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MEC is now the official outfitter of the RCGS expeditions program

Two names synonymous with adventure are joining forces to support Canadian exploration

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Travel

hikers in the Cariboo Mountains

Travel

The best new hiking gear for your next adventure

Hit the trails with these offerings from MEC, Tilley and more

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Riding through Quivira Vineyards, Sonoma County.

Travel

Rolling through the vineyards: taking MEC’s Audax Pannier on a Sonoma County ride

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Travel

An Arctic explorer’s favourite pants

If you’re only going to own one pair of pants, make it these

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Canmore Alberta as seen from The Great Trail

Travel

Great Trail Treasure Hunt kicks off across Canada

Canadians encouraged to hit their local section of the Great Trail in pursuit of loot 

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Zipping around in the Ford Focus RS

Travel

Discovering the unexpected joy of winter driving

On an excursion in Quebec with Ford, our writer discovers winter driving can be a pleasure — in the right vehicle

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Environment

Scientists discover how monarch butterflies navigate

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Canadian astronauts pose inside the Living in Space Exhibition

Exploration

Canadian Space Agency astronaut profiles

The men and women that have become part of Canada’s space team

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Horses in the snow

Travel

Seven tips for cold weather photography

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg is no stranger to shooting in extreme temperatures. Here, she shares advice for taking great photos in the cold.

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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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A wolf walks in front of a forest

Wildlife

The mysterious 500-kilometre, 20-year odyssey of Wolf 57

Plus: a caribou’s dinner, avian “flyways,” what astronauts can learn from squirrels — and blue whale tongue-eating orcas

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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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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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Travel

The Big Wild Challenge

CPAWS and MEC partner to protect and preserve Canada’s wilderness

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Travel

The Editor’s Picks: Summer’s Best Upcycled Products

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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Travel

How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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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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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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Emirates Airlines' catering facility

Travel

Inside the Dubai catering facility that makes 190,000 airplane meals a day

So much effort to bring a person a small macaroni salad in a plastic container

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

Travel

How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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Travel

Warm running tights, gloves to keep you active through winter

Stay warm and fast with these toasty winter running tights and smartphone-capable gloves

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Travel

Mapping the performance of Canadian airlines

Which Canadian airline is most likely to get you to your destination on time?

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Travel

Gear review: Hydro Flask water bottle

Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 

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Travel

Gear review: MSR Access 2 Tent

A lightweight and easy-to-pitch tent that's perfect for backcountry camping

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Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair

Travel

Gear review: An air lounger for the trendy glamper seeking comfort

The Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair is likely very comfortable, if you can get it fully inflated

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Travel

Racers, Take Your Marks

The Winterlude Triathlon: Still a kid at 32

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Travel

Rare birds

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

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Science & Tech

Video tour of world’s first commercial cubic farming facility

Canadian Geographic visits the Urban Barns facility to see how it all works

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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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Kids

Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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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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Mario Rigby

Exploration

Explorer Mario Rigby just cycled across Canada. Here’s why

Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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Science & Tech

Five agricultural innovations in Canada

From cubic farming to vegetable fermentation, these agro-enthusiasts are forging the future of farming

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Quebec — La Romaine-1 generating station

Science & Tech

Innovation in hydro power

How Hydro-Quebec is turning problems into opportunities for innovation

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Ottawa 2017 events

People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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Caldera Lake on St. Paul Island

Environment

Study solves mystery of mammoth extinction on remote island

Isolation helped the mammoths of St. Paul Island survive thousands of years longer than other populations — until they polluted their water supply

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Science & Tech

Des spécialistes de l’Arctique éclaircissent des mystères de longue date sur les écosystèmes marins

Des chercheurs jettent une nouvelle lumière sur les réseaux alimentaires et les environnements nordiques en jumelant un éventail de disciplines et le savoir local — et même en ayant recours à des navires de type différent 

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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Eldonia ludwigi burgess shale

Science & Tech

Why the fossils in B.C.’s Burgess Shale are so well preserved

Burgess Shale is famous for the exquisite and uncommon detail in its fossilized soft-bodied organisms. Here's the science behind the phenomenon.

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Un troupeau de bœufs musqués sur l’île Victoria

Science & Tech

What’s killing muskox in the Arctic Islands?

Muskox populations in Canada's High Arctic have been struggling in recent years, and one University of Calgary researcher and her students are working out why

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Un troupeau de bœufs musqués sur l’île Victoria

Science & Tech

Quelle est la cause de la disparition de bœufs musqués dans les îles de l’Arctique?

Les populations de bœufs musqués dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien luttent pour leur survie depuis les dernières années. Une chercheuse de l’Université de Calgary et ses étudiants sont en train de découvrir pourquoi

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Marc-André Caron, a student at the University of Ottawa

Science & Tech

Q&A with a team captain heading to the Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Take a look under the hood of a prototype vehicle and learn how teams prepare for the Eco-marathon

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Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

People & Culture

The story behind “Thirteen Moons,” a new work by Alex Janvier

Celebrated Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's new work is a circular mural inspired by the traditional lunar calendar. Here's how it came to be.

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Prince Albert II, Monaco, exploration, ocean

Exploration

Prince Albert II of Monaco explains how his country’s new ocean exploration initiative came to be

The Monaco Explorations expedition will conduct three years of scientific research in nine remote locations around the world beginning in July 

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Wildlife

Famous foxes from literature and pop culture through time

There’s something about foxes

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Wildlife

Ontario introduces new legislation to halt invasive species invasion

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Environment

Most of Great Bear Rainforest now protected from logging

The vast majority of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest is now permanently off-limits to industrial logging, thanks to a landmark agreement that effectively ends decades of fighting

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Wildlife

Scientists solve mystery of lunge-feeding whales

Plus: Arctic-bound beavers, New Brunswick’s rare vulture visit, Manitoba’s cougar comeback and Canada’s feistiest flora

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Science & Tech

Getting an underwater grip

The latest update in diving suit technology

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