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The RCGS announces Nikon Canada as its Official Photography Partner

Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers

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History

First World War photography exhibition brings together the personal with the propaganda

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Grizzly triplets follow their mother in search of salmon

People & Culture

10 Canadian photographers whose work we’re loving right now

These 10 members of Canadian Geographic’s online Photo Club are making waves with their unique perspectives on Canadian wildlife and landscapes

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Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

Travel

Meet Scott Forsyth, Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence

The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers

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a collage of wildlife photos including whales, wolves, black bears, kermode bears and moose

Wildlife

Photos: Best Wildlife Photography 2020

A sneak peek at Canada's top wildlife photos in our new special collector's edition

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polar bear, wapusk national park, Best Wildlife Photography 2018, Daisy Gilardini

Wildlife

Behind the image: the cover of Best Wildlife Photography 2018

Photographer Daisy Gilardini talks about polar bears in Wapusk National Park and her Best Wildlife Photography 2018 cover shot

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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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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Wildlife

10 bird photography tips

Ten tips to take your bird photos to the next level.

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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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A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

Wildlife

Animal crossing: Reconnecting North America’s most important wildlife corridor

This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.

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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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People & Culture

Cold calling: 10 wonderfully wintry images from Can Geo’s Photo Club

The air up here might hurt your face, but the views are worth it 

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james bay lowlands ring of fire

Environment

Aerial photography of northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands contain both environmentally crucial peatlands and one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada 

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Environment

The health of the Fraser River

Follow the team of specialists diagnosing the ills of British Columbia’s Fraser River

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Environment

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate

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Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment

Outdoor photography exhibit calls attention to impacts of climate change

“Through these very powerful images, we can see the impact of climate change and see how Canada is part of the solution,” said Catherine McKenna

polar bear cub wapusk national park

Environment

Canadian photographer wins international award for heartwarming image

Daisy Gilardini was awarded the 2016 Grand Prize in the Nature’s Best Photography for her image featuring a mother polar bear with cubs

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Environment

Canadian landscapes take centre stage at Academy Awards

Four of the eight films nominated for Best Picture were shot north of the 49th parallel

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American black bear sitting in tree

Environment

Nature Conservancy of Canada continues to expand protected areas

Recent aquisitions in Kenauk and Lake Superior highlight the growing number of protected lands in Canada

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Environment

A wildfire expert on the nuances of wildfire fighting

Fire detection, forecasting, management — and how decisions are made

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Hicham Berrada, Celeste, 2014. Still image from HD Video.

Environment

Exhibition explores climate change through art

"Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video" is a thought-provoking look at our changing planet

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Environment

LOOKOUT: Love, Solitude and Searching for Wildlife in the Boreal Forest

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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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The Saskatchewan Delta. (Photo: Garth Lenz/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

How the CBFA's big-picture plan for Saskatchewan works, and why it matters

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Kids

Team Canada finds culture in St. Petersburg

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Mapping

Why satellite imagery makes maps worse

Chris Brackley explores four map backgrounds and makes the cartographic case for why satellite imagery isn’t as useful in mapmaking as you may think it is.

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Mapping

Creative cartography: Ross Racine’s suburbia

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Mapping

Plotting an Arctic journey

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People & Culture

Our best photos of 2018

A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year

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People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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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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Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Travel

Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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Travel

Secrets of the canyon state

From sleeping under the stars in Navajo country to resort hopping in the Valley of the Sun, a one-time Arizonian rediscovers the enchanted desert

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Abbie West and team climb a steep incline on the outskirts of Dawson after leaving the banks of the Yukon River

Travel

The toughest sled dog race in the world

Frigid temperatures. Packs of dogs. Sleds. 1,609 kilometres over rugged hinterland in mid-winter. The Yukon Quest is considered the toughest sled dog race in the world. Tag along for the ride of your life.

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People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

The best of the best images of Canadian wildlife from the annual competition hosted by Canadian Geographic in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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A sunset photo taken with a cell phone by CanGeo Photo Club member Marni Brost

People & Culture

Five phone photography tips

Five tips to help you get the most out of your smartphone's camera.

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People & Culture

Cold-weather photography tips

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People & Culture

Q&A with astrophotographer Alan Dyer

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People & Culture

Q&A: World-renowned maze designer

World-renowned maze master Adrian Fisher has designed more than 600 full-size puzzles across 30 countries – including the world’s first corn maze. Canadian Geographic’s Sabrina Doyle got in touch with Fisher to find out makes a good maze.

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the 8 stamps that make up the Bears series from Canada Post

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic and Canada Post launch Bears, a new stamp series

The set features photography of Canada’s bear species by Robert Postma and Can Geo Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg

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Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition

People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from September

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People & Culture

Nadya Kwandibens photographs the First Nations experience across Canada

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The exterior of the Hudson's Bay Department Store in Winnepeg

People & Culture

The demise of the department store heralds a shift in downtown areas

The Bay department store in downtown Winnipeg will close in early 2021

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Teen and dog in canoe

People & Culture

Commuting via canoe: A Canmore teen’s two-month trip to work

15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan

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A woolly mammoth with large curling tusks wanders through an icy landscape under billowing grey clouds

Wildlife

A mammoth journey: how scientists traced a mammoth’s migration

Researchers used chemical tracers to map the movements of an ancient woolly mammoth

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife

Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

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

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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