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Nature’s bathtub: British Columbia’s Liard River Hot Springs

Once a stopping point for workers carving out the Alaska Highway, these warm thermal waters are an oasis in northern B.C.

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Remote paradise: The wonder of B.C.’s Triangle Island

Off the northwest tip of Vancouver Island, an isolated speck of “inhospitable” land is home and sanctuary to millions of seabirds

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Wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) surrounded by brooding anemones, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, Vancouver Island, B.C.

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Photos: The parks beneath the sea

A colourful look at the marine biodiversity of Canada’s west coast

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Photos: A voyage through the Northwest Passage

Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg shares images of the Arctic from her time aboard the Canada C3 Expedition 

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Photos: Exploring the Torngat Mountains, a place of spirits

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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Photos: Stratford’s abandoned rail shop

Explore the people and places that make up the Ontario town’s old Grand Trunk Railway

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Tuktoyaktuk community ice house

Carved deep into the permafrost, the 19-room underground freezer preserves food and tradition in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

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Deserts in Canada? A look at some of the country’s most desert-like landscapes

From the Osoyoos Desert in British Columbia to the world’s smallest “desert” in Yukon, here are five unique Canadian landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in another country

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Acknowledging Forillon National Park’s controversial beginnings

The story behind a federal government pledge of $9.8 million to restore and present the heritage houses once owned by Grande-Grave’s expropriated families

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Seeds of change

What a small garden in Yellowknife signifies for Canada’s relationship with King Charles III

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Castleguard Cave recognized as a globally significant Key Biodiversity Area

Thanks to a sightless, translucent creature, Canada’s most famous cave is being recognized for its unique species and harsh ecosystem

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5 reasons to visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Celebrating a century of outdoor entertainment, species diversity and miles of picturesque hiking trails

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Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

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Winnipeg’s Portage and Main: At a crossroads

Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

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Announcing the “What is home” re:Location photo competition winners

As part of our re:Location project, we saw hundreds of entries to our photo competition. Here are the top three.

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Following an extensive renovation, the old downtown Ottawa train station has re-opened as the temporary home of the Senate of Canada. (Photo courtesy Senate of Canada)

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Ottawa landmark gets new life as temporary home for Senate of Canada

Inside the transformation of the old Ottawa train station into the “Red Chamber on Rideau”

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

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Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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Downtown Vancouver looking toward the North Shore Mountains circa 1936.

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Throwback Thursday: Vancouver then and now

A look at how the Canadian Geographical Journal covered Vancouver’s 50th birthday

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Sable Island: It’s for the birds

The majority of bird species sighted on the Atlantic island are “vagrants” far outside their ordinary range 

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Aerial photos of Wood Buffalo National Park

Paul Colangelo takes to the air to capture Canada's largest national park

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Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Guardians of the grasslands

How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem

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Lancaster Sound in the Canadian High Arctic

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Life and death in Lancaster Sound

Blood on ice in the Arctic is not a sign of death, but an affirmation of life itself

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Photos: Inside the Royal Alberta Museum’s mammoth move

The Royal Alberta Museum has officially opened its downtown Edmonton building, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay

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An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

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The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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Virtually exploring Fort Conger

How archeologists are using 3D laser scanners to digitally preserve historic sites

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Our Country: Vinessa Antoine’s favourite place in Canada

The star of CBC’s Diggstown discovers Nova Scotia’s black history

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The Mingan Archipelago: A land shaped by time

Raised from the sea, sculpted by tides and winds, the ever-changing Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve protects colossal monoliths and myriad species 

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

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How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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A photo of Ottawa from orbit

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This is what 50 Sussex looks like from orbit

Canadian NASA astronaut tweets Canada Day greetings with a photo of Ottawa 

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Gwaii Haanas set to expand protected waters

Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates

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Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

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Cinq faits sur le 50 promenade Sussex

Apprenez davantage sur la nouvelle résidence de la Société géographique royale du Canada et le Canadian Geographic

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

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5 facts about 50 Sussex Drive

Get to know the new home of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic

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Canoeing in Nahanni National Park Reserve

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Nááts’ihch’oh and Nahanni national park reserves

A guide to visiting the Northwest Territories National Park Reserves

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National parks beginning to reopen across the country

Not all, but many of Canada's national parks will reopen to some extent on June 1

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Dramatic cliffs in Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve

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Four things to know about Thaidene Nëné, Canada’s newest national park reserve

The park nearly 50 years in the making has officially been established in the Northwest Territories

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Chris Cran’s EXPLORE exhibit opens at 50 Sussex

A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection

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Rouge Urban National Park set to expand by 17 square kilometres

Land that had been part of the park since 2015 will be federally recognized if Senate passes bill C-18  

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Infographic: Canada’s protected areas

Visualize all of the parks, wildlife areas, forest and marine reserves across Canada to compare how much of each province and territory has been protected

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Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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A new home for the RCGS: 50 Sussex

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration

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Une nouvelle résidence pour la SGRC : le 50 promenade Sussex

La Société géographique royale du Canada annonce l’ouverture de son nouveau centre de la Géographie et de l’Exploration du Canada

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Exploring Qausuittuq, Canada’s newest national park

In Canada’s high Arctic, endangered Peary caribou now have a protected home

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Canada could soon have a new national park: Thaidene Nëné

Parks Canada is hosting public presentations across the country to discuss recent progress on the proposed national park reserve

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Help choose Canada’s next world heritage site

Parks Canada is accepting applications for world heritage sites and seeking candidates for an advisory committee tasked with reviewing nominations

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Fundy National Park

A guide to visiting the New Brunswick National Park

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Bruce Peninsula National Park

A guide to visiting the Ontario National Park

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Parks Canada extends free access to national parks

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to plan some adventures in Canada's national parks, now's your chance.On Monday, Parks Canada announced that it will be…

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Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away

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Wi-Fi access being installed in Canada’s national parks

Soon, more than just the birds will be tweeting in Canada’s national parks.Parks Canada has announced that 25 to 50 Wi-Fi access points will be installed at up to 20…

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Montreal among top bike sharing cities

Montreal has learned how to get the most mileage from a pair of wheels. A new study includes the city’s bike sharing system among the top seven in the world. …

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Denise Chisholm, a member of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club, glides along a trail near the facility in April

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Whitehorse’s cross-country ski culture

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski club is winning big

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Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Students working at the Vale Living With Lakes Centre prepare for field sampling

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Mine rehab

Once a notorious sulphur emitter, Sudbury is becoming a world leader in ecological restoration research

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