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Canadian Geographic Travel: Summer 2015

Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie with a 73.66-centimetre-long walleye caught through the ice on Lake Winnipeg near Matlock, Man., on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo: Javier Frutos)

Travel

Canadian Geographic goes ice fishing

Ice fishing during an extreme cold warning on the wind-whipped south shore of Lake Winnipeg may not sound like a fun time, but editor Aaron Kylie thinks otherwise

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Environment

Environment

A new view of the Lake Winnipeg watershed

How the watershed connects the Prairies and its people

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Articles

Science & Tech

People & Culture

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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Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson Haida Nation Naw Jaada | Octopus Woman, 2017

People & Culture

National billboard exhibition celebrates Indigenous resilience through art

For the next two months, works by 50 Indigenous female artists will be displayed on 174 billboards across Canada

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George Hunter, photographer

People & Culture

Images of 20th-century Canada from the country’s most prolific photographer

George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 

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People & Culture

Manitoba farmer creates intricate Canada 150 corn maze

What better way to celebrate the nation’s sesquentennial than getting lost in a field of corn?

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Foggy lake black and white

People & Culture

Picture this! #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest winners

Showcasing the top shots in the 2021 CanGeo x Nikon #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest 

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Travel

Wildlife

Mapping

Mapping

The geography of the NHL realignment

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winnipeg watershed map

Mapping

The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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Mapping

Mapping Canada’s climate future

The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change

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Mapping

Mapping project aims to make Canada’s trails more accessible

Phase One of Trans Canada Trail accessibility mapping project complete thanks to para athletic power

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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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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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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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a collage of images of Nunavut, including an Inuit child, Aaju Peter, a polar bear, the community of Pond Inlet, Lamech Kadloo, the community of Kugluktuk, ice

People & Culture

Our land, our strength

Reflecting on 20 years of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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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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History

10 surprising facts about communication in Canada

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History

Throwback Thursday – the legacy of J.B. Tyrrell

Looking back at Joseph Burr Tyrrell's contributions to Canada

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History

Manitoba celebrates its 150th anniversary

A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

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History

Le Manitoba célèbre son 150e anniversaire

Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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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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Environment

Nature vs. Disaster

Why preserving the natural eco-system may help lessen the impact of severe storms

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Little Limestone Lake is the world’s largest marl lake

Environment

Colour-changing waters

Manitoba’s marl lake receives special protection

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Unconformity

Unconformity: An interruption between layers of rock, in which the upper layer is much younger (even by more than a billion years) than the lower layer.

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People & Culture

Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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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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People & Culture

Photos: Young family paddles from Edmonton to new home in Montreal

The goal was simply to get home. Except, there was nothing simple about it.

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People & Culture

Coffee News, the tan community paper that became a Canadian curiosity

Exploring the passion of creator Jean Daum with a look behind the scenes

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In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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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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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

Announcing the winners of the 2020 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

In spite of school closures due to COVID-19, classrooms found creative ways to complete the 16 challenges focused on helping students become more energy-conscious

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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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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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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Travel

Mapping the performance of Canadian airlines

Which Canadian airline is most likely to get you to your destination on time?

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Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at night

Travel

Destination: Chicago

Exploring magnificent buildings, museums, top-notch art and nightlife in the Windy City

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Science & Tech

Predicting the storm

How computers are replacing humans to forecast the weather

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Science & Tech

Les rats musqués témoignent de la coopération entre le gouvernement et les autochtones du Nord canadien

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People & Culture

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

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from October

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in October.

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Mapping

Mapping the most expensive places to live in Canada

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People & Culture

Canadians debate best place to skate

Twitter users engage in a friendly battle to determine Canada's best outdoor skating rink.

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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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Mapping

Best Canadian Geographic maps from 2015

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Mapping

Secret meetings held over formation of new province

Federal government ministers have held top-secret meetings for nearly a decade to discuss the merger of Ontario and Manitoba into one “super-province' called Mantario

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