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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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Travel

Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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Travel

War of 1812 tours

Blast to the past with a suite of historical tours

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Travel

Baby it’s cold outside: Staying warm while standing still, football in January edition

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Travel

Gear Review: Stay warm in winter without sacrificing style

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Travel

Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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History

Science & Tech

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Ex Coelis mountain Alberta

Mapping

Our home and grateful land

An interactive mapping project compiles the nation’s geographic memorials to Canada’s role in global conflicts

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Viveka Melki

People & Culture

Q&A: Filmmaker Viveka Melki on war and the healing power of storytelling

"The point of all this is to make history intimate" 

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History

“That never happened:” Film reveals the hidden history of Canada’s First World War internment operations

Between 1914 and 1920, some 5,000 ethnic Ukrainians were imprisoned in Canadian internment camps. A new documentary tells their stories. 

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A tribute placed at the Vimy Memorial

Travel

The next 100 years

Now that a century has passed since the end of the First World War, is it inevitable that efforts to remember the events of the war will start to fade?

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The HMCS Haida docked in Hamilton, Ontario

History

Honouring “Canada’s fightingest ship”

Why HMCS Haida became the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Articles

Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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First World War

People & Culture

Mapping

Wildlife

A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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Wildlife

Study finds moose are on the move as the north warms

Moose appear to be moving north because vegetation is growing taller in the tundra

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The blackpoll warbler. (Photo: Vermont Center for EcoStudies)

Wildlife

The “fly-or-die” migration of the blackpoll warbler

Meet the blackpoll warbler, the unassuming songbird that makes what may be the longest overwater migration of any land bird.

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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Gear Review: Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown

With powerful warmth and a pretty profile, the Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown may just be the perfect winter coat for the average Canadian

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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A camp quilt and a sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear’s Hotbed line

Can Geo staff test out a cold-weather sleeping bag and camp quilt 

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The MEC Stride Jacket.

Travel

Winter activewear essentials

Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

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Women's Full Swing Cryder Jacket

Travel

The only jacket you need for outdoor work

Flexible, comfortable and durable, Carhartt’s Cryder Jacket fits its niche well

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Travel

Weekend warriors

Re-enactments set storytelling and historical accuracy to a backdrop of pyrotechnics

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Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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Travel

Warm running tights, gloves to keep you active through winter

Stay warm and fast with these toasty winter running tights and smartphone-capable gloves

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Travel

Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Travel

Gear Blog Anniversary: Standout gear for women

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Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

Can Geo photographer and cycling tour operator David Trattles puts the lightweight sleeping bag to the test

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Travel

Warm, waterproof and breathable: Columbia’s new insulated jacket impresses

Senior editor Harry Wilson tries out Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

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History

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter

Tracing the history of the United Nations with a map, produced for schools in 1947 to commemorate the momentous coming together of the planet for a greater good

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Exploration

Last icy stand: Scaling Mount Logan

Four researchers team up to ascend Mount Logan, measuring change and resilience on Canada’s highest peak

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Exploration

Gina Moseley, ice cave explorer

The geologist spoke to Can Geo about exploring the secrets of the Arctic, one cave at a time

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Cavers squeeze through a narrow passage inside Bisaro Anima cave

Exploration

How Canada’s deepest cave, Bisaro Anima, got its name

Taking a cue from nearby Mount Bisaro, the cave and its passages pay tribute to Canada’s fallen soldiers

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Places

Canada, Denmark end 50-year “Whiskey War” over Hans Island

Historic accord creates a new land border between Canada and Denmark on the tiny Arctic island and the world’s longest maritime boundary

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Animals in War Dedication

History

Photo Essay: First World War sites in Ottawa

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History

English Warbow making waves in Canada

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History

Students explore the historical geography of St. John’s Ward

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Grand Sicilian vistas were part of the commemorative tour

History

Retracing the steps of soldiers

The story of a pilgrimage to Sicily 70 years after Operation Husky

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Untitled Vietnam photo

History

The representation of war shown in Toronto photo exhibit

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History

Operation Husky: The Agira Canadian War Cemetery

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Princess Juliana holds Princess Margriet and sits with her family in Ottawa in 1943.

History

The Ottawa maternity ward that became international territory for the birth of a royal

On January 19, 1943, Princess Margriet became the first, and so far the only, royal to have been born in North America.

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Canada Post's new stamp honouring the No. 2 Construction Battalion

History

New stamp honours black Canadian First World War battalion

Stamp honours the No. 2 Construction Battalion, a predominantly Black unit that paved the way for Canadians of all races to serve their country in conflict.

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History

Throwback Thursday: House of Seagram advertisements

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History

Excerpt from The Pull of the Stars

Author Emma Donoghue’s novel about the 1918 pandemic offers up many parallels to our 2020 pandemic experience

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A rocket is launched at the Churchill Rocket Research Centre in an undated photo

History

Three Canadian contributions to the Cold War ‘Space Race’

These innovations helped Canada establish its credentials as a leader in space research and technology

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The Canadian National Vimy Memorial on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

History

Mapping Canadian memorials overseas

Thousands of Canadians have fought and lost their lives overseas — and they haven’t been forgotten

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Science & Tech

How an inventive Canadian experiment is exploring the possible effects of climate change in the Arctic

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Science & Tech

How the ABoVE project is helping NASA gather data on our warming Arctic

To better understand how the North is changing, the 'The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment' combines remote-sensing technology with the expertise of Indigenous hunters and scientists on the ground

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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival employs about 1,000 people, including more than 100 actors

People & Culture

Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival

Festival turns 60; Shakespeare never gets old

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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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wildfire montana bitterroot national forest

Environment

Study warns more forest fires likely in western Canada, U.S.

On May 1, 2016 a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. One year later, researchers predict that wildfires are only going to become more common.

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