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Few winter boots protect wearers from slipping on ice, say researchers

Study tests and ranks the best winter boots on wet and dry ice

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Travel

Winter wonderland in Ottawa

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Travel

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

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Wildlife

The buzz on bee declines this past winter

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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

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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People & Culture

Cold calling: 10 wonderfully wintry images from Can Geo’s Photo Club

The air up here might hurt your face, but the views are worth it 

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Environment

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Wildlife

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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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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Wildlife

Walrus watching, sleepy bats and lost petrels

Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce

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A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

People & Culture

For the love of pronghorns

The story of a biologist’s lifelong study of an endangered species — and its future

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Kids

Animal Facts: Snowy owl

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Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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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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Travel

Three unique cold-weather activities to try in Charlevoix

Beat the blues this winter with a fun, off-beat vacation in Quebec's Charlevoix region

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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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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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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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Wildlife

Into the wintry kingdom of the Canada lynx

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

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Pascale Marceau and Lonnie Dupre on a previous expedition in Alaska

Exploration

Duo changes tack after conditions end Lucania climb attempt

Crevasses and the landing location near Mount Lucania force Lonnie Dupre and Pascale Marceau to set their sights on Mount Steele, Canada’s fifth-highest peak

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Travel

Seven tips for cold weather photography

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg is no stranger to shooting in extreme temperatures. Here, she shares advice for taking great photos in the cold.

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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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Satellite image of Antarctica Weddell Sea with sea ice and extra-tropical cyclones from September 25, 2017

Environment

A huge hole in Antarctica’s sea ice could offer insight into climate change

Researchers say the naturally occurring ice-free area, called a polynya, is a rare opportunity to study heat transfer between the ocean and atmopshere in the southern polar region

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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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Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

Travel

Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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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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Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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People & Culture

Winter running with Ray Zahab

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People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Expeditions, RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Six amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to in summer 2019

From pulling drinking water out of desert air to riding with eagle hunters in Mongolia, see what just a few of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s more than 1,000 Fellows have been working on lately

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Bernard Voyer peers into a tent during his successful summit of Mount Everest in 1999

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Bernard Voyer

Where there’s snow, he’ll go

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People & Culture

Day in the life of a reindeer herder

Meet Lloyd Binder, general manager of Canada's only reindeer herd

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People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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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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Science & Tech

Street-level solutions

An underground Toronto lab is trying to make it easier for us to get around town

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L’équipe de 2014-2015 de la base antarctique Concordia

Science & Tech

How Antarctic isolation affects the mind

Canadian psychologist Peter Suedfeld is studying stress in the world's harshest environment

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Science & Tech

13+ things you didn’t know about energy

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada?

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Travel

Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Mapping

Mapping an unprecedented El Niño winter

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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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Wildlife

Steroids: the arctic ground squirrel’s secret to surviving winter

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Travel

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

Snowy Manitoba gives a warm welcome to spring

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Travel

All on Snow!

Countdown to the Canmore Winter Meltdown

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Wildlife

Moonlight drives zooplankton migration in Arctic winter

A new study finds even in the dead of winter, zooplankton flee the light of the moon.

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Wildlife

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet

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Wildlife

Qamanirjuaq caribou are adapting to earlier spring, but that might not stop their decline

A key barren-ground caribou herd is adapting to changes in food availability caused by climate change, says new research from the University of Alberta

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Travel

A guide to Virginia’s best beer, wine and cider festivals

Savour the state's craft beer, wine, hard cider and spirits at the top festivals this fall and winter

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Travel

Winter Waterfowl Viewing at LaSalle Park

Bundle up for some of Ontario’s best seasonal birding

Travel

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Travel

Gear Blog Anniversary: Standout gear for women

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Travel

Slip sliding away

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a chiller thriller for skiers of all stripes

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Travel

Winterstart Is Coming

In the heart of Canada's first national park, a seasonal celebration

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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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Environment

A Life of Extremes – The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker

In an excerpt from his new book, A Life of Extremes: The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker, filmmaker Max Quinn offers unique insight to some of the most beautiful and extreme places on earth

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Bow Lake area near the Icefields Parkway in Alberta

Travel

Canada’s bucket-list

Robin Esrock gives his list of favourite spring activities

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Travel

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

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2017 editors' favourite gear

Travel

Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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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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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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Travel

From Sweden with love: What the rest of the world is bringing to the Canadian gear scene

Canadian brands like Canada Goose, Baffin and Arcteryx are names that we’ve come to trust, but sometimes we forget that we aren’t the only ones who face harsh temperatures and conditions.

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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Travel

Water over rocks

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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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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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