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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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People & Culture

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

Places

Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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Learn to Camp Parliament Hill

Environment

Canadian students learn to camp on Parliament Hill

With its Learn to Camp program, Parks Canada is helping urban Canadians experience the great outdoors 

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Places

Archeologists uncover new history in Waterton Lakes National Park after 2017 wildfire

Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region

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Mist rises from the Kipawa River, framed by frosty trees

Places

A sneak peek at Quebec’s newest provincial park

Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history

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Wildlife

Travel

Travel

Rare birds

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

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Places

Environment

Environment

Green spaces crucial, but a challenge says 2020 Parks Report

The 2020 Canadian City Parks Report looks at challenges and opportunties for Canada's parks under a COVID-19 lens

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Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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Mont Royal Park Montreal

Environment

Urban parks unite! Parks in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto set to join forces

The first-of-its-kind partnership will bolster city parks at a time when Canadians need them most

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Environment

Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis Butcher canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Team Canada International Geography Olympiad 2018

Kids

Young Canadian geographers win five medals at International Geography Olympiad

Team Canada claimed two silver and three bronze medals at the global geography competition held in Quebec City

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Wildlife

Kokanee salmon population bounces back in Kluane National Park

The return of over 5,000 kokanee salmon to Kluane National Park in southwest Yukon in 2015 was cause for excitement after the population was nearly declared extinct in 2009

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Science & Tech

Surprising facts about Canadian airports

How much do you know about the places that deliver us to the sky?

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Exploration

Why cave exploration matters

2022 is the International Year of Caves and Karst. Here’s why you should care about the hidden worlds beneath our feet.

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

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People & Culture

How Marie Wilson will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Episode 22

For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day

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Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward in Hong Kong

Kids

Canadian high school students capture gold and silver at international geography competition

Team Canada picked up three medals at the 16th International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong

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Canoeing in Nahanni National Park Reserve

Places

Nááts’ihch’oh and Nahanni national park reserves

A guide to visiting the Northwest Territories National Park Reserves

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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

People & Culture

Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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Banff National Park

Environment

Five green highlights of the latest federal budget

Budget 2018 contains some major investments in Canada's wilderness and wildlife. Here are the highlights. 

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Phyllis Webstad

People & Culture

Behind the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: How Can Geo Education began

The origin and evolution of Can Geo Education

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national bird finalists

People & Culture

Canada votes for a national bird

Thanks to everyone who cast their vote in Canadian Geographic's National Bird Project!

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Nááts’ihch’oh, or Mount Wilson, in the newly named national park reserve

People & Culture

Northern vision

An interview with Prime Minister Stephen Harper about the past, present and future of Canada's North

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Science & Tech

UN declares International Day of Women in Science

From Roberta Bondar to Harriet Brooks, Canada has more than its fair share of women scientists to be proud of. However women are still a minority in the STEM fields

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Places

Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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Kids

Team Canada set to compete in the virtual 2021 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students prepare to represent Canada in a virtual global geography competition

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Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019

Kids

Team Canada ready to compete in the 2019 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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Wildlife

VIDEO: Famous Canada lynx spotted again

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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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Wildlife

National Bird Project essays

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Wildlife

Best National Bird Project essays

Do you want one of these four birds to become Canada’s national bird?

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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captive belugas

Wildlife

Vancouver Parks Board bans display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium is concerned for the future of its marine mammal rescue program

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Bird sits on rock

Wildlife

Rebound of the black swifts: Johnston Canyon reports an increase in endangered bird species

The decrease in human activity could be the reason

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baby bison calf Banff national park

Wildlife

Alberta bison celebrate a wild Mother’s Day for the first time in 140 years

The Banff National Park project seeks to reintegrate the keystone species into the natural ecosystem

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Wildlife

Moose changing ecosystem in Gros Morne

The effect moose have on the Gros Morne National Park ecosystem

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tagged Bear 122 in Banff

Wildlife

Wildlife photographers banned from using radio receivers to find animals

Parks Canada announces $25,000 fines for tracking collared wildlife in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

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Wildlife

Why the loon should be Canada’s national bird

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Wildlife

Pourquoi le huard devrait être l’oiseau national du Canada

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Environment

Timber poaching: The secretive crime decimating North America’s forests

Timber poaching has become “a problem in every national forest,” with an estimated $1 billion worth of wood poached yearly in North America 

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners enjoy invasive species battles, gunfire and West Coast delicacies

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Kids

The last day in Cape Breton

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Challenge finalists

Kids

Can Geo Challenge 2021 National Final Weekend

Meet the top 20 finalists competing in the 2021 Challenge National Final

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canadas coolest school trip

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners announced

A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip

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Kids

Team Canada wins silver at National Geographic World Championship

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Kids

Q&A: Alex Trebek, National Geographic World Championship host

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Places

Bruce Peninsula National Park

A guide to visiting the Ontario National Park

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Ivvavik National Park landscape

Places

Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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Hands all meeting in centre from all around the world. Skin painted green and blue, pieces of earth.

Mapping

10 amazing world maps created by children

Kids from around the world submit hand-drawn maps for International Cartographic Association contest

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Mapping

Map: National birds around the world

This map shows the national birds of other countries, according to governments and embassies around the world.

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Environment

Discover Canada through Roberta Bondar’s camera lens

The former astronaut also happens to be an amazing photographer, and is using her talents to raise interest in Canada's wild spaces

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