Top 100 Results

Most Relevant

History

Science & Tech

great lakes, freighter, ship, ontario, lake ontario

Science & Tech

Titans of the Great Lakes

It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

  • 2265 words
  • 10 minutes

Science & Tech

Ice-sealed lakes in Canada’s highest Arctic are ancient living laboratories

How does life survive in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth and why does it matter? Warwick Vincent is finding answers on the bottoms of frozen lakes at the top of the world.

  • 646 words
  • 3 minutes

Science & Tech

Returning calcium to lakes and oceans, one seashell at a time

An 18-year-old environmentalist from Hamilton, Ont. is gaining recognition for her experiments using pulverized seashells to lower the acidity of ocean and lake water

  • 469 words
  • 2 minutes
A cold and windy spring night on the vast landscape of Devon Ice Cap – two subglacial lakes are lurking 750 m below the surface. Photo credit: Anja Rutishauser

Science & Tech

Super-salty lakes under Arctic ice cap could help in the search for extraterrestrial life

Conditions in isolated saline lakes beneath the Devon Ice Cap could be similar to those on Jupiter's icy moon Europa, thought to be capable of supporting life 

  • 704 words
  • 3 minutes

Science & Tech

Watch: Spotting a superior mirage in Airdrie, Alta.

Stormchaser Chris Ratzlaff captured a rare optical phenomenon as temperatures in southern Alberta warmed up over the weekend 

  • 511 words
  • 3 minutes

Articles

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

  • 270 words
  • 2 minutes

People & Culture

Travel

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

Travel

On fish and Facebook

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

  • 2081 words
  • 9 minutes

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.

  • 1730 words
  • 7 minutes

Travel

A tour of the best skiing in the Rockies

Leslie Anthony shares the best of the big hills

  • 1938 words
  • 8 minutes
Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

Travel

Exploring Skoki

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

  • 2325 words
  • 10 minutes
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

  • 886 words
  • 4 minutes

Bulk Search Results

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

  • 1470 words
  • 6 minutes
A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

  • 3507 words
  • 15 minutes
Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Places

Archeologists uncover new history in Waterton Lakes National Park after 2017 wildfire

Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region

  • 1301 words
  • 6 minutes
A paddleboarder and a kayaker on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba at sunset. (Photo: Harry Wilson/Canadian Geographic)

Environment

5 Manitoban water conservation projects

How people are trying to save Manitoba's waterways

  • 800 words
  • 4 minutes
Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

Travel

Exploring the eskers in the “Land of little sticks”

The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past

  • 675 words
  • 3 minutes
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

  • 1412 words
  • 6 minutes

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.

  • 1545 words
  • 7 minutes
Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

  • 1530 words
  • 7 minutes

History

Forecasting the White Hurricane

Climatologist David Phillips explores the meteorological legacy of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913

  • 1025 words
  • 5 minutes

History

War of 1812 turns 200

In 2012, the Niagara region dusts off old battle sites to commemorate the war that defined our borders

  • 1939 words
  • 8 minutes
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

  • 1541 words
  • 7 minutes
Tagish Lake meteorite in lab at U of A

Science & Tech

Canadian meteorite sheds light on a Martian mystery

A new study suggests Mars’ moons are actually chunks of the red planet itself, and not captured asteroids as previously believed

  • 539 words
  • 3 minutes
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.

  • 238 words
  • 1 minutes

Environment

Zebra mussels spell doom for Lake Winnipeg ecosystem

  • 270 words
  • 2 minutes

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.

  • 296 words
  • 2 minutes
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

  • 693 words
  • 3 minutes
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

  • 320 words
  • 2 minutes
Little Limestone Lake is the world’s largest marl lake

Environment

Colour-changing waters

Manitoba’s marl lake receives special protection

  • 315 words
  • 2 minutes

Environment

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

Protecting Piper Lake’s ecosystem sometimes takes drastic measures

  • 578 words
  • 3 minutes

Environment

A new view of the Lake Winnipeg watershed

How the watershed connects the Prairies and its people

  • 393 words
  • 2 minutes
Kayoung Heo with her Ocean Bridge peers

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Kayoung Heo

How can we be living examples of the word zaagi'idewin?

  • 1287 words
  • 6 minutes

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

  • 1321 words
  • 6 minutes

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

  • 293 words
  • 2 minutes

Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian geography

  • 638 words
  • 3 minutes

Environment

Healthy rivers: Communities use DNA tool to keep tabs on freshwater quality

Many of Canada’s 25 watersheds are under threat from pollution, habitat degradation, water overuse and invasive species

  • 996 words
  • 4 minutes
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.

  • 793 words
  • 4 minutes
Andy McKinnon

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?

  • 3601 words
  • 15 minutes
Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

  • 767 words
  • 4 minutes

Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

  • 3250 words
  • 13 minutes
RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Seven amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From documenting rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia to sonar-scanning B.C. waters for steam-era shipwrecks, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

  • 1229 words
  • 5 minutes

Mapping

Hypnotic animated map tracks Great Lakes currents

'You are getting very sleepy.'

  • 258 words
  • 2 minutes

Mapping

Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

  • 967 words
  • 4 minutes

Travel

What to do in the American Soo

The Canadian Sault Ste. Marie has a sister city

  • 527 words
  • 3 minutes
Lachine Canal, Quebec

Travel

Five Canadian canals worth visiting

These waterways offer more than just transportation from A to B

  • 681 words
  • 3 minutes

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.

  • 3378 words
  • 14 minutes

People & Culture

500 residents of an Ontario town might live on an island soon if dike breaches

There is up to a 40 per cent chance a shoreline road on Lake Erie, which acts as a dike, will fail

  • 712 words
  • 3 minutes

Wildlife

Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

At least 50 species of fish can be found in the Arctic drainage basin in Ontario

  • 987 words
  • 4 minutes

People & Culture

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

  • 482 words
  • 2 minutes
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

  • 1517 words
  • 7 minutes

Wildlife

Salmon in the city

Toronto’s waterways play an important role for salmon

  • 985 words
  • 4 minutes

Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

  • 836 words
  • 4 minutes

Wildlife

Common loon faces uncertain future

A new study suggests loon populations could soon decline

  • 316 words
  • 2 minutes
Some Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation members canoed the Fawn River Watershed last summer to renew their links to the land

People & Culture

A canoe expedition with purpose

First Nations canoeists trace an ancient trading route — and assert their sovereignty

  • 841 words
  • 4 minutes

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

  • 324 words
  • 2 minutes

Wildlife

The struggle to keep the Experimental Lakes Area

  • 623 words
  • 3 minutes
Fishing for Asian carp

Wildlife

Cracking down on carp

The threat this fish poses to the Great Lakes

  • 550 words
  • 3 minutes
Olympian Jon Montgomery

People & Culture

Our Country: Jon Montgomery

The Amazing Race Canada host and Olympic gold medallist in skeleton reminisces about his grandparents’ cabin in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park

  • 408 words
  • 2 minutes
A drawing of Wade David with mountains, a river and a canoe in the background

People & Culture

Our Country: Wade Davis

The anthropologist and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Honorary Vice-President on why Ealue Lake, B.C., is special

  • 312 words
  • 2 minutes

People & Culture

Photos: Together to the Tundra expedition

  • 639 words
  • 3 minutes

People & Culture

Field station woes

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

  • 870 words
  • 4 minutes

Wildlife

Estrogen found to have detrimental effects on freshwater wildlife

  • 389 words
  • 2 minutes

People & Culture

2013 Camsell Medal Winner: Sir Christopher Ondaatje

For outstanding service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

  • 794 words
  • 4 minutes

Travel

Prince Albert National Park

A guide to visiting the Saskatchewan National Park

  • 554 words
  • 3 minutes
John Smol is one of the world’s leading Arctic researchers

People & Culture

The change makers: John Smol

The winner of the 2013 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research — the culmination of a career in biology that speaks for itself

  • 529 words
  • 3 minutes

Wildlife

Amphibians threatened by non-native fish and climate change

  • 441 words
  • 2 minutes

Kids

Canadian students to participate in major Lake Winnipeg watershed research project

Last year Can Geo Education hosted a one-day BioBlitz in Riding Mountain National Park, Man., but the magnitude of this year’s project is much larger

  • 352 words
  • 2 minutes

Travel

Portlandia on Ice

Skate the Lake 2013

  • 280 words
  • 2 minutes

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip ventures into Maligne Canyon

  • 672 words
  • 3 minutes
A mountain range in BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Following the Good River

Following the Good River is a biography of Cecil Paul's life as one North American’s more prominent Indigenous leaders.

  • 1562 words
  • 7 minutes