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Google Maps brings Street View to Canada’s Parliament

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Environment

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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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Andy Fillmore MP on CPAC Route 338 giant floor map

Kids

CPAC launches multimedia project on democracy in Canada

The Route 338 project includes a giant floor map and educational tools created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society to help improve Canadians' political literacy 

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Jack Cheng, national champion of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge, meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Kids

Prime Minister Trudeau congratulates Can Geo Challenge national champion

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Kids

Calgary teen crowned Can Geo Challenge Champion

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Can Geo Education’s four giant floor maps on display in Ottawa last November.

Kids

Giant floor maps on display for Geography Awareness Week

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People & Culture

Dr. Andrea McCrady smiles in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill

People & Culture

Keeping the music alive on Parliament Hill

Canada’s dominion carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, on making sure the bells of the Peace Tower continue to ring during the decade-long renovation of Parliament’s Centre Block

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Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture

People & Culture

Sedna sculpture unveiled on Parliament Hill

An interview with Inuit artist Bart Hanna, whose sculpture of the Inuit sea goddess has been unveiled on Parliament Hill as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory

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People & Culture

‘Famous 5’ anniversary celebrated in Ottawa

October 18, 2015 marked 86 years since the Persons Case, and 15 years since the ‘Famous 5’ statue was erected outside Canada’s Parliament.

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People & Culture

John Turner awarded RCGS Gold Medal

Canada’s 17th prime minister was recognized for his distinguished parliamentary career and public service, and for his contribution to the advancement of Canadian geography

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, teacher's guide and Giant Floor Map launch

People & Culture

Groundbreaking Indigenous resources promote reconciliation

First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders gather on Parliament Hill for the launch of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada's Giant Floor Map and teacher's guide, now available across the country

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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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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the election of Canada’s first female MP, Agnes Macphail

A century later, former federal politician Catherine McKenna reflects on what has changed — and how far we still need to go

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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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A photo of Ottawa from orbit

Places

This is what 50 Sussex looks like from orbit

Canadian NASA astronaut tweets Canada Day greetings with a photo of Ottawa 

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Places

A new home for the RCGS: 50 Sussex

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration

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People & Culture

Perry Bellegarde on reconnecting with language and ceremony

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The First Nations political leader and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society reflects on his childhood on reserve and his role as an oskâpêwis — a Cree word meaning helper

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rcgs awards ceremony

People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

History

A crucial piece: B.C. joined confederation 150 years ago today.

British Columbia joined Confederation 150 years ago. But it almost didn’t happen.

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A cougar sits in a tree

Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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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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A view of the presiding table at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992

Environment

A brief history of Canada’s climate change agreements

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People & Culture

Gold Medal presented to former Prime Minister Paul Martin

The 21st Prime Minister of Canada received the award in recognition of his distinguished career in public service and dedication to reconciliation efforts

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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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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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People & Culture

Q&A with Jeff Westeinde on Ottawa’s Zibi project

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People & Culture

Canadian MP reflects on experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir reflects on his experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge.

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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

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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People & Culture

How Ottawa’s Zibi project is revolutionizing sustainable urban development

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A maquette of a proposed design for a Stanley Cup monument in Ottawa

People & Culture

Design finalists unveiled for Stanley Cup monument in Ottawa

Canadians encouraged to submit feedback on the design they'd like to see installed in the nation's capital in 2017, the 125th anniversary of the first Stanley Cup

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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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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Élisabeth Nadeau

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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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People & Culture

The change makers: Leona Aglukkaq

The Nunavut politician helms the international Arctic Council — and seizes an opportunity for northerners

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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Aerial view of Vancouver, B.C. at sunset

Travel

Nine amazing 360-degree videos of Canada

New camera technology makes these immersive photos and videos almost as good as being there 

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Once, the Canadian government sent a group of eight men to Bermuda and called it punishment. (Image: Canadian Geographic Archives)

History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian rebels were once exiled to Bermuda

This one time, the Canadian government sent a group of eight men to Bermuda and called it punishment

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History

Throwback Thursday: Dominion Day

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June 1938 cover featuring a saw-whet owl

History

Nine decades of bird photography

In honour of the National Bird Project, here's a selection of Canadian Geographic bird covers from the magazine's 86 years of print

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Oven roasted turkey, part of the typical modern-day meal at Thanksgiving

History

Canadian thanksgiving in November

How giving thanks was once linked to Armistice Day

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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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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The spiny dogfish made history when it was certified as the world’s first sustainable shark fishery in 2011

Wildlife

The great green shark hunt 

Can British Columbia’s spiny dogfish make the grade as the world’s first “sustainable” shark fishery?

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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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Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic

Science & Tech

Environmental organizations team up to influence federal climate strategy

Three influential Canadian environmental advocacy groups have formed a new partnership aimed at securing an ambitious national climate change strategy for Canada under the new Liberal government

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Science & Tech

Author Chris Turner on science in Canada and his upcoming book

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