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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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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

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

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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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People & Culture

travel

A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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Travel

Eco-tourism and adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nimmo Bay resort thoughtfully blends luxury with concern for the surrounding wilderness

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Canoeing at Madawaska Kanu Centre

Travel

7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

Connect with Canada's past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation's capital

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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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RIU Palace Paradise Island Nassau, Bahamas

Travel

Living the island dream at RIU Palace Paradise Island

This five-star Bahamas resort boasts a fresh look and adults-only concept on Nassau's famous Cabbage Beach

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History

History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: The fight to preserve the Canol Trail

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History

Artifacts of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

It's been a century since nearly 800 Newfoundland soldiers lost their lives fighting in France. This new provincial gallery pays tribute to their memory.

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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Environment

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa is the perfect place to partake of a longstanding mountain tradition

Travel

Alberta finally has a Nordic Spa—and its location is perfect

A Scandinavian tradition gets a Canadian spin at the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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An infinity hot tub with snow around it at an outdoor Nordic spa

Travel

A look at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant’s new expansion

Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec's most famous ski resort 

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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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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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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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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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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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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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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Musicians at the top of Loma de la Cruz in Holguin, Cuba, with a view of the city beyond

Travel

Savouring Cuban culture in Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago

From enjoying a family-style meal in a "paladar" to retracing the history of the revolution, a visit to eastern Cuba is a must for authentic culture-seekers

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Disappointment River

People & Culture

Retracing a legendary Canadian expedition

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, author Brian Castner recounts a part of his 2016 journey retracing Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 expedition of the Mackenzie River 

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Magnificent frigatebirds in Barbuda's mangroves

Travel

Exploring Barbuda’s magnificent frigatebird colony

Barbuda's Codrington Lagoon National Park hosts the Caribbean's largest colony of magnificent (yes, that's their name) frigatebirds every mating season

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Making a Cutter's rum punch. (Photo: Tom Hall/Canadian Geographic)

Travel

Recipe for Cutter’s famous rum punch

Warm your bones this winter by making these tropical drinks

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Nightclub Dancer in Havana, Cuba in 1948 (Photo: State Library and Archives of Florida/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

Cuban culture

5 examples of Cuban music, films and other cultural hallmarks

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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

Inuit historians that helped search for Sir John Franklin

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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People & Culture

Excerpt from British Columbia in Flames: Stories from a Blazing Summer

'You don’t get over a fire as big as the Elephant Hill fire in a hurry.'

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Canada's protected areas

Places

Infographic: Canada’s protected areas

Visualize all of the parks, wildlife areas, forest and marine reserves across Canada to compare how much of each province and territory has been protected

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La Paz colourful sign La Paz Mexico

Travel

Three reasons to visit La Paz, Mexico

From snorkelling with whale sharks to savouring fully-loaded Mexican hot dogs, here's why La Paz should be on your list of places to travel next

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The Phoenix skyline glows at sunset

Travel

Discovering downtown Phoenix, Arizona

There's lots of life in this desert city

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Paddling on the lower salt river, mesa arizona

Travel

Five things to do in Mesa, Arizona

Can Geo's travel editor-at-large rounds up five activities that are a must-do for visitors to this picturesque Phoenix suburb

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bell island expedition

Exploration

Why Jill Heinerth is diving beneath Bell Island, Newfoundland

"Bell Islanders are a picture of what it means to be Canadian," says the underwater diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Travel

Five relaxing spas in Alberta

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Travel

Weekend getaways in Massachusetts

Boisterous Boston or elegant Nantucket: exploring two weekend getaway options in Massachusetts

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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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Travel

Throwback Thursday: Photo tour of Hecla Island

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Travel

Exploring the reinvention of Barbados

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Travel

La Mauricie National Park

A guide to visiting the Quebec National Park

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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

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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A humpback whale breaches in the Broughton Archipelago

Travel

Photos: Whale encounters and island scenery in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures brings you face-to-face with the wildlife in one of North America's most biodiverse marine areas

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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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Kids

The last day in Cape Breton

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Travel

Winterstart Is Coming

In the heart of Canada's first national park, a seasonal celebration

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Waves crash on a Tofino beach during a winter storm

Environment

How storm-watchers inspired a groundbreaking coastal safety program

Initially targeted at visitors and locals in Tofino and Ucluelet, B.C., the CoastSmart program could save lives along all Canadian coasts

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