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A Lil'wat Elder with short grey hair looks just beyond the camera. She is wearing a silver medallion and dark clothes. In the background is a bookcase.

People & Culture

Languages of the Land: Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams on nsnek̓wnúk̓wa7, family, community

In the eighth part of the “Languages of the Land” digital series, the Lil’wat Professor Emerita of Indigenous Education, Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria speaks to Canadian Geographic about community relationships, language and responsibility. 

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People & Culture

De grandes attentes : le roi Charles III et son engagement envers les peuples autochtones

Le roi Charles III a montré qu’il était prêt à écouter les peuples autochtones – et à apprendre d’eux

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People & Culture

Great expectations: King Charles III and his commitment to Indigenous Peoples

King Charles III has shown that he is prepared to listen to — and learn from — Indigenous Peoples

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Une nouvelle ère

La sagesse acquise par le roi Charles III au fil d’une vie extraordinaire de service et de nombreuses visites au Canada guidera ses relations avec le pays dans les jours et les années à venir.

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People & Culture

What the reign of King Charles III means for Canada

The wisdom King Charles III has gained through an extraordinary lifetime of service and many visits to Canada will guide his relationship with this country in the days and years ahead

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People & Culture

Semer le changement

L’importance d’un petit jardin de Yellowknife pour les relations entre le Canada et le roi Charles III

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RCGS Fellow and naturalist Brian Keating on our natural world

Episode 79

Journey around the planet in this Explore episode with stories and insights from one of Canada’s most well-travelled wilderness adventurers

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People & Culture

Laval St. Germain: Mountains, oceans and the Arctic

Episode 78

The RCGS Fellow and extreme adventurer talks about his epic journeys across the globe from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to the top of Mount Everest

  • 59 minutes

People & Culture

Passing the Mic, Part 3 — The students of Netsilik School, Taloyoak, Nunavut

Episode 77

Inuit youth from Canada’s most northerly community share their stories using their own voices and words

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People & Culture

Passing the Mic, Part 1 — Nunavut’s viral TikTok Mayor Lenny Aqigiaq Panigayak

Episode 75

In the first of three episodes from Taloyoak, podcast host David McGuffin speaks with Mayor Lenny Panigayak, who shares stories about embracing traditional Inuit life, his social media platform, being out on the land and more

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People & Culture

Jeannie Ehaloak: An Inuit survivor of Residential Schools

Episode 67

The former Mayor of Cambridge Bay and Canadian politician speaks about her experience being taken away from her home at four years old and the impact of Residential Schools on the Inuit

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From Jeju to Tofino: Korean chef adds new flavours to Vancouver Island — with a little help from his mother

A mother-son duo’s culinary journey from Korea to Canada’s West Coast

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Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families take on their biggest challenge yet

The Home Improvement Challenge ran concurrently around all other themed challenges and had the potential to have the greatest effect on household emissions

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Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families bring the heat for challenge number three

The eight competing families explore ways to sustainably heat and cool their homes, from heat pumps to smart thermostats to geothermal systems

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Keeping the heat in and the cold out: Live Net Zero families take on home envelope challenge

Canadian Geographic’s eight competing Live Net Zero families found ways to improve their home’s envelope consisting of the structural building, insulation, windows, doors, and air-sealing

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Commuting communities: How eight Canadian families are moving to net zero

In their first national challenge, Canadian Geographic’s eight Live Net Zero families found creative ways to reduce their carbon emissions related to commuting

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero challenge returns for its second year

Eight families are competing in six themed challenges aimed at reducing their household carbon emissions with the hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize

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Aki Kikinomakaywin: “learning on the land”

At the Aki Kikinomakaywin culture camp, Anishinaabe youth weave worldviews together, connecting with their culture and learning to see themselves in the Western sciences

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Layers of meaning: Francine McCarthy on the Anthropocene

The geology professor is a key mover and shaker in what is possibly the biggest geological announcement of our generation, with Ontario’s tiny Crawford Lake being chosen as the global ground zero Earth’s most recent geological time period

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Covenant with mystery: James Cameron’s magic submarine

Dr. Joe MacInnis discusses his relationship with explorer and filmmaker James Cameron as well as how the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER came to be 

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Languages of the land: celebrating National Indigenous Languages Day

Languages represent entire worlds of knowledge and meaning. This Indigenous Languages Day, Chief Perry Bellegarde, Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, introduces a new CanGeo digital series celebrating Indigenous languages from across the lands and waters we call Canada.

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She who holds the canoe: a ceremonial pilgrimage along the Peacemaker’s Trail

Cayuga Elder Norma Jacobs follows the historic path of the Messenger of Peace — an exploration and discovery of the traditional territories, her culture and herself

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Tintamarre: Inside the raucous Acadian parade in Clare, N.S.

The tintamarre showcases the vitality of the Acadian culture  — and some supersized papier-mâché heads

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People & Culture

Our Country: Sergio Navarretta on his favourite spot in Canada

The film director reflects on meteor showers and other magical moments on Lake Simcoe, Ont.

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As the RCAF turns 100, Cyle Daniels begins their own journey with the storied service

 A century after its creation, the RCAF is evolving to create space for Indigenous youth

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People & Culture

Georgian Bay: The mise-en-scène where the modern day scoot evolved over the last century

Indigenous ingenuity shines through in this century-old mode of winter transportation, a marvel of design perfectly suited to the challenges of snowy landscapes, ice, and open water. Behold the scoot.

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Inuit-developed app is helping Indigenous communities harness data to make their own decisions

Named after the Inuktitut word for “sea ice”, the mobile app SIKU is helping hunters, trappers and other land users in the North share environmental information

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People & Culture

Robert Bateman on life, art and mice

At 94, Canada’s venerable naturalist painter reflects on a long career making art and keeping it real

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People & Culture

Laws braided into belts: three Haudenosaunee Wampum Belts you should know

Cayuga Sub-Chief and Faithkeeper Jock Hill on how Wampum Belts came to be — and the knowledge they contain within their strands

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Head for the hills: skiing in the Canadian Prairies

As unexpected as they are unexpectedly popular: welcome to Canada’s prairie ski destinations 

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Our Country: Nick Kypreos

The former NHL-er and hockey analyst recalls Sunday road trips to Niagara Falls, Ont.

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Announcing the winners of the 2023 Canadian Photos of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2023

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People & Culture

Losing track: The importance of passenger rail corridors

What does it mean for Canada if we continue to pull up train tracks? 

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People & Culture

Our Country: Chantal Petitclerc

The Quebec senator and former Paralympian on the joy of skiing in Kananaskis, Alta.

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Un rappel à notre mémoire : souligner le 70e anniversaire de l’armistice de la Guerre de Corée

Le 27 juillet 1953, un armistice a été signé, mettant fin aux effusions de sang de la guerre de Corée – mais pas à la guerre elle-même. Depuis, des questions ont été soulevées quant à la commémoration du conflit au Canada et ailleurs.

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Flipping the switch on household electricity consumption

Canadian Geographic’s eight Live Net Zero families explore ways to cut back on emissions related to electricity 

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People & Culture

Renewed Remembrance: Marking 70 years since the Korean War Armistice

On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed ending the bloodshed of the Korean War — if not the war itself — but questions have since been raised surrounding the conflict’s remembrance in Canada and beyond

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A conversation with RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth

The RCGS Explorer-in-Residence discusses the underwater world of cave diving, the risks involved, pushing boundaries and more 

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People & Culture

Malaysian Chef Alex Chen makes Vancouver’s Michelin List

The Food Network Canada judge discusses how he found his passion for food, the backstory of his restaurant Boulevard and the key to his continued success as one of the country’s top chefs

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Two woman wearing ribbon skirts wade in the shallows, splashing water into a golden spray around them

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Biinaagami: A call to revitalize our waters

Announcing a new initiative to connect to and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed

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Michelle Valberg on her career as a wildlife photographer

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence shares her experience getting into the field of wildlife photography, where she finds inspiration and more 

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Excerpt from It Stops Here: Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People

Sundance Chief and a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Rueben George shares the personal account of one man’s confrontation with colonization 

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Excerpt from Where the Falcon Flies: A 3,400 km Odyssey from Lake Erie to the Arctic

Westaway Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts shares a portion of his story from his 3,400 solo journey from Long Point on Lake Erie to Ungava Bay on the Arctic coast

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Team Canada wins silver and bronze at the International Geography Olympiad

Ontario students uphold Canada’s legacy of excellence at annual student competition held in Indonesia

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Sinking in the Far North

Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s greatest journalists, shares the stories behind the stories in his new book, Paper Trails: From the Backwoods to the Front Page, a Life in Stories

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Adam Shoalts is on a mission to photograph every snake species native to Canada

The best-selling author and explorer has already found nine of the 25 snakes, will he find the remaining 16?

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Honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Paul Riopelle

A revered artist, Riopelle considered the Canadian wilderness to be his muse 

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Featured Fellow: Johanna Wagstaffe

The author and meteorologist discusses the need to understand how the world works and how climate change reporting has evolved throughout her career

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Rétablir les faits, pour l’Histoire

Les journalistes autochtones créent des espaces pour enquêter sur les crimes commis dans les pensionnats pour Autochtones, aux prises avec des questions non résolues et une reconnaissance pour laquelle il reste beaucoup de chemin à parcourir.

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Photographing Vancouver Island with Ryan Tidman

Episode 62

Breaking into the business of wildlife photography is no easy task, but Ryan Tidman has experienced great success through his work photographing Vancouver Island’s iconic mammals — bears, sea wolves, marmots and more

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People & Culture

Arctic Awe with Pascale Marceau

Episode 61

The accomplished winter and cold weather explorer discusses her latest High Arctic expedition covering 650 kilometres in seven weeks

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Featured Fellow: Stephen Hui

The Vancouver author and photographer discusses writing, hiking and some of his most memorable experiences on the trails

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People & Culture

Toronto as Community: Fifty Years of Photographs

Toronto-based photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo chronicles Canada’s largest city over 50 years, documenting the daily lives of ordinary citizens through time 

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Our new “century of fire”

Author John Vaillant on his new book Fire Weather — and the toxic relationship between fire and petroleum

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Carrying our culture: New CBC series examines what it means to be Asian Canadian

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, CBC Quebec journalists asked Asian Canadians how they carry their culture

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People & Culture

Ray Zahab – Pushing the limits

Episode 59

The Canadian adventurer discusses his experience battling cancer and traversing across the Paalik Valley in February 

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People & Culture

Carefree backroads: Remembering Gordon Lightfoot

Writer James Little reflects on an encounter he had with the beloved folk music icon — and the question he was burning to ask

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Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis – On top of icebergs and into volcanoes

Episode 57

Set off on some incredible adventures with George Kourounis as we explore icebergs in the North Atlantic, Africa’s most active volcano and more 

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