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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

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Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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Travel

Weekend getaways in Massachusetts

Boisterous Boston or elegant Nantucket: exploring two weekend getaway options in Massachusetts

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Travel

10 sites to tour at Doors Open Ottawa this weekend

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Travel

Welcome to Waterton Wildlife Weekend

Get ready for a few wild, woolly days in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park

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Travel

A tribute to Chester, Nova Scotia 

Explorer and author Sir Christopher Ondaatje escapes each summer to the shores of Nova Scotia. This is his tribute to Chester.

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People & Culture

Fall trees reflect on a blue lake

People & Culture

Top 10 ‘Photos of the Week’ from our photo community

Showcasing this year's most-loved photos from Can Geo's Photo Club

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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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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques in spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston, Texas.

Science & Tech

How to train your astronaut

From enduring extreme isolation and psychological strain to operating high-tech robotics and undergoing an intense physical fitness regimen, here’s a glimpse at what it takes to head to space

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Places

Photos: Inside the Royal Alberta Museum’s mammoth move

The Royal Alberta Museum has officially opened its downtown Edmonton building, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay

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Operation pumpkin drop

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Watch a 600-kilogram pumpkin destroy a car

First-ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" held in Saskatoon was a messy success 

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Wildlife

Collision course: Making Canada’s cities more bird-friendly

How one grassroots organization in Toronto makes our glass landscapes less deadly for birds.

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People & Culture

Why Indigenous languages matter

Multilingualism is at the heart of Canada‘s identity. It’s also a matter of decency and human rights. 

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An LDD moth pictured on a green leaf

Wildlife

What’s in a name? Problematic names in the world of wildlife

Wildlife names that could use a rebrand

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Rhinoceros talks back in new anti-poaching PSA

The video is the latest in a campaign by the African Wildlife Foundation to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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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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Giant Water Bug in London, Ontario. (Photo: Ryan Hodnett/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Canada’s most important insects

These seven teeny creatures have big personalities

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Wildlife

Video of the week: B.C. slug captivates millions with mealtime time-lapse

This video of a Pacific banana slug dispatching a dandelion is the surprise "cute" viral nature video of the week 

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Image captured by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) showing two small cannons among the scattered timbers of the shipwreck

History

Divers hope to see Franklin wreck with their own eyes this week

High winds that have hampered underwater work forecast to lighten

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A view over the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

People & Culture

Paradise, a poet and promised land

Growing up black in Nova Scotia, the intense beauty of Three Mile Plains and the Annapolis Valley was, for me, a fount of emotional history 

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People & Culture

Museum Week reveals secrets across Canada

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Newfoundland ‘bar for birds’ welcomes new patrons

A YouTube livestream broadcasts the antics of the birds to an adoring global audience

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Three moose visit Tim Hortons drive-thru

Footage of Newfoundland urban wildlife encounter 'amooses' Canadians

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Science & Tech

Canadian Geographic kicks off World Space Week with Bill Nye

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Thompson, Man., world record breaking wolf howl attempt 2017

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Thompson, Man., howls its way into the record books

Thousands gather to help Thompson break the Guinness World Record for greatest number of people howling like wolves in unison

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Travel

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is back!

With 200 hidden treasure boxes to find across Canada, what will you discover this summer? 

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Penny Oleksiak hugs Simone Manuel

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Penny Oleksiak wins Olympic gold

The young swimmer has inspired legions of fans with her performance in Rio

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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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Painted turtle

Wildlife

Photo gallery: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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People & Culture

Water protection and youth activism with Autumn Peltier

Environmental activist and chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation on the importance of protecting fresh water

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A European starling with iridescent feathers perched in a pine tree

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: A killer without a name and funding caribou fornication

Highlights and headlines from the world of wildlife this week

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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Benoit Gendreau-Berthiaume, Magali Moffatt and their five year old son Mali are paddling across Canada.

People & Culture

Family paddles across Canada to inspire youth

Family canoeing from Edmonton to Montreal to inspire youth to get outdoors

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Travel

How to best enjoy Jasper National Park’s dark sky

Nine ways to get the most out of stargazing in the 11,000 square kilometer dark sky preserve

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Environment

Geography word of the week: butte

Buttes are common across western Canada and the United States.

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Environment

Video of the Week: Uncovering the secret of owls’ silent flight

How do owls fly so silently?

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Mountie chases black bear

Could this video be more Canadian?

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Chipmunk has priceless reaction to being caught at birdfeeder

Try this at your next dinner party

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Musical moose plays wind chimes

Who doesn't love a little moose-ical interlude?

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Vancouver kayaker has close encounter with whale

A Vancouver man will have a whale of a tale to tell his friends in years to come

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Travel

Weekend warriors

Re-enactments set storytelling and historical accuracy to a backdrop of pyrotechnics

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Wild bear that walks like a human

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Ice sculpture at Chateau Lake Louise

Travel

Festivals Round-up

Fun winter events

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Frank Island near Tofino, B.C.

Environment

Geography word of the week: tombolo

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Palimpsest

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Pahoehoe

Learn the meaning of pahoehoe

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Geoglyph

Have you ever seen one of these large sculptured 'land pictures'?

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Gelifraction

Also know as frost shattering, frost wedging or congelifraction, gelifraction is the mechanical fracturing of rock caused by repeated freezing and thawing cycles.

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Polynya

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Unconformity

Unconformity: An interruption between layers of rock, in which the upper layer is much younger (even by more than a billion years) than the lower layer.

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Arroyo

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Environment

Geography Word of the Week: Niphablepsia

Niphablepsia is caused when the sun’s UV rays reflecting off snow burn the cornea.

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Environment

Video of the week: funnel cloud forms in Windsor, Ont.

Watch a tornado touch down

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Wildlife

Video of the week: what does the fox really say?

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Environment

Geography word of the week: williwaw

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Environment

Video of the week: Siberian ground bubbling from trapped methane

Thawing permafrost is making the ground bouncy… and very dangerous

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Environment

Geography word of the week: kame

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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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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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