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conservation

More than 10,000 people visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair each year.

Environment

Meet five young scientists taking on major environmental issues

These finalists in the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair prove the future is in good hands

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Inuit

oceans

Clare with starfish on beach

Environment

Q&A: Ottawa’s Clare Stone on her journey to becoming an ocean conservation leader

Stone was one of the 160 young Canadians selected for the 2020 Ocean Bridge program, a program that empowers young professionals to serve their community through the lens of ocean and waterway conservation

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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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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Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jay Matsushiba

“The Edge of the World” became a meeting place, where the edges of my world collided with another

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Ocean microplastic in hands

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Vanessa Fladmark

T’aalan Stl’ang: The beach that has everything

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Wildlife

Science & Tech

indigenous

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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People & Culture

“This is where our heart is”

Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 

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Howe Sound: Erik Ringsmuth

Mapping

Ocean Week: Howe Sound community creates interactive map protecting ecological, economic and cultural values

The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem

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Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Environment

Interview: Lessons from Indigenous Peoples on climate change

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change

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Sandy Ward stands on a mountain

People & Culture

Reclaiming Indigenous matriarchy with Sandy Ward

The latest in our Colour the Trail series

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Environment

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Indspire, award winners, Indigenous

People & Culture

2018 Indspire Awards honour Indigenous excellence

A look at the winners of the 25th annual awards

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A group from the Selkirk First Nation catches a salmon in a net.

People & Culture

Five potential solutions to food insecurity in Canada’s North

Here are a few of the ways community-led projects, government programs and other organizations are helping to feed northern populations

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Maatalii Okalik

People & Culture

Q&A with Maatalii Okalik

The president of the National Inuit Youth Council talks climate change, women's issues and Inuit culture

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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Climber makes wide step over crevasse

People & Culture

Indigenous climbing with Cassie Ayoungman

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

People & Culture

How an Ottawa photographer helps bring Canada’s pastime to the North

Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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Canadian Geographic national finalists

Kids

Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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A cougar sits in a tree

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

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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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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People & Culture

Our Country: Clara Hughes

The Olympic medallist and mental-health-awareness champion shares her memories of inspiration in northern Labrador’s Torngat Mountains

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People & Culture

Summer camps are cancelled due to COVID-19, but getting kids out in nature still important, advocates say

The loss of their summer camp experience this year will be hard for some kids, but parents can help by encouraging outdoor play time

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Governor General David Johnston awards Arctic Inspiration Prize to one of the 2015 laureates, Better Hearing in Education for Northern Youth

People & Culture

Arctic Inspiration Prize awards $1.5 million to improve Northern communities

Three programs dedicated to advancing the quality of life in Canada’s northern communities received a much-needed funding boost on January 27 through the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize.

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People & Culture

Q&A with winners of Arctic Inspiration Prize

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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

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society receives a royal gift

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People & Culture

Halifax group gives heritage home new life

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Nathalie Lasselin, RCGS Fellows, diving, exploration

People & Culture

Six more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From putting the “Canada” back in an iconic species’ name to studying a massive iceberg-calving Antarctic iceshelf, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in 2018

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People & Culture

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

10 facts about Elections Canada on its 100th anniversary

Ballots boxes used to be made of metal and voter registrations lists used to be tacked to telephone poles — here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the federal election in Canada. 

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People & Culture

What does an expedition do on hold?

'Come Walk With Us' was funded by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Expedition Program, but is waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to lift before they get started. Here's what they do while they wait. 

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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People & Culture

Growing food security in First Nations communities

Gardeners dig into a history of resilience to feed people during COVID-19

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rcgs awards ceremony

People & Culture

Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Simon Jackson of Ghost Bear Institute and Spirit Bear Youth Coalition

People & Culture

Speaking up for the spirit bears

A new children’s book from Kids Can Press tells the story of Vancouver native Simon Jackson’s efforts to raise global awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

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Map of Canada's Great Trail

People & Culture

The Great Trail nears completion, connecting Canada’s three oceans

Formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail celebrates the country's natural splendour and will be nearly 24,000 kilometres when fully connected by the end of 2017

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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

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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Kids

Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec

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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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Exploration

Pushing limits across Lake Ontario: Mario Rigby on his next adventure

Mario Rigby is embarking on a 20 day kayaking expedition to promote domestic and sustainable travel

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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

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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