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Assassin's Creed Odyssey landscape

Mapping

Inside the intricate world of video game cartography

Maps have long played a critical role in video games, whether as the main user interface, a reference guide, or both. As games become more sophisticated, so too does the cartography that underpins them. 

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2014 Victoria Strait Expedition

Travel

Cite Memoire projection art in Montreal

Travel

Video: Old Montreal comes alive through Cité Mémoire’s projection art

In celebration of the city's 375th anniversary, Montreal is featuring one of the largest projection art installations in the world

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Travel

Explore historic Manoir Papineau with these 360-degree videos

Walk through the grand former home of Quebec politician Louis-Joseph Papineau

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penguins, antarctica, south pole, glacier

Travel

Gear review: Nikon KeyMission 80 action camera

Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos captures can't-miss moments aboard a One Oceans Expeditions voyage to Antarctica 

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Still image taken with the Nikon KeyMission 170

Travel

A versatile, easy-to-use action camera for capturing your adventures

The Nikon KeyMission 170 captures high-quality video and stills and goes anywhere you do

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Photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France

Travel

This mirrorless camera is perfect for minimalist travel

The Nikon 1J5 camera is compact, lightweight and takes great photos

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Environment

Mapping

Mapping

VIDEO: CG cartographer Chris Brackley shares his passion for maps

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People & Culture

Adrian Sutherland

People & Culture

Q&A: Attawapiskat, Ont. musician Adrian Sutherland on the story behind his First Nations rights protest song

Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”

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Penny Oleksiak hugs Simone Manuel

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Penny Oleksiak wins Olympic gold

The young swimmer has inspired legions of fans with her performance in Rio

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Clyde River, Nunavut

People & Culture

Video of the Week: A visual celebration of Canada

A father-son photography team from B.C. set out to document Canada's landscapes, wildlife, people and traditions

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A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

People & Culture

Video: The song inspired by a Manitoba town’s famous runaway bison

Penned by a Toronto-based composer, “Run Freddy Run!” tells the story of Manitoba’s unique relationship with bison

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The Together to the Tundra expedition paddles through Canada's North

People & Culture

Video: Young family canoes through Canadian Arctic

Here, Dan Clark discusses their trip and reveals his film about the adventure: 'Together to the Tundra.'

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Kids

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Wildlife

mountie chases bear

Wildlife

Video of the week: Mountie chases black bear

Could this video be more Canadian?

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People & Culture

Edward Burtynsky discusses new installation: In the Wake of Progress

Featured in the heart of downtown Toronto, this larger-than-life art installation tells the story of humanity’s impact on the planet 

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Wildlife

Is this the year we see a baby narluga?

Plus: good news for Roosevelt elk, a new look for Alberta bison, a genetic disposition to wander for caribou and a big wildlife boost for southern Ontario

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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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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Wildlife

Swimming polar bears

Meet the newest polar bear cubs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and watch an adult polar bear swim underwater

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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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Seitcher Bay and Chitapii Mountain

People & Culture

The International Indigenous Music Summit has gone digital

We caught up with Indigenous filmmaker Sarain Fox to talk Giiwewizh — a series of 16 short films directed and shot in isolation on iPhone 12

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a collage of wildlife photos including a polar bear, horse, gosling, cheetah, gorilla, loon, grizzly bear and fox

Wildlife

Video: Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with images of wildlife from around the world

Michelle Valberg, Photographer-In-Residence, compiles some of her favourite wildlife images to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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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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Two people watch a video at the UNCEDED exhibit

People & Culture

Indigenous design subject of new exhibit at Canadian Museum of History

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land features 18 of North America’s foremost Indigenous architects and designers

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Inuit on ATVs on the Itijjagiaq Trail on Baffin Island

Places

Video: Exploring Baffin Island’s Itijjagiaq Trail

360-degree views of the Itijjagiaq Trail, a traditional route across southern Baffin Island that is now part of The Great Trail's national trail network

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Operation pumpkin drop

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Watch a 600-kilogram pumpkin destroy a car

First-ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" held in Saskatoon was a messy success 

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Thompson, Man., world record breaking wolf howl attempt 2017

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Thompson, Man., howls its way into the record books

Thousands gather to help Thompson break the Guinness World Record for greatest number of people howling like wolves in unison

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A pod of Atlantic orcas is seen a few meters away from a fishing boat in the North Atlantic

Wildlife

Pod of Atlantic orcas surprises Labrador fishermen

"Just another day at the office." 

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Jason Silva Shots of Awe

Science & Tech

Q&A: Futurist Jason Silva on ‘flow’ and harnessing the power of the mind

The creator and host of the popular Shots of Awe series on YouTube embarks on a four-city Canadian speaking tour next month

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A wall of colourful sponges and anemones in the American Bank Marine Protected Area

Environment

“Treasure of the Gulf of St. Lawrence” designated a Marine Protected Area

Canada’s newest Marine Protected Area, Banc-des-Américains (American Bank), protects 1,000 square kilometres of important marine habitat off Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula

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Environment

Bringing back the peatlands

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Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019

Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2019

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues

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Kids

Announcing the winners of the 2018 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on another great year!

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Google Earth Voyager Residential Schools Story

Kids

Cartographier l’histoire des pensionnats autochtones grâce à Google Earth

Première organisation canadienne à inscrire un contenu sur Google Earth Voyager, Canadian Geographic propose, en collaboration avec le Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation, une description approfondie du système des pensionnats autochtones.

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

5 ways to engage kids in Geography Awareness Week

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners

Kids

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on all their energy conservation efforts!

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British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Drone technology

Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic

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canadas coolest school trip

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners announced

A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip

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Kids

11 kid-friendly facts about Canada

11 facts about Canada and Canadians that are sure to entertain children of all ages

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Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

Kids

Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Kids

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge: Registration now open

Attention teachers! Sign up now for the CEDC, the only energy literacy competition in Canada where students K-12 compete for more than 100 prizes worth a total $40,000!

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners enjoy invasive species battles, gunfire and West Coast delicacies

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Student uses an atlatl to launch a dart

Kids

A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Kids

Class trip winners meet famous inventor’s great-grandson

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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

Auroras from space

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Science & Tech

Cartographier les sentiers du peuple Van Tat Gwich’in

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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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Wildlife

VIDEO: Famous Canada lynx spotted again

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Musical moose plays wind chimes

Who doesn't love a little moose-ical interlude?

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Newfoundland ‘bar for birds’ welcomes new patrons

A YouTube livestream broadcasts the antics of the birds to an adoring global audience

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

Live Net Zero Rules and Regulations

Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)