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The skull of Xenoceratops foremostensis

Environment

Five fascinating specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature’s vast collection

Curators and research scientists at the museum’s Natural Heritage Campus in Gatineau, Que. share their favourite specimens ahead of annual open house

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People & Culture

Bill Lishman to create huge outdoor iceberg sculpture for Museum of Nature

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History

Travel

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Travel

Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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Canoeing at Madawaska Kanu Centre

Travel

7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

Connect with Canada's past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation's capital

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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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Katharina Fritsch, National Gallery of Art, art gallery, museum, D.C., Washington

Travel

Three art hotspots that highlight Washington, D.C.’s creative side

Explore the best art collections in the capital of the United States

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

People & Culture

The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

People & Culture

12 incredible images from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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Dr. Jordan Mallon of the Canadian Museum of Nature poses with the skull of

Environment

Museum of Nature unveils new dinosaur species

'Judith' is a new species of horned dinosaur with a fascinating past

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The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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Blue whale skeleton on display at Royal Ontario Museum

Environment

Blue whale exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum

Exhibit tells the tale of a rare blue whale that washed up dead in Newfoundland in 2014, offering new insights on Earth's largest animal

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Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

Environment

Uncovering Pliocene landscapes in Canada’s High Arctic

Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

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Ocean Plastics Lab

Environment

Touring exhibit drives home problem of ocean plastic

The interactive Ocean Plastics Lab is visiting Ottawa until Aug. 12

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Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Environment

Exhibition celebrates the beauty and intricacy of botanical art

Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity

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Environment

Remembering ‘Wild Goose’ Jack Miner

National Wildlife Week honours Miner for his pioneer work in wildlife conservation

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Whatever could the devilish — and quite possibly deranged — Cornelius Hickey (played by Adam Nagaitis) be eating on King William Island in Episode 9 of The Terror?

People & Culture

“The Terror” recap: Episode 9

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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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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The Tower Bridge

Travel

Following the tracks of royalty, Romans and dinosaurs in the south of England

An insider's guide to the parts of Britain you know — and some you don't

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La « tente laboratoire » et le presse-spécimen au camp de recherche du projet sur la flore  arctique (Arctic Flora Project) à la rivière Soper

Science & Tech

A new catalogue of Arctic plants is revealing a changing North

Scientists currently have little understanding of the impacts of climate change on Arctic flora, but a group of Canadian researchers is working to change that

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Zuul ankylosaur dinosaur Ghostbusters

Science & Tech

Palaeontologists name new armoured dinosaur after Ghostbusters monster

The Zuul Crurivastator skeleton is almost perfectly preserved

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Me & My Microbes gut game

Science & Tech

Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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A team excavates fossils at the Walcott Quarry

Science & Tech

Ancient worm-like species discovered in Burgess Shale

Researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum offer first glimpse of a spineless, thumb-sized animal based on Cambrian fossils found in the Rocky Mountains 

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Thanatotheristes

Science & Tech

New species of tyrannosaurus discovered in Alberta

Thanatotheristes — meaning “reaper of death” — is the first tyrannosaur species identified in Canada in 50 years

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Science & Tech

Analyzing ancient ecosystems using dinosaur teeth

What dinosaurs lived in close proximity to each other — and why? New research uses dinosaur teeth to find the answers

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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

People & Culture

“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed away

As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose

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The fossil of Tiktaalik roseae

People & Culture

Famous arctic fossil returns to Canada

Tiktaalik, a famous 375-million-year-old fish fossil, was welcomed back to Canada this week.

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Gilles Gagnier, publisher of Canadian Geographic, at the RCGS Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

10 awesome things that happened at the 2016 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Celebrating new partnerships, milestone anniversaries and a bird for Canadians on geography's biggest night

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Students at Ottawa's Rideau Canal locks

Kids

Parliament Hill and historical play-acting in the nation’s capital

Highlights from the last day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal

Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco

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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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3D forensic facial reconstruction of a high status shíshálh woman

History

Digitally reconstructed faces of 4,000-year-old shíshálh family revealed

New Canadian Museum of History exhibit featuring digital facial reconstruction to open July 1

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Part of the World Press Photo 14 exhibition

People & Culture

World Press Photo 14 exhibition opens today at the Canadian War Museum

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People & Culture

Drawn to Victory launched at the Canadian War Museum

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History

Five facts about the shaman’s parka

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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People & Culture

Dino Talks

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Travel

Ground Control to Earth Explorers Everywhere

At The Manitoba Museum, learn what it takes to explore the world’s wildest places

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People & Culture

Douglas Cardinal on the Zibi project

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Artcirq, a circus troupe from Igloolik, Nunavut, will perform in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene festival

People & Culture

Making a Northern Scene

Experience northern art in the south

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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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Travel

Exploring Philadelphia’s public art hotspots

The popular Canadian tourist destination is a treasure trove of free art

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Mapping

New giant map of Arctic challenges perceptions of the North

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Travel

One City: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Join the ghosts of Prohibition-era smugglers, get a taste of Prairie life from the early 20th century and enjoy the soothing waters of an ancient seabed in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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Alberta Festivals

Sights to See

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People & Culture

Underwater emperor penguin shot wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest

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People & Culture

Farewell to the Canadian penny

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History

New exhibition commemorates the Empress of Ireland sinking

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The storm known as the White Hurricane devastated the Great Lakes region 100 years ago

History

The White Hurricane

A century later, tales of the legendary storm that hit the Great Lakes region live on

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Parkwood Estate in Ottawa, Ont

Travel

One City: Oshawa, Ontario

Explore Canada’s car culture, tour one of the country’s last great estates and catch a rainbow trout

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Photo courtesy the Canadian Canoe Museum

History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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The grand prize winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photography of the Year competition, an eastern coyote crossing a road, by Brittany Crossman

People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2018 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

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.

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Women Ambulance Corps

People & Culture

Heroes of the Dark Years

Preserving and celebrating the history of Chinese Canadians in Canada’s Armed Forces

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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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Humboldt flying squirrel resting on tree

Wildlife

New species of flying squirrel found in Pacific Northwest

North America now has three distinct species of flying squirrel

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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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