Quebec

Travel

Old Québec to Gaspé

Hangings, saints, battles, natural beauty and the bones of our ancestors — a journey through history from Old Québec to the Gaspé Peninsula

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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Lachine Canal, Quebec

Travel

Five Canadian canals worth visiting

These waterways offer more than just transportation from A to B

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whales

Science & Tech

Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Lobster larvae. (Photo: Jesica Waller)

Science & Tech

Lobster larvae show effects of climate change

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Science & Tech

Quebec’s energy issues

An exclusive Q&A interview with Quebec Oil and Gas Association head Michael Binnion on the province’s energy issues

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great lakes, freighter, ship, ontario, lake ontario

Science & Tech

Titans of the Great Lakes

It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

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Science & Tech

Cetacean seeker

 Undersea drones are the newest whale protection tool

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wildlife

Kids

Students on Canada's Coolest School Trip

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip arrives on the shores of the St. Lawrence River

Highlights from the first day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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History

Franklin Expedition

Wildlife

the young male beluga swimming the Nepisiguit River

Wildlife

How a stranded beluga whale was successfully moved to St. Lawrence River

This first of its kind collaboration led to the rescue of baby beluga in Nepisiguit River

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conservation

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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Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

Wildlife

Should we kill one bird to save another?

On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers

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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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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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A humpback whale feeds on herring in the Johnstone Strait on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island

Wildlife

Small but important fish species in trouble in parts of Canada: report

World Wildlife Fund cautions that fishery management must take entire local ecosystem into account

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oceans

Articles

Common sea star Mingan Archipelago

Places

The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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Travel

Rare birds

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

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Wildlife

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

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A huge flowerpot made from rocks and trees at Hopewell Rocks Provincial park during low tide. (Photo: Jean-Charles Thouin/CG Photo Club)

Travel

10 Fundy facts

Learn more about the Bay of Fundy's famous tides

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Environment

Underwater statues help protect Brockville-area shipwrecks from diver damage

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Water over rocks

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Travel

Gearing up to find Franklin: Equipment I brought on this summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition

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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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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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Environment

Shoring up Prince Edward Island’s threatened coastline

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Gelifraction

Also know as frost shattering, frost wedging or congelifraction, gelifraction is the mechanical fracturing of rock caused by repeated freezing and thawing cycles.

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A Canada lynx stands alert in the snow

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: orca, wolves, skates, hares and pronghorns

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

Kids

Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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A tent ring in Nunavut.

History

Land-based archaeological sites in Nunavut hold promise

Franklin related or not, experts evaluate the potential of tourism to historic sites in the territory

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Side-scan sonar used in this summer’s Franklin search

History

Ice cover cooperates in Franklin search — for now

First surveying trip a success, but tougher conditions beckon

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Wilfrid map

History

The stunning illustrated maps of early cartographer Wilfrid Flood

You don't often see Canadian maps like this anymore

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History

Throwback Thursday: Paul Nicklen’s wonderful walrus photos

These old walrus photos from famed wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen are amazing

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Map: Canadian Geographic Archives

History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian airmen on the map

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History

Forecasting the White Hurricane

Climatologist David Phillips explores the meteorological legacy of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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Wildlife

Q & A with Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak

Satellite images used to calculate catches

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Wildlife

Red Knot: Endangered Species

The red knot’s population crash

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Wildlife

Catch-and-release policy to remain in effect for Maritime Atlantic salmon

Conservation groups say current catch-and-release policies are a good start to helping salmon stocks recover, but don't go far enough

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An aerial view of Holman's Island in Bedeque Bay

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy protects island ‘bird hotel’ near P.E.I.

A small island off the western coast of Prince Edward Island that once housed a resort will now be a 'hotel for birds.'

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A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: © Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

Wildlife

Calling all walrus detectives: new project seeks citizen scientists to count walrus from space

Project will use satellite imagery to track walrus populations and habitats and guide their conservation

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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