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Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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Climber makes wide step over crevasse

People & Culture

Indigenous climbing with Cassie Ayoungman

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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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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People & Culture

Family camping tips

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People & Culture

MEC is now the official outfitter of the RCGS expeditions program

Two names synonymous with adventure are joining forces to support Canadian exploration

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Science & Tech

Articles

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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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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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Travel

Getting back to nature

Birch Bay Ranch lets visitors enjoy ranch life

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Environment

Five family-friendly nature activities to try this summer

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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Nature Canada's new campaign is aimed at preventing cats from roaming freely outdoors to help keep both cats and birds safe

Environment

Cat owners urged to keep their pets indoors to help save birds

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Night monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Environment

How conservation photographers use social media to help the planet

Photographer-In-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on the role of online photo-sharing communities in the conservation movement

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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People & Culture

Canada’s greatest modern women explorers

Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.

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People & Culture

Canadians debate best place to skate

Twitter users engage in a friendly battle to determine Canada's best outdoor skating rink.

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A recent study shows Parks can play a role in introducing newcomers to Canadian society

People & Culture

Natural connection

A study shows spending time in the great Canadian outdoors can help immigrants feel more at home

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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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People & Culture

Our Country: Clara Hughes

The Olympic medallist and mental-health-awareness champion shares her memories of inspiration in northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Science & Tech

How GPS is killing navigation, and why schools need to fix it

Satellite navigation is fallible and our ubiquitous reliance on it is eroding our natural way finding abilities, argues Roger McKinlay

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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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Mario Rigby

Exploration

Explorer Mario Rigby just cycled across Canada. Here’s why

Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

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Exploration

Pushing limits across Lake Ontario: Mario Rigby on his next adventure

Mario Rigby is embarking on a 20 day kayaking expedition to promote domestic and sustainable travel

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Travel

Portlandia on Ice

Skate the Lake 2013

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Travel

Fig travel dresses: All dressed up with someplace to see

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Carhartt Rockwall Jacket

Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Men’s Rockwall Jacket

Carhartt’s new Quick Duck 3-in-1 Rockwall Jacket boasts the rugged dependability that the brand is known for, but is stylish enough for casual, day-to-day wear

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A camp quilt and a sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear’s Hotbed line

Can Geo staff test out a cold-weather sleeping bag and camp quilt 

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Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

Kids

Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Travel

Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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Columbia OutDry EX Platinum Tech Shell

Travel

Gear Review: Two fall jackets from Columbia

The Departure Point jacket and OutDry shell have you covered this season, rain or shine

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Photo: Derek Elvin

Exploration

Ricky Forbes talks Canada’s Greatest Explorer competition

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Travel

Glamping gear to finish summer in style

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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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jill heinerth, explorer-in-residence, b.c., education tour

Kids

“We are all Explorers” educational tour reaches B.C.

Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth is in British Columbia this week visiting schools and talking about her experiences as a diver

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Women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket

Travel

The only jacket you need for outdoor work

Flexible, comfortable and durable, Carhartt’s Cryder Jacket fits its niche well

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The MEC Stride Jacket.

Travel

Winter activewear essentials

Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

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Travel

Join us: Photography workshop in the Bugaboo mountains with Neil Ever Osborne

With the majestic Bugaboo Spires as your backdrop, this August workshop with Canadian Mountain Holidays will allow you to create images that have a purpose

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Wildlife

Domestic cats to blame for bird deaths

Cats are responsible for about 196 million birds death every year

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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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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Travel

Soothing a winter of discontent: Fjallraven’s Kyl and Kyla parkas emerge as an early frontrunner for gear of the year

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