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International GeoOlympiad kicks off in Quebec City

For the first time, four Canadian high school students are competing in the global geography competition 

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Kids

Exploring Vieux Québec with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Kids

Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

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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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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

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Articles

Science & Tech

Quebec’s energy issues

An exclusive Q&A interview with Quebec Oil and Gas Association head Michael Binnion on the province’s energy issues

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History

History

Living on the edge: Becoming Toronto

A map of Toronto in 1878 shows a small city on the brink of massive expansion.

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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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History

The last battle

The cannons that fired on September 11, 1814 set off the Battle of Plattsburgh, the last fight of the War of 1812. Two Canadians go south of the border to make things right.

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Halifax Harbour after explosion of December 6, 1917

History

The disaster that reshaped a city

100 years after the Halifax Explosion, the city retains traces of its pre-war life

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Photo: Canadian Geographic Archives

History

Throwback Thursday: Montreal’s multicultural “main” street

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Wildlife

A migratory woodland caribou in Ungava

Wildlife

Isolated caribou herd in Quebec set to relocate to a zoo

Conservation biologists say the Quebec government has failed to explore other options that would keep the herd wild 

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People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Toronto eastern waterfront

People & Culture

A look at Google’s smart city

Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront

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People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2021 Canadian Photos of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2021

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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People & Culture

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in protecting food security in Dawson City, Yukon

Local First Nation turned vacant land into an operational farm to provide for residents

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University of Toronto, Meric Gertler, Fellow, RCGS

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Meric Gertler

The University of Toronto president is a world leader in urban theory and the geography of innovation, creativity and culture in city centres

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Dave Greene and dog Osa snowshoeing

People & Culture

Route Blanche expedition encounters cold weather, warm reception in Quebec

An update from the Route Blanche 2016 snowshoeing expedition

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mylene paquette holding a paddle

People & Culture

Meet the RCGS’ newest Explorer-in-Residence: Mylène Paquette

The first North American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean discusses her new passion for ice canoeing and why protecting Canada's waterways is important

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Canada's tallest proposed skyscrapers

People & Culture

Infographic: The future of Canada’s skylines

Canadian skyscrapers are climbing higher than ever before, with record-setters planned for Toronto, Edmonton and even Quebec City

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People & Culture

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

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The exterior of the Hudson's Bay Department Store in Winnepeg

People & Culture

The demise of the department store heralds a shift in downtown areas

The Bay department store in downtown Winnipeg will close in early 2021

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Beginning January 1, 2013, local Winnipeg freelance photographer David Lipnowski began a long term, personal project entitled

People & Culture

Manitoban diversity

Photographer David Lipnowski showcases the wide – and perhaps unexpected – diversity within Manitoba

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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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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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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People & Culture

Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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These four young geographers will represent Canada on the world stage at the 2018 iGeo competition in Quebec City

Kids

Canadian students to showcase their geography knowledge at the 2018 International GeoOlympiad

Meet the young geographers who will represent Canada on the world stage at the 2018 “iGeo” in Quebec City

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The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

Travel

Weekending like a pro in Lac Beauport, Quebec

With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain

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Cape Town cityscape

Environment

What can other cities learn about water shortages from ‘Day Zero?’

Cape Town narrowly avoided ‘Day Zero,’ but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages 

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Wildlife

Peregrine falcon numbers increase in Quebec

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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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Conor and Kim Mihell in Nunavik

Exploration

Retracing the Carnegie Expeditions in Northern Quebec

We aim to experience and share the vast, little-publicized wilderness of Nunavik, formerly known as Ungava

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Exploration

How a four-man crew traversed one of Canada’s last wilderness frontiers by canoe

The Boreal to Barrenlands Expedition, funded by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, returns from their summer slog through northern Quebec and Labrador 

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Winnipeg Food Atlas

Mapping

Exploring the new Winnipeg Food Atlas

The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood

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Wildlife

Butterflyway Project seeks to connect butterfly-friendly gardens in five cities across Canada

This David Suzuki Foundation initiative wants to grow homes for local butterflies and bees

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Mapping

Which Canadian city has the worst traffic?

Next to the weather, there's nothing Canadians like to complain about more than traffic.

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Mapping

Interactive map explores age of Edmonton buildings

New map allows Edmontonians to explore the ages of the buildings in their city

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San Francisco's iconic Painted Ladies

Travel

Five essential things to do in San Francisco

If you're short on time but big on fun, make sure to take in one of these must-do activities in the City by the Bay

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Travel

Photos: Stratford’s abandoned rail shop

Explore the people and places that make up the Ontario town's old Grand Trunk Railway

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Travel

One City: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Enjoy the victuals and vistas on the Orford Express, take in the wares of downtown and tackle the nearby ski hills of the Eastern Townships

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Labrador — Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric generating facility

Science & Tech

Aboriginal hydropower

Navigating the the collaborative future between First Nations and the Canadian hydro industry

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Science & Tech

Stained glass windows generate electricity at Saskatchewan cathedral

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Want to study this muskrat in Quebec? It'll cost you. (Photo: Cephas/Wikimedia Commons)

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Quebec introduces wildlife research fees

Studying wildlife in Quebec now has an extra price tag attached to it

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Gordon Harris, UniverCity, sustainable development, burnaby

Science & Tech

Q&A: Gordon Harris on the success and sustainability of UniverCity

The president and CEO of the Simon Fraser University Community Trust discusses the award-winning community in Burnaby, B.C.

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Jeremy Bentham

Science & Tech

Shell’s Jeremy Bentham on the future of cities

The Vice-President of Global Business Environment and head of the Shell Scenarios team discusses the Future Cities project and how Canadian cities can be more sustainable

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rideau canal skateway

Travel

Best Canadian cities to visit in winter

These urban centres really know how to heat up the chilly months

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Environment

Real Canadian places that resemble locations from Game of Thrones

You don't have to leave Canada to experience the geographic diversity of the Seven Kingdoms

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Science & Tech

Perrin Beatty on the future of Canada’s energy mix

How has Ontario's green energy shift affected the province? What have been the effects of oil prices' decline in Canada? Perrin Beatty weighs in.

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Travel

Montreal among top bike sharing cities

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maritime link

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Longest sub-sea electricity cable in North America now links Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia

The Maritime Link project will connect the power grids in the two provinces

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Author Helena Moncrieff and the cover of The Fruitful City

Environment

The surprising bounty of urban backyards

In this exclusive excerpt from The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest, author Helena Moncrieff goes inside the movement to find purpose for Toronto's forgotten fruit

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Sea kayaks on the Saguenay fjord

Travel

Five must-try outdoor activities in Quebec’s Saguenay region

From sea kayaking to via ferrata, this area was made for adventure seekers

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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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Keen Logan Mid WP boot

Travel

Gear review: Two Keen shoe styles for trail to city travel

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Red fox napping on car

Wildlife

Foxes are self-domesticating in the U.K, so why not Canada?

As foxes move from the forest to the city, they show more doglike traits and appear to be naturally self-domesticating in the U.K. — but the same isn’t happening here at home

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Wildlife

Battle to save the sage grouse goes to court

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Christmas cheer in NYC

Travel

Five things to do in New York City this holiday season

Already skated the Roc, enjoyed a carriage ride around Central Park and fought the crowds at Macy's Herald Square? Here are more ways to celebrate the festive season in the Big Apple. 

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Travel

One City: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Join the ghosts of Prohibition-era smugglers, get a taste of Prairie life from the early 20th century and enjoy the soothing waters of an ancient seabed in Moose Jaw, Sask.

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Parkwood Estate in Ottawa, Ont

Travel

One City: Oshawa, Ontario

Explore Canada’s car culture, tour one of the country’s last great estates and catch a rainbow trout

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Northern gannets in Gaspé

Travel

Editors’ picks: Our top travel experiences of 2017

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year to help inspire your next adventure in Canada and beyond

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Ontario — Sir Adam Beck generating stations I & II

Science & Tech

Canada’s hydroelectric future

How Canada's century-old renewable hydro power has evolved – and may be an answer to a fossil-fuel-free future

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english Bay, Vancouver

Science & Tech

How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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