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Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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Glacier bear

Wildlife

A most mysterious bear

The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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Toad River in the Muskwa-Kechika region of B.C.

Environment

Muskwa-Kechika: An opportunity for bold conservation action

By protecting the Muskwa-Kechika, a vast, wild region of mountains, glaciers, and boreal forest in north-central B.C., we can create a climate refuge for vulnerable species

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Excerpt from Saved by Science: The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer?

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An illustrated panoramic map of Winnipeg circa 1881

History

From the archives: Mapping the river city

A beautiful panoramic map offers a bird's-eye view of what Winnipeg, Manitoba would have looked like in 1881

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History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

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Canada's Coolest School Trip at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Kids

Stepping back in time to the 19th century with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from day three of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip explores skywalks, glaciers

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Shipshape

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip goes whitewater rafting

On the final day of Canada's Coolest School Trip, the students went whitewater rafting, rode the Jasper SkyTram and soaked in the Miette Hot Springs

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The MV Martin Bergmann, floating research base for the marine ecosystem study

Science & Tech

How Arctic scientists are unveiling long-standing marine ecosystem mysteries

Researchers are shedding new light on northern food webs and environments by connecting disciplines and local knowledge — even by using different ships

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

Places

Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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L’Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada, SGRC, 50 Promenade Sussex, Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Inuits, Premières Nations et Métis.

People & Culture

RCGS partners with First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to create Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Ambitious multi-platform, Indigenous-led project will be a tool for education and reconciliation 

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Illustration by Guy Parsons

Environment

Canada’s dirty secret

Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. What’s behind our nation’s wasteful ways? 

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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Environment

A new view of the Lake Winnipeg watershed

How the watershed connects the Prairies and its people

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People & Culture

Q&A: Canada’s top caver on mapping Mount Tupper system

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Travel

Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: How much exercise is enough?

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Spray decks

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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People & Culture

Ice road truckers

What it's like to be in one of Canada's most exhilarating and unusual professions

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Places

Fundy National Park

A guide to visiting the New Brunswick National Park

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Travel

Map: Terra Nova attractions

From commanding views of the land to quiet inlets for kayaking, this interactive map shows just a few of Terra Nova’s many highlights

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Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Environment

Eight facts about water in Canada

How much do you know about Canada’s water — where it comes from and how it’s used?

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Some Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation members canoed the Fawn River Watershed last summer to renew their links to the land

People & Culture

A canoe expedition with purpose

First Nations canoeists trace an ancient trading route — and assert their sovereignty

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

Travel

Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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Environment

Interview with water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau

International water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau visits the Ottawa River

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A huge flowerpot made from rocks and trees at Hopewell Rocks Provincial park during low tide. (Photo: Jean-Charles Thouin/CG Photo Club)

Travel

10 Fundy facts

Learn more about the Bay of Fundy's famous tides

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Wildlife

Collision course: Making Canada’s cities more bird-friendly

How one grassroots organization in Toronto makes our glass landscapes less deadly for birds.

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four inuit women stand on the shore showcasing their tattoos

People & Culture

Kakiniit: The art of Inuit tattooing

Inuit tattoos, or kakiniit, were once banned. Now they are worn with pride.

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Chúk Odenigbo

We are the ocean, yet we know not who we are, so we went to people who did

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Wildlife

Concern over Atlantic salmon numbers in Quebec

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Teen and dog in canoe

People & Culture

Commuting via canoe: A Canmore teen’s two-month trip to work

15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan

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People & Culture

Tom Thomson — Painter of the True North

An excerpt from the August 1946 issue of the Canadian Geographical Journal, in which the renowned art historical Donald Buchanan wrote on how Tom Thompson was inspired by the landscapes of Canada

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Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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