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Wreck of Quest, famed Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship, found in Labrador Sea

An expedition led by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society found the vessel intact and upright at a depth of 390 metres

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Exploration

Documentary filmmakers find 1895 steamship wreck in Lake Huron

Yvonne Drebert and Zach Melnick set out to make a documentary about invasive quagga mussels in the Great Lakes. Along the way, they found the wreck of what is likely the steamship Africa, last seen on a stormy October night in 1895.

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History

Ham radio and the world of amateur radio operators

A dive into the fascinating evolution of radio, starting from the first received message at Signal Hill, Newfoundland  

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Travel

Back to the future: A transatlantic crossing on Queen Mary 2

Rocking and rolling across the Atlantic on a voyage steeped in history aboard Cunard’s iconic ocean liner

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History

La trace écrite

Un regard sur le système d’identification utilisé pour contrôler les résidents chinois, à l’occasion du 100e anniversaire de la loi sur l’exclusion des Chinois

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Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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Cobalt: Reclaiming the ancient Indigenous silver mining trade

Long before an amateur prospector struck it rich near Cobalt Lake in northern Ontario, local Indigenous nations mined and traded silver. It’s time to set the record straight on the “discovery” of Canada’s immense resource wealth.

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Digging into Dawson

Seven must-do experiences in the Yukon’s Gold Rush town

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Travel

7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

Connect with Canada’s past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation’s capital

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St-Viateur is famous for its Montreal-style bagels

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A tale of two bagels

Alex Hutchinson goes inside the friendly rivalry between two titans of the Montreal-style bagel to figure out the secret of the doughy snack’s allure

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People & Culture

Q&A: Filmmaker Viveka Melki on war and the healing power of storytelling

"The point of all this is to make history intimate" 

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Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

Travel

Seven must-see sites for cyclists on Quebec’s Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont

Discover the New France of Samuel de Champlain on this scenic cycling route along the St. Lawrence River

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Charlie Angus on Cobalt, Ont. and the legacy of a mining boom

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Cobalt’s silver rush in the 1900s changed how mining was carried out in Canada and internationally — and not always for the better

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Places

A sneak peek at Quebec’s newest provincial park

Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history

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Interior view of Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Saskatchewan showing a variety of items for sale, including raw furs

Places

Inside the Saskatchewan grocery store that still trades furs

Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge is a living museum to northern Saskatchewan’s storied past

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Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

Places

Winnipeg’s Portage and Main: At a crossroads

Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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People & Culture

The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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Environment

Roy MacGregor on the rivers that shaped our nation

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers

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Comfort Maple in Fenwick, Ont., fall colours

Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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Still from the Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute by Historica Canada

People & Culture

Watch the first-ever Inuktitut Heritage Minute

The latest Heritage Minute from Historica Canada profiles Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak and is the first to be produced in three different languages

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Map of Churchill Harbour by Jens Munk, 1624

Exploration

Jens Munk: An expedition ahead of its time

Two hundred years before Franklin and 300 years before Amundsen, a daring Dane came closer to finding the Northwest Passage than anyone had before

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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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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

Places

Cartographier l’histoire des pensionnats autochtones grâce à Google Earth

Première organisation canadienne à inscrire un contenu sur Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic propose, en collaboration avec le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation, une description approfondie du système des pensionnats autochtones.

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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

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Mapping Canada’s history of residential schools with Google Earth

As the first Canadian organization to launch a story with Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic, with the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, offers an in-depth look at the residential school system

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Downtown Vancouver looking toward the North Shore Mountains circa 1936.

Places

Throwback Thursday: Vancouver then and now

A look at how the Canadian Geographical Journal covered Vancouver’s 50th birthday

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Travel

Five perfect pairings to enjoy in Greater Williamsburg, Virginia

Your guide to exploring the sights, tastes and history of Greater Williamsburg

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Gordon MacDonald on the Kinsol Trestle

People & Culture

The man who saved the Kinsol Trestle

Master carpenter Gordon Macdonald on restoring an iconic B.C. bridge, the value of heritage infrastructure, and why he's set his sights on the Antarctic

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George Hunter, photographer

People & Culture

Images of 20th-century Canada from the country’s most prolific photographer

George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 

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Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017

Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

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River barge San Antonio Texas by Jennifer Fast

Travel

Exploring San Antonio, Texas’ historic treasure

Past and present blend seamlessly in this colourful cultural hub, home to missions and Tex-Mex

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A replica Sopwith Pup biplane is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016

People & Culture

RCGS to bring educational resources to Vimy for 100th anniversary of battle

Replica biplanes, giant floor maps headed to France for Vimy Ridge centennial events 

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Allan Hawco in character for Frontier

History

Allan Hawco on his new fur trade TV series ‘Frontier’

Discovery Canada's original drama portrays the struggle for wealth and power in 1700s Canada

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First World War flying ace Joe Fall stands beside his biplane,

History

Never-before-published photos of First World War pilots

Photos of flying ace Joe Fall offer a rare glimpse at life during the Great War

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People & Culture

Interview with Adrienne Clarkson

The former governor general of Canada reflects on the challenges facing Canadian women today

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