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An extraordinary presence: Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II loved Canada. As proof, look no further than what she has bequeathed us: the possibility to keep evolving our system of government.

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Profile in courage: The Canadian man who dove 12 metres into the sea to try and save a friend 

On Sept. 8, 1972, 15-year-old Edward Joseph Duff of St. John’s, N.L., dove into the sea near Torbay in a valiant attempt to save the life of a friend who had fallen in. He managed multiple times to pull her within reach of the rocks, but, unfortunately, was dragged back by the waves each time. 

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Profil de courage : L’homme canadien qui a plongé de 12 mètres dans la mer pour tenter de sauver un ami

Le 8 septembre 1972, Edward Joseph Duff, 15 ans, de St. John’s, N.L., a plongé dans la mer près de Torbay dans une vaillante tentative pour sauver le vie d’un ami qui était tombé dedans. Il a réussi à plusieurs reprises à tirer à portée des rochers, mais, malheureusement, a été ramenée par les vagues à chaque fois. 

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Profile in courage: The Canadian man who saved his brother after a helicopter crash 

Madden Sarver rescued his severely injured brother after their helicopter crashed in a remote mountainous area near Grande Cache, Alta. on Jan. 30, 2009. 

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Profile in courage: The Canadian man who saved a woman from the jaws of a polar bear

William Ayotte risked his life to rescue a woman who was being attacked by a polar bear in Churchill, Man. Grabbing a shovel he hit the bear, distracting it long enough to allow her to escape. The bear then turned on him, attacking him until a neighbour finally scared it away by driving toward it with a truck and blaring his horn on Nov. 1, 2013. 

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Profile in courage: The Canadian coast guard who rescued fishermen stranded in a winter storm

First Officer Leslie Palmer of the Canadian Coast Guard was awarded the Canadian Decoration for Bravery after braving a severe winter storm to rescue two fishermen stranded on the shores of the Grenville Channel, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia on Dec. 27, 2004

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Connie Walker – Surviving St Michael’s

Episode 41

Connie Walker discusses her late father’s experience of abuse as a First Nations child at St Michael’s Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan

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People & Culture

How South Sudanese child soldiers found a new life in Alberta

Episode 39

Former child soldiers who fought in Sudan during Africa’s bloodiest civil war eventually found refuge in Canada — many of them in Brooks, Alta. Anthropologist, author and journalist Carol Berger shares their stories.

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Perry Bellegarde on reconnecting with language and ceremony

Episode 31

The First Nations political leader and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society reflects on his childhood on reserve and his role as an oskâpêwis — a Cree word meaning helper

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Dave Bidini on the West End Phoenix and reviving local news

Episode 30

The Rheostatics frontman, bestselling author and community newspaper publisher shares why hyper-local storytelling matters more now than ever before

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Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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Canadian Decoration for Bravery

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Profil de courage : L’homme canadien qui a sauvé son frère après une accident d’hélicoptère

Madden Sarver a secouru son frère grièvement blessé après leur hélicoptère s’est écrasé dans une région montagneuse éloignée près de Grande Cache. Alberta le 30 janvier 2009.

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Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

People & Culture

Our Country: Peter Mansbridge on his love for the North

The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage

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Behind the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context

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Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg appointed to Order of Canada

Valberg was recognized for her photography and philanthropy raising awareness of Canada’s North

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The International Indigenous Music Summit has gone digital

We caught up with Indigenous filmmaker Sarain Fox to talk Giiwewizh — a series of 16 short films directed and shot in isolation on iPhone 12

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the planting of a heart garden during the closing ceremony of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

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Honouring the 215 precious children found buried at Kamloops Residential School

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A journey through Africadia with George Elliott Clarke

Episode 26

Canada’s former Poet Laureate gives us a tour of the cultural geography of Black Nova Scotia  

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Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

People & Culture

Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon receives Louie Kamookak Medal

Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada

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‘Frick, I Love Nature’: CBC Gem’s newest comedy/nature series you need to see to believe

Hosted by Gordie Lucius, this Edmonton-made series takes viewers on a grand adventure to understand all of nature’s most interesting (and questionable) gifts 

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5 Canadian artists addressing Canada’s increasingly threatened landscapes 

A century after the Group of Seven became famous for an idealized vision of Canadian nature, contemporary artists are incorporating environmental activism into work that highlights Canada’s disappearing landscapes 

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People & Culture

The cod delusion

A moratorium on cod fishing that was supposed to last two years has now lasted 30. What will it take to rebuild cod stocks — and a way of life?

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Chief Perry Bellegarde on the treaty relationship

“For Indigenous Peoples, the treaties are still very much alive”

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A tradition of service

Understanding the Canadian Crown as a uniquely Canadian institution

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The cowboy exclaims: The ballad of an ageing vaquero and his troubled horse, Bunny

The ultimate goal of vaquero horsemanship is to produce a “finished” horse: an exceptionally responsive animal that is a true partner to its rider

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Woman, Watching: The making of a midcentury amateur ornithologist

Called Canada’s Rachel Carson and Canada’s Thoreau, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence spent 50 years studying birds in a remote forest on the Mattawa River. An endlessly curious self-trained amateur, she changed the way we think about birds.

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Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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Enter the 2022 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year competition!

Submit your best wildlife photos for a chance to win cash prizes and see your work published in Canadian Geographic

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Announcing the winners of the 2021 Canadian Photos of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2021

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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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Beloved author and RCGS Fellow Margaret Atwood honoured with a stamp

Canada Post pays tribute to Canlit icon

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People & Culture

Remembering artist Cory Trépanier

The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021

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Chief Perry Bellegarde named Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Bellegarde’s appointment to the Society’s top honorary position is a further acknowledgment of the strong ties between the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations and the Society

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RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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RCGS awards Bernier medal to Arctic painter Cory Trépanier

Trépanier was presented with the medal at the launch of his new book Into the Arctic: Painting Canada’s Changing North

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Northern exposure: Tomson Highway recalls a childhood encounter with the sub-Arctic wind

Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  

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The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography

From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada’s geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

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Illustration of Alex Cuba by Lake Kathlyn, Smithers, B.C.

People & Culture

Our Country: Alex Cuba’s favourite place in Canada

The Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter explains why moving to Smithers, B.C., was the best decision of his life

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Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

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Geographic education award renamed in honour of Gilles Gagnier

The inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education will be presented to an outstanding educator this fall

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In memory of Gilles Gagnier

The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society passed away suddenly at the age of 51

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Can Geo Films documentary Returning Home to premiere at Canadian film festivals

Returning Home is the first feature-length documentary from director Sean Stiller and Canadian Geographic Films

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George Elliott Clarke finds Africadian inspiration in Three Mile Plains, N.S.

The award-winning poet reflects on the power of place to heal intergenerational wounds

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Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

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Salma Lakhani, Alberta’s first Muslim Lieutenant Governor, on building a more inclusive Canada

One year into her term as Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani reflects on her journey so far and her hopes for her province and country

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Catherine McKenna named an Honorary Fellow of the RCGS

The former federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change was recognized for her public service and commitment to environmental conservation

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awards two Kamookak Medals

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known

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A woman dressed in fishing gear and a blue-green coat holds a fishing rod over her shoulders in a river

People & Culture

Colour the Trails: Taking up space with Demiesha Dennis

Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

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Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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Into the Arctic: The paintings of Cory Trépanier

Canadian painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier explores the sublime and rapidly changing Canadian Arctic

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Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General.

People & Culture

Mary Simon appointed Governor General of Canada

Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to assume the role

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Reflecting on Canada Day

Reimagine Canada Day will give Ottawa residents the chance to reflect, learn — and reimagine — following the discovery in the past month of hundreds of children's bodies on the former sites of residential schools

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Interview: Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter talks about his latest collaboration

The painter and graphic designer discusses his roots, his craft — and his new collection of artisan canoe paddles

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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

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Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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Picture this! #ShotOnNikon Photo Contest winners

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

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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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In a Snap: May/June 2021

Handpicked shots of Canada's beauty from our Can Geo photo community on Instagram

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Filsan Abdiaman, a black woman, runs through a rockey valley of pink wildflowers.

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Running into yourself with Filsan Abdiaman

Part of our Colour the Trails series.

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Trudeau and the Trebeks

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Trudeau, Trebek and a Rear-Admiral: the Royal Canadian Geographical Society bolsters its Fellowship with three incredible leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jean Trebek and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson join the organization as Honorary Fellows

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Matt LeMay is Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence

The new program affirms CanGeo's commitment to visual storytelling, supporting big ideas on the big screen

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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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First all-women team makes successful summit of Mount Lucania

It was the third attempt at Canada’s third highest peak for the RCGS-funded team

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on “The Apollo Murders,” his thrilling novel of the Space Race

Episode 21

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses how his own experiences in space informed his first novel, a classic Cold War-era spy thriller 

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How Marie Wilson will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Episode 22

For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day

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