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Gear review: Columbia OutDry Extreme Eco jacket

Constructed without dyes and PFCs, and made with recycled material, this Columbia rain jacket from the brand's latest Eco line is as high performance as ever.

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Women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket

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The only jacket you need for outdoor work

Flexible, comfortable and durable, Carhartt’s Cryder Jacket fits its niche well

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jacket coat Columbia winter waterproof

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Warm, waterproof and breathable: Columbia’s new insulated jacket impresses

Senior editor Harry Wilson tries out Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

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Columbia OutDry EX Platinum Tech Shell

Travel

Gear Review: Two fall jackets from Columbia

The Departure Point jacket and OutDry shell have you covered this season, rain or shine

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Environment

Q&A with Woody Blackford, head of Innovation for Columbia

The Halifax-born Vice President of Design and Innovation at Columbia Sportswear discusses the company's new, game-changing Eco jacket

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The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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The MEC Stride Jacket.

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Winter activewear essentials

Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

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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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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

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

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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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

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The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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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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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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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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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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Exploration

An epic family journey to the heart of the Himalaya

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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The escapist Nepal Earthquake Gabriel Filippi

Exploration

Book excerpt: Surviving the deadliest day on Everest

In new memoir The Escapist, Canadian mountaineer Gabriel Filippi details his most extreme adventures and tragedies

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Skeena Heliskiing chopper

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Photos: Life as a heli-skiing guide in the Skeena Range

10,000 square kilometres of remote mountain wilderness, routine white-out conditions, avalanche-prone slopes, and just five guides: Welcome to the Skeena heli-skiing tenure

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Environment

Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis Butcher canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise

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The Humber Foton, a new solar-powered boat on the market, takes four to five days of sunshine to get fully charged

Environment

Recreation revolution

From energy-efficient stadiums to solar-powered boats, making leisure time clean and green is all the rage

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

Gear review: Top accessories for bird and wildlife photographers

With bird and wildlife photographers in mind, Canadian Geographic decided to give some of this season’s best camera accessories a test run.

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2017 editors' favourite gear

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Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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

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Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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Baby it’s cold outside: Staying warm while standing still, football in January edition

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Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Soothing a winter of discontent: Fjallraven’s Kyl and Kyla parkas emerge as an early frontrunner for gear of the year

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The Editor’s Picks: Summer’s Best Upcycled Products

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Gear Blog Anniversary: Standout gear for women

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Travel

Slip sliding away

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a chiller thriller for skiers of all stripes

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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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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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

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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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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Wildlife

More people, more animal encounters mean more human-wildlife conflicts

Conflicts with wildlife in Canada continues to be an issue, but there are ways to keep yourself and wildlife safe

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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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Wildlife

David Bird talks Pocket Birds of Canada handbook

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Gear review: BeetleBag bike bag and backpack

BeetleBag offers convenient, adaptable solution to on-frame storage

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Science & Tech

Four innovative products that are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean

Some companies have been working to develop creative solutions to our global plastics problem

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Writer Ray Ford and his son Cam catch and release pickerel and pike in Wabatongushi Lake

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On fish and Facebook

A northern Ontario lake sets the stage for a father-and-son fishing trip

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A humpback whale breaches in the Broughton Archipelago

Travel

Photos: Whale encounters and island scenery in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures brings you face-to-face with the wildlife in one of North America's most biodiverse marine areas

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Travel

Exploring the reinvention of Barbados

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Travel

Are you packing?: The Chrysalis Cardi helps traveling women pack less and carry more

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People & Culture

Handmade kayak team faces sweat, tears and mosquitoes in Nunavut

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People & Culture

Mt. Sasktachewan 2012 Part I: Stuck in a blizzard

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Travel

Mission impossible: organizing the unorganizable woman

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