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A multination effort to restore the Great Lakes: A watershed moment

Fifty years after the landmark Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, what’s changed?

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Cod moratorium: How Newfoundland’s cod industry disappeared overnight 

A bountiful cod industry is pictured on a 1920s map. Decades later, a moratorium would change everything. 

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Marine protected areas in Canada may not be as protected as we think

Marine protected areas are widely considered to be an effective tool for ocean conservation. But are they living up to their full potential? 

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Choropleth map of Canada showing distribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian population across census divisions

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RCGS releases new map in solidarity with Ukraine

Map shows the distribution of people of Ukrainian descent across Canada, highlighting the deep connection between the two countries

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Contrary connections: Mapping Canada’s rural-urban internet divide

How Canada’s rural-urban internet divide determines which communities can tap into an efficient internet network

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Our land: Mapping Nitassinan

An Innu school board has created a map to pass on intergenerational knowledge to schoolchildren

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Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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Mapping Indigenous languages in Canada

See where 60 languages belonging to 12 language families are being used right now

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Beyond the boundary

How George Dawson’s seminal work for the British North American Boundary Commission did far more than simply mark the 49th parallel

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Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps

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10 maps that made Canada

In A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, Adam Shoalts delves into the fascinating stories behind the people and maps that helped shape a nation  

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Winnipeg Food Atlas

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Exploring the new Winnipeg Food Atlas

The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood

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Nine artworks that reveal the history and perils of exploring Canada’s North

Notable works capture the danger and drama of Arctic exploration

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Vouchercloud's map of the top tourist attraction in every country. Explore a larger version of the map here.

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Every country’s top tourist attraction, mapped

Niagara Falls is Canada's can't-miss attraction, according to TripAdvisor U.K. users

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Interactive map tells weather forecast entirely in emojis

Today's weather: smiley with a chance of umbrellas

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Close up image of the Sam Greer's hand drawn letter and land claim. The claim would have included all of what is now Kits Beach and Kits Point (not Vanier Park).

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How a small, hand-drawn Vancouver map sold at auction for $24,000

Brian Grant Duff from All Nations Stamp and Coin explains the controversial land claim made by Irish settler Sam Greer on what is today known as Kits Beach

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Gatineau Park forest-cover map

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The map that helped preserve Gatineau Park

This colourful forest-cover map, completed in 1974, provided invaluable information for the management of the National Capital Region’s cherished park

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Lancaster Sound map

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Mapping the Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area

Two visions of the landmark proposed marine protected region

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the best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

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The best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

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When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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Six new ways to map the world

In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.

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Samuel de Champlain’s cartographic debt

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France

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Map of Eastern Canada, and Joey Smallwood

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Confederation conflict

How a divisive political battle put Newfoundland on the map

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The National Capital Commission's plan for Ottawa by 2067

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Mapping the future of Canada’s capital

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the National Capital Commission is helping to plan how Ottawa will evolve over the next half-century

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Hands all meeting in centre from all around the world. Skin painted green and blue, pieces of earth.

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10 amazing world maps created by children

Kids from around the world submit hand-drawn maps for International Cartographic Association contest

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Global trading patterns in 2015

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Mesmerizing map lets you visualize the flow of global trade

The global import market was worth $15.6 trillion in 2015. See where goods came from and where they went. 

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Dam break

Construction of the crucial Hogs Back Dam on Ottawa's Rideau Canal almost thwarted engineers

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Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

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Sewage surveillance: How scientists track and identify diseases like COVID-19 before they spread

Sewage testing can be used for early detection of disease

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A map of Toronto that is colour coded based on certain criteria

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The geographer that mapped the cities within the city

Urban geographer Liam McGuire on how he used maps to illustrate growing inequalities in Canadian cities

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COVID-19 vaccine might require compounds from shark liver

Squalene, a compound found in shark liver oil, is a common ingredient used in vaccines to boost the body’s immune response 

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Canadian company creates portable hospital rooms out of shipping containers

The portable hospital rooms made by Hamilton, Ont.-based company, Fero International, may aid in the frontline response to COVID-19

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Emergency services using precise three-word locator system

What3Words app gives 3m squares an identifying series of words, across the world

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Researchers uncover flaws in studies linking COVID-19 mortality to air pollution

Two Canadian researchers studied the studies to see if the science was sound

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Iconic rock

While its pyramid peak is almost instantly recognizable, Mount Assiniboine is also an excellent example of the general characteristics of all Canadian mountains

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Seismic trackers record 50 per cent drop in noise during COVID-19

Scientists are calling it the 'anthropause'

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‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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Mapping Canada’s mask-mandatory businesses

Industrial engineer Cheryl White uses visual problem-solving and team engagement techniques in her day job. Now she’s using them to crowdsource a national mapping project.

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In their own words: an interactive map shares the stories of Sixties Scoop survivors

After years of work, the Sixties Scoop Network has launched their interactive mapping platform In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora.

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Mapping the threat status of wild Atlantic salmon

Groups protecting Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on Canada’s East Coast have a new view of the problems facing the prized species

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How Canadian cities are adapting to COVID-19

Six urban planning experts share their views on municipal actions during COVID-19

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Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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How Canada’s zoos are adapting to COVID-19 realities

Animal care, public education continue to be top priorities in spite of major revenue losses

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Conservation efforts mostly halted during COVID-19 pandemic

Organizations say it’s too early to determine long-term effects

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Opinion: Nature didn’t drop this bomb. We dropped it on nature

The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 

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COVID-19 will delay arrival of migrant workers, cause problems in supply chain

Only about 50 per cent of asparagus crops will be harvested this year due to delays in migrant workers arriving 

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Keep calm and tulip on: Canadian Tulip Festival goes virtual during COVID-19

Although much of the live festival programming has been cancelled due to the pandemic, flower fans will still be able to celebrate online

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From air pollution to wildlife sightings: How COVID-19 is changing our world

The pandemic has already had a dramatic impact on the economy and environment, and may even offer clues as to how to more effectively address climate change

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7 ways Canadians are contributing to the fight against COVID-19

Vaccines, treatments and virus mapping are all underway

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Inuit communities consulted in plans for low-impact Arctic shipping routes

Changes were recommended for environmental and community benefits, ship safety

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Q&A: Tom Koch on disease mapping and medical geography

‘Maps aren't magic,’ says University of British Columbia prof — but during disease outbreaks, they can help us sort good information from bad

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Researchers are using AI to track gentrification across Ottawa

Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 

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Celebrating 60 years of the St. Lawrence Seaway

North America’s marine superhighway has weathered six decades of shifting international and domestic politics, trade breakdowns and new alliances, booms and recessions 

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The map that guided Canada’s D-Day clash

Marking the 75th anniversary of the Juno Beach landings

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Map of Segezha, northwestern Russia

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Canada’s first cold war

How Canadians went from fighting Germans in Europe to battling Bolsheviks in Russia after the First World War

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Mapping the Ottawa River, ‘the original Trans-Canada Highway’

The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 

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Mapping Canada’s intact forests

Species richness in Canada’s remaining intact forests

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The Inuit map that helped a Canadian naturalist unravel an ornithological mystery

In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map

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How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration

As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

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A cartographic historian on the fascinating world of ancient maps and sea monsters

Chet Van Duzer, a cartographic historian and the author of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps analyses Paolo Forlani's 1560 world map – the first known instance of the name "Canada" appearing on a printed map

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Canada’s Indigenous lands added to Google Maps, Google Earth

A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands

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Mapping Canada’s food-borne illnesses

Information from Canada’s 2016 food safety report card shows the incidence of four illnesses

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View of world's shipping routes

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Map lets you visualize shipping traffic around the world

Interactive data visualization illustrates the incredible number of ships criss-crossing the world's oceans at any given time

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Pond Inlet in August

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Interactive map shines light on Baffin Island’s nine communities

Explore how people live on Canada’s largest island, known in Inuktitut as ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, or Qikiqtaaluk

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Envoyez-nous votre choix pour la carte des grandes chansons canadiennes

Aidez-nous à remplir la carte avec des chansons sur le Canada avant le 150e anniversaire du pays

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Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative map

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Mapping the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

Explore the protected and conservation lands that make Y2Y so impressive

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The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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Interactive map lets you listen to live radio from anywhere in the world

Radio Garden can tune in to different stations, spanning history, geography and cultures

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