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History

Throwback Thursday: Nazi weather station in Labrador

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Travel

A few weathered wooden houses are all that remain of the Moravian missionaries who settled the Labrador coast

Travel

Cruising through history in Labrador and Greenland

Award-winning author Charlotte Gray explores the wild and fierce beauty of Canada’s hidden coast

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Justin Barbour pulls his canoe upstream with his dog Saku in it

Travel

Gear Review: Justin Barbour puts a MEC life jacket to the ultimate test

The adventurer behind the Man and Dog expedition puts a life jacket through its paces in the Labrador and northern Quebec wilderness

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Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

Travel

Five of Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Parks Canada is seeking nominations for potential places to add to its impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are five sites that were most recently added.

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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canoes on a lake in canada

Travel

Canadian Tourism Week underway!

The tourism industry is calling on Canadians to pledge to travel in Canada once restrictions are lifted

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Mapping

Environment

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Exploration

How a four-man crew traversed one of Canada’s last wilderness frontiers by canoe

The Boreal to Barrenlands Expedition, funded by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, returns from their summer slog through northern Quebec and Labrador 

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Torngat Mountains and Nachvak Fiord

Exploration

Photos: Exploring the Torngat Mountains, a place of spirits

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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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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A pod of Atlantic orcas is seen a few meters away from a fishing boat in the North Atlantic

Wildlife

Pod of Atlantic orcas surprises Labrador fishermen

"Just another day at the office." 

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Two men scale a steep cliff above a lake

Science & Tech

Why a Labrador crater is the perfect training ground for future moon explorers

Future missions to the moon will focus heavily on geology. Fortunately, Canada offers astronauts the perfect place to hone their skills.

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Exploration

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Animal Facts: Polar bear

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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

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

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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Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

People & Culture

How an Ottawa photographer helps bring Canada’s pastime to the North

Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador

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Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Environment

The day the cod collapsed

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

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Fishermen hauling up cod in a net

Environment

Study of 500 years of cod catch data shows collapse could have been avoided

Canada missed a chance to rebuild northern cod stocks in the 1980s, highlighting the importance of taking a long view of fisheries management, researchers say

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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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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Catherine McKenna at Torngat Mountains National Park

Environment

Inside Catherine McKenna’s tour of Nunatsiavut

The Environment and Climate Change minister visited Labrador’s Inuit region from August 2 – 5 to explore all-Indigenous National Park management and the impacts of climate change in the area. 

Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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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 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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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Coniferous trees lean at different angles in the snow

Environment

Arctic permafrost is thawing. Here’s what that means for Canada’s North — and the world

Permafrost thaw is widespread, accelerating and irreversible. With it comes visible effects on the ecology, hydrology and landscapes, and communities of the North.

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

Kids

Education declaration

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Kids

10 questions to test your geography knowledge

The Canadian Geographic Challenge is turning 20! To celebrate we’ve compiled a list of our favourite past quiz questions. Can you answer them correctly?

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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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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Landsat Island off the coast of Labrador

Science & Tech

Watch: The Canadian island named after a satellite

A video by NASA’s Earth Observatory blog reveals the little-known history of tiny Landsat Island — and the Canadian woman who helped discover it 

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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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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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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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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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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De l’angélique pourpre pousse à côté d’une vieille hutte de terre inuite sur East Turnavik Island, près de Makkovik (Labrador)

Science & Tech

The surprising links between people and plants in the North

Just as traditional knowledge of plants is helping northern researchers, the plants themselves have much to teach us about human history in the North

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Science & Tech

Housing innovations in Nunatsiavut

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The pumpjack is an iconic symbol of oil in the West.

Science & Tech

13+ things you didn’t know about energy

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada?

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People & Culture

Learning the land

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Science & Tech

Innovations en matière de logement au Nunatsiavut

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De l’angélique pourpre pousse à côté d’une vieille hutte de terre inuite sur East Turnavik Island, près de Makkovik (Labrador)

Science & Tech

Les liens surprenants entre les gens et les plantes dans le Nord

Tout autant que le savoir traditionnel des plantes aide les chercheurs dans le Nord, les plantes elles-mêmes peuvent nous apprendre beaucoup au sujet de l’histoire humaine des zones nordiques

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People & Culture

Passage Through Ice: Approaching the Arctic

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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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People & Culture

Our Country: Clara Hughes

The Olympic medallist and mental-health-awareness champion shares her memories of inspiration in northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains

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Rocks at Mistaken Point, Nfld. containing some of the oldest fossils in the world

People & Culture

Newfoundland’s Mistaken Point named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mistaken Point, an important fossil repository, has become Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fourth in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

People & Culture

The Inuit future

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world

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Wildlife

Wildife Wednesday: What’s going on with Stanley Park’s coyotes?

Plus: Bacterial “first responders,” modelling cod and more marmots

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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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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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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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

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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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People & Culture

Canadians debate best place to skate

Twitter users engage in a friendly battle to determine Canada's best outdoor skating rink.

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