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Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

People & Culture

Documentary debut! NFB world premiere of The Lake Winnipeg Project

Anishinaabe/Cree filmmaker Kevin Settee centres four short docs around the ingenuity and resilience of communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg 

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Travel

Environment

Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Environment

Why we spilled oil for science

As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake

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Toronto city skyline misty with lake in foreground

Environment

Deforestation in the 19th century changed the chemistry of Lake Ontario

As trees were cleared for farmland beginning in the 1830s, nitrogen levels in the lake began to rise

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The Experimental Lakes Area research facility is made of up 58 boreal lakes that sit on the Canadian shield. (Photo: IISD Experimental Lakes Area)

Environment

When a lake is better than a lab

Studies conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario have impacted environmental decision-making around the world

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Environment

The Winter Grab: “First-of-its-kind” Great Lakes winter sampling takes place

Research institutions from across Canada and the U.S. collaborate to collect and analyze carbon samples from the Great Lakes during peak ice coverage

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Environment

Eerie photos show ‘steam devils’ rising over Lake Ontario

Last week’s extreme cold in Ontario provided an opportunity to witness a rare lake phenomenon

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History

The storm known as the White Hurricane devastated the Great Lakes region 100 years ago

History

The White Hurricane

A century later, tales of the legendary storm that hit the Great Lakes region live on

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History

First person to cross Lake Ontario looks back on the epic journey 60 years later

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History

Lake Winnipeg watershed: then and now

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History

Exploring a 200-year-old shipwreck in Lake Ontario

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An 1825 watercolour of an unnamed bay on Lake Superior during a storm

History

Lake Superior through history, as portrayed by artists

The greatest of the Great Lakes has captivated painters since before Confederation

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Science & Tech

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Exploration

Exclusive photos: A first detailed look at the wreck of Canadian schooner Queen of the Lakes

RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth and dive partner Teddy Garlock made the first dive on the Queen of the Lakes since her resting place in Lake Ontario was confirmed in 2011

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Photo: Aaron Williams

Environment

What it’s really like to fight a wildfire

A former firefighter offers a glimpse at the day-to-day lives of the men and women who rush into danger each summer to protect life and property

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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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Caribou stands in the snow

Environment

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.

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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

Travel

Losing the crowds in Banff

If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks

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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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Adam Shoalts paddles across Great Bear Lake

Exploration

The explorer versus the ice labyrinth

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic by Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts

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Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

Travel

Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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History

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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Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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People & Culture

5 tips for photographing lake and ocean waves

Photographer Dave Sandford shares his tips for shooting waves as works of art.

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People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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People & Culture

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Spray decks

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People & Culture

The man who brought ice climbing to northern Ontario

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People & Culture

Field station woes

Cut off from federal funding, field stations look for new ways to stay afloat

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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History

The last battle

The cannons that fired on September 11, 1814 set off the Battle of Plattsburgh, the last fight of the War of 1812. Two Canadians go south of the border to make things right.

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The view from Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior. (Photo: Connor Garrod)

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Connor Garrod

Forming a connection with water brings us closer together as humans

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Photo: Robert Pittman/Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife

Ontario outlines new rules for captive marine mammals

Ontario government hopes to be the first in Canada to improve the quality of life for marine animals in captivity.

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Wildlife

How Asian carp could become Lake Erie’s most common fish

Great Lakes Fishery Commission on the economic and ecological consequences of the species establishing itself in the Great Lakes

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Travel

What to do in the American Soo

The Canadian Sault Ste. Marie has a sister city

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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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Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie with a 73.66-centimetre-long walleye caught through the ice on Lake Winnipeg near Matlock, Man., on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo: Javier Frutos)

Travel

Canadian Geographic goes ice fishing

Ice fishing during an extreme cold warning on the wind-whipped south shore of Lake Winnipeg may not sound like a fun time, but editor Aaron Kylie thinks otherwise

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Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

Travel

Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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Travel

Portlandia on Ice

Skate the Lake 2013

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Travel

Our Country: Director Sergio Navarretta’s favourite place in Canada

The award-winning director of The Cuban on the restorative calm of Ontario’s Lake Simcoe

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Wildlife

A carbon sink on the Prairies

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Satellite view of Lake Huron, one of Canada's largest lakes. (Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons)

Environment

Infographic: Canada’s 10 largest lakes by volume

This infographic depicts Canada’s 10 largest lakes, in order of volume, using relatively sized spheres to help you visualize and compare thousands of cubic kilometres of water.

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Environment

Zebra mussels spell doom for Lake Winnipeg ecosystem

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Environment

Intriguing photos of an Alberta lake’s famous bubbles

The frozen methane bubbles of Alberta's Abraham Lake are a favourite winter subject for photographers.

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Trees line a shimmering lake with the sun peeking above in the left top corner

Environment

The Ontario Greenbelt is expanding — So what does that mean?

The expansion could offer economic, social and environmental benefits to the area

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Great Lakes pollution

Environment

Mapping the human impact on the Great Lakes

From pollution to invasive species, this map charts the extent to which people have affected one of the world’s greatest sources of freshwater

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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Environment

A new view of the Lake Winnipeg watershed

How the watershed connects the Prairies and its people

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Little Limestone Lake is the world’s largest marl lake

Environment

Colour-changing waters

Manitoba’s marl lake receives special protection

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Environment

“Quite the catch”: Removing invasive bass requires delicate balance

Protecting Piper Lake’s ecosystem sometimes takes drastic measures

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Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian geography

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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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9 people stand with shovels as if at a groundbreaking ceremony

Environment

Largest renewable natural gas plant set to be built in Ontario

This facility will aid in the reduction of greenhouse gases in Canada

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Mapping

Hypnotic animated map tracks Great Lakes currents

'You are getting very sleepy.'

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Mapping

Mapping Ontario’s bridges

Ontario has its fair share of waterways, and therefore has its fair share of bridges. This is how the provincial government keeps track of them all.

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Fishermen aboard the Marion Michelle on Osoyoos Lake set out their nets for sockeye salmon

Wildlife

The return of sockeye salmon

A project to bring more sockeye salmon back to Osoyoos Lake, B.C. is showing encouraging results

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Sea lampreys

Wildlife

Sea lampreys in Lake Superior to be targeted hard this summer

The Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service are working hard to reduce the number of invasive sea lampreys in Lake Superior

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Wildlife

Ontario introduces new legislation to halt invasive species invasion

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Wildlife

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act raise concerns

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Wildlife

Threatened Ontario plant more unique than previously thought

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Snapping turtle by roadside

Wildlife

Ontario turtle rescue centre sees spike in patients

The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre has treated some 650 injured turtles this year, mostly as a result of motor vehicle impacts

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Wildlife

Resurgence of the eastern wild turkey

The wild turkey, once extirpated from Ontario, now faces two hunting seasons

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Wildlife

Environmental commissioner decries logging in Algonquin

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Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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Wildlife

The struggle to keep the Experimental Lakes Area

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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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Science & Tech

Ontario to pay wind-turbine owners to not generate electricity

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Science & Tech

The future of solar power in Ontario

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