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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

Un morceau manquant: La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans

La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans. Mais cela a failli ne pas se produire.

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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

Travel

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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Kids

Coming soon: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer

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The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

Travel

Six notable moments in the Château Frontenac’s 125-year history

As Quebec's grand railway hotel turns 125, we look back at some key political and pop culture moments that happened there

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A port passed by

How Port Moody, B.C., missed out on becoming one of the world’s great harbours  

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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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Adrienne Clarkson

People & Culture

Interview with Adrienne Clarkson

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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General James Murray's map of the St. Lawrence, 1763. Library and Archives Canada, NMC 135035

Mapping

General James Murray’s massive mapping mission

A look at the cartographic gem commissioned 250 years ago by Quebec’s military governor

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