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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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Photo: Monica Healy/Canadian Geographic Photo Club

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8 of our favourite Canadian museums

In honour of International Museum Day, Canadian Geographic's editors share their favourite museums in Canada

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Three hikers stand with arms around each other looking at a waterfall

Environment

We need the wild — and it needs us

The author, conservationist and nature-deficit expert Richard Louv on the importance of connecting with the natural world

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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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Richard Louv on the importance of reconnecting with nature

A new book aims to solve nature-deficit disorder and reconnect kids with the natural world

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Six Canadians receive grants for projects to get youth active in nature

The projects, all led by young women, range in theme from camping to climate change mitigation

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Giant floor map visits Parliament Hill for Canadian Museums Day

The event capped off two days of meetings between Members of Parliament, Senators, Hill staff and museum professionals from across the country

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People & Culture

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

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The Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Photo courtesy CMHR)

People & Culture

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The building's design has provoked both admiration and confusion. Get full details from this knowledgeable tour guide.

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Two people watch a video at the UNCEDED exhibit

People & Culture

Indigenous design subject of new exhibit at Canadian Museum of History

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land features 18 of North America’s foremost Indigenous architects and designers

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People & Culture

Q&A: Nature photographer Mark Moffett on the hidden lives of ants

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Travel

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia was founded in 1787, making it the oldest private medical society in the United States. It also hosts the Mutter Museum. (Photo: Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons)

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5 Mütter Museum curiosities

Peek inside the collections of this medical history museum with these five revealing items

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A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

People & Culture

Exhibition traces the evolution of armour, from the Renaissance to Hollywood

Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time

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The Victoria Cross medal set awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie, on display in the Canadian War Museum

History

Canadian War Museum acquires historic Victoria Cross

Acquisition ensures that the medal set awarded to Saskatchewan-born Lieutenant-Colonel David Vivian Currie in the Second World War will stay in Canada

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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.

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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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Blue whale skeleton on display at Royal Ontario Museum

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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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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

Five family-friendly nature activities to try this summer

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People & Culture

Summer camps are cancelled due to COVID-19, but getting kids out in nature still important, advocates say

The loss of their summer camp experience this year will be hard for some kids, but parents can help by encouraging outdoor play time

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Gina Rae La Cerva wild meat trail DRC

People & Culture

Reclaiming our relationship with wild foods

In her new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva explores the loss of biodiversity and connection to nature that has resulted from the commercialization of food

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Using nature as medicine

Some are finding ways to heal through forest therapy

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David Morrison, Canadian Museum of History, Massey Medal, RCGS

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Canadian Museum of History’s Dr. David Morrison awarded the RCGS Massey Medal

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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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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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Opinion: Nature didn’t drop this bomb. We dropped it on nature

The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 

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History

Horse-drawn carriage exhibition opens at Museum of History

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History

Canadian Stamp Collection has new home at Canadian Museum of History

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Environment

Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography

In an excerpt from his new book, author Paul Sorrell teches how to connect to nature with a photographer's eye

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Environment

A conversation with David Suzuki

The Canadian environmentalist talks about Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes and our place in nature

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Kayoung Heo with her Ocean Bridge peers

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Ocean Bridge Diaries: Kayoung Heo

How can we be living examples of the word zaagi'idewin?

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Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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History

New art exhibitions explore the First World War’s historical significance

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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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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winner: Robert Bateman

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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Artist Toronto nature surrealism

People & Culture

Artist reimagines Toronto engulfed by nature

Mathew Borrett's new exhibition, Hypnagogic City, depicts Hogtown in a parallel universe

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Environment

Harnessing the power of nature to fight climate change

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, habitats themselves can be critical allies

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Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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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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Totem poles in Thunderbird Park in Victoria, BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid tells the stories of the experience, suffering and survival of Cecil Paul, a Xenaksiala elder. 

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Weekend getaways in Massachusetts

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

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

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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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People & Culture

Museum Week reveals secrets across Canada

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Environment

Can PEI reach their 7 per cent protected land goal by the end of the year?

Currently only at 4.4 per cent, the province still needs to acquire another 2.6 per cent of land to protect by the end of 2020

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A lone majestic moose at sunset

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy helping Maritime moose have more sex

Organization protecting a vital wilderness corridor between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to encourage interprovincial moose mating

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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An aerial view of Holman's Island in Bedeque Bay

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy protects island ‘bird hotel’ near P.E.I.

A small island off the western coast of Prince Edward Island that once housed a resort will now be a 'hotel for birds.'

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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History

Five facts about the shaman’s parka

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