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10 things you absolutely must do in New Brunswick – according to my two-year-old

Discovering boats, buoys and deep-fried clams on an epic family road trip in the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse RS

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The Abbot Pass hut, an iconic mountain refuge, is dismantled — due to climate change

Built by Swiss guides high on the Continental Divide, a storied refuge will be dismantled just months ahead of its 100th birthday, a casualty of our warming planet

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“Going the right direction on the path” ʔapsčiik t̓ašii trail opens in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Supporting a variety of activities, this 25-kilometre trail is paved along its entirety, making it accessible for cyclists, dog walkers and anyone looking for an escape into nature

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8 amazing places to visit for epic views of the Canadian Rockies

You don’t have to spend days hiking up and down steep slopes to make the most of your mountain experience. Check out our picks for the most scenic and accessible spots in the Canadian Rockies.

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4 of the best spots for stargazing in Western Canada

Astronomer and author Alan Dyer shares his favourite places in Alberta and Saskatchewan to escape the city lights and take in the wonders of the night sky

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5 ways to win at winter in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park

Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park is known for its summer swimming, camping and hiking, but come winter, the park kicks it up a notch

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Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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Wildlife

As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration

The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions

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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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Exploration

Photos: Exploring the Torngat Mountains, a place of spirits

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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People & Culture

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter awarded Lawrence J. Burpee medal

Medal honours the former President's role in expanding the U.S. national parks system and work with Habitat for Humanity

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