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Canada, Denmark end 50-year “Whiskey War” over Hans Island

Historic accord creates a new land border between Canada and Denmark on the tiny Arctic island and the world’s longest maritime boundary

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Travel

Travel

Roadtripping Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway Route

This historic route is a must-drive for any traveller seeking the freedom of the open road with a healthy dose of amazing vistas

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Aerial view of coastal wetlands of Clam Harbour Provincial Park. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Photos: Nova Scotia’s wild islands

More images from photographer Nick Hawkins' visit to the island

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: South Shetland Islands

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Gullfoss waterfall

Travel

Iceland alfresco

Horses, glaciers and hot springs

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Exploration

History

Articles

Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

Wildlife

Should we kill one bird to save another?

On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers

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Illustration by Guy Parsons

Environment

Canada’s dirty secret

Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. What’s behind our nation’s wasteful ways? 

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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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Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

Kids

Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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Wildlife

On the Rock, waiting for the roll

Writer Stephen Smith takes to Newfoundland’s shores in his quest to see the ‘capelin roll’ — the spawning spectacle of a tiny fish with a massive ecological, historical and cultural impact

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Wildlife

Environment

Science & Tech

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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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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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RCGS, Fellows, explore, Arctic, environment, mapping

People & Culture

Seven more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018

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Steamer at the Old Wharf, Nanaimo. 1958 by E.J. Hughes

People & Culture

Painting the Island

In an era when the art world favoured abstraction, E.J. Hughes painted life as he saw it, and his favourite subject was Vancouver Island 

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People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Learning the land

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People & Culture

Award-winning photographer shares tips on capturing wildlife and landscape scenery

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Over timeless lands

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People & Culture

Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: All about ice

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Students from Katie Bartlett’s Grade 4 class at Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South, N.L., check out Can Geo Education's new Giant Floor Map of their province at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre on March 2.

People & Culture

Can Geo Education unveils new Giant Floor Map of Newfoundland and Labrador

Crowdfunded by Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the new teaching tool is the first provincial map of its kind

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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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People & Culture

An Arctic fieldtrip

A group of students from around the world who embark on an unforgettable journey of Arctic education wind up discovering something about themselves in the process

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Map by chris brackley

Environment

What’s at stake in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands in northern Ontario contain one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada. Now, the region’s economy and environment stand on the brink of massive transformation.

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The top five finalists in the 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge

Kids

Ottawa teen crowned 2019 Canadian Geographic Challenge champion

10th-grader David Landry claims Canada’s top geography prize

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Floe edge polar bear, Nunavut

Environment

Life at the Arctic floe edge

Welcome to the sinaaq, or floe edge, where landfast ice meets open Arctic Ocean and species thrive

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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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Travel

Sable Island: It’s for the Birds

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Toronto, Toronto Islands, Ontario, Lake Ontario, beaches, Billy Bishop Airport, ferry, docks

Travel

Toronto Island escapes

10 ways to enjoy Toronto Island Park, which reopens today

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Travel

Foraging for local food on P.E.I.

A taste tour of the province celebrating its best fare

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Icebergs in Pond Inlet, near Bylot Island

Travel

Gear review: Photographing Baffin Island with a Nikon D4S

See photos that will inspire you to put Baffin Island on your list of summer getaways, and read a review of the camera equipment (provided by Vistek and Nikon Canada) used to capture them.

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Travel

Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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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

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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Travel

Secrets of the Nahanni

A timeless journey down a river that was here before the mountains

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An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

Travel

The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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Canada's 75 biggest islands

Mapping

Mapping Canada’s 75 biggest islands

Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

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Plan of Melville Island

Mapping

The little-known history of Halifax’s island hoosegow

Today it’s home to a yacht club, but two centuries ago Melville Island was packed with prisoners, not boats

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Mapping, cartography, Indigenous, National Indigenous Day, Canada, Aboriginal, Google Maps, Google Earth

Mapping

Canada’s Indigenous lands added to Google Maps, Google Earth

A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands

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Mapping

A changing land

Land cover change maps can help us determine our impact on the land — and how we can mitigate it in the future

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Newfoundland, Leach’s storm-petrels, climate change

Environment

New research on Newfoundland seabirds is a window into thousands of years of change

The study of the province’s largest Leach’s storm-petrel colony could also help answer questions about modern climate change

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Wildlife

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 years later

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