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In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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People & Culture

500 residents of an Ontario town might live on an island soon if dike breaches

There is up to a 40 per cent chance a shoreline road on Lake Erie, which acts as a dike, will fail

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People & Culture

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

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People & Culture

Excerpt from Slashburner: Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

Slashburner publishes Sept. 19, 2020

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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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Travel

A sign advertising the status of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk ice road

Travel

Northwest Territories promotes last chance to drive historic ice road

Next winter, the ice road connecting Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk will be replaced by an all-season overland highway

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Left: Kate Harris after a day of gritty riding on the Silk Road in 2011. Right: Harris' travel memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, is published today. (Photo: Melissa Yule)

Travel

Cycling the Silk Road

Canadian writer and explorer Kate Harris' debut travel memoir recounts her journey along the historic trade route 

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A fox walking on the newly constructed Mackenzie Valley Highway

Travel

Driving to the land of the pingos

The long-awaited permanent highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. opens next month. How will it impact the communities?

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Travel

Best road trip games

Stay entertained on long drives with these fun ways to pass the time

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Exploration

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Wildlife

Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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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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Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

People & Culture

Gordon Lightfoot awarded the RCGS’ Gold Medal

Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 

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Science & Tech

Titans of the Great Lakes

It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

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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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Environment

Remembering ‘Wild Goose’ Jack Miner

National Wildlife Week honours Miner for his pioneer work in wildlife conservation

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Environment

Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers

Author Lynn Martel offers an examination of Canadian glaciers to understand their futures and the secrets they hold

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Environment

The day the cod collapsed

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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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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People & Culture

In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent

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Grizzly triplets follow their mother in search of salmon

People & Culture

10 Canadian photographers whose work we’re loving right now

These 10 members of Canadian Geographic’s online Photo Club are making waves with their unique perspectives on Canadian wildlife and landscapes

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RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Seven amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From documenting rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia to sonar-scanning B.C. waters for steam-era shipwrecks, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

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World traveller Michael Palin shares snaps with locals at the Demini airstrip while working on his latest project, Brazil.

People & Culture

Travels with Michael Palin

An exclusive Q&A with British explorer, comedian and actor Michael Palin

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People & Culture

How Canadian cities are reinventing their shopping malls

As cities grapple with the challenge of redeveloping their first suburbs, malls could become the community spaces they were originally intended to be

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People & Culture

Sleepwalking and hallucinations: A Canadian’s journey in the world’s toughest footrace

Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 

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Josiah Henson, log cabin, Ontario, historic site

People & Culture

A new understanding of Uncle Tom

Heather Greenwood Davis visits Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, Ont., to learn more about the contentious inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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People & Culture

Arctic airships

These dirigibles might be the solution to transportation challenges in the changing North

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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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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Travel

Leroy and Leroy: There’s always something to do

Episode 36

We sit down with “Leroy in front of the camera” to discuss the road-tripping comedy duo’s meteoric rise on TikTok and where they’re headed next

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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Travel

Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel

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Exmoor pony above North Berwick, Scotland

Travel

Five Scottish towns worth a day trip from Edinburgh

These five towns steeped in Scottish history are all less than an hour by train from the capital

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History

Throwback Thursday: The fight to preserve the Canol Trail

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History

Canoe love

Canadian Canoe Museum explores the link between paddling and romance

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Zipping around in the Ford Focus RS

Travel

Discovering the unexpected joy of winter driving

On an excursion in Quebec with Ford, our writer discovers winter driving can be a pleasure — in the right vehicle

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

Travel

Losing the crowds in Banff

If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks

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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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Travel

Festival side-trips

Ten festivals down the road from Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Travel

Roadtripping Northern Ireland’s Coastal Causeway Route

This historic route is a must-drive for any traveller seeking the freedom of the open road with a healthy dose of amazing vistas

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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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Travel

A dozen travel-related New Year’s resolutions from Canadian Geographic

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Travel

Gear Review: MEC Meadow Mat and Duffle Pack

Canadian Geographic Education's program coordinator Sara Black tests two versatile items on a summer road trip

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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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Travel

A tour of the best skiing in the Rockies

Leslie Anthony shares the best of the big hills

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The vibrant buildings of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Travel

Journey into New Scotland’s past

Heritage sites trade on the past, but in Nova Scotia they’re helping secure and inspire the future.

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Travel

Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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UNESCO designated 678 hectares of Istanbul as a World Heritage Site in 1985

Travel

Historic Turkey

Explore Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman history along the Silk Road trade route in Turkey

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Travel

The left side is the right side, the right side is suicide: Keeping dry in a Jamaican deluge with Lowepro’s DryZone 40

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Travel

Yukon vs. Yukon: driving the Klondike highway

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Rick Sokoloff leads riders along the Trapp Family Lodge’s bike trails

Travel

Mountain biking in Vermont

Hitting the trails with the Stowe Mountain Biking Club

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Travel

Throwback Thursday: Africa holiday

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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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Mapping

The geography of the NHL realignment

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Mapping

Why satellite imagery makes maps worse

Chris Brackley explores four map backgrounds and makes the cartographic case for why satellite imagery isn’t as useful in mapmaking as you may think it is.

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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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Science & Tech

A program that sends youth from Canada’s North to Africa provides life-changing opportunities

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Wildlife

Alberta woman befriends great grey owl

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Science & Tech

Energy efficient student-built vehicles to compete in Shell Eco-marathon

Canadian teams have historically performed well in the competition, which challenges students to create a vehicle that can travel far using little energy

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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