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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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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

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Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

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Photos: Life in the park at the edge of the world

This is not your average summer job

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Plains bison with their calves in banff national park

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Back where they belong

Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Banff National Park 

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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

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Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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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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The land holds memories

“All the mischiefs humans and the universe are capable of inflicting on an ecosystem have conspired to attack the prairies.” 

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How Gimli, Manitoba, became the world’s biggest Icelandic community outside Iceland

Islendingadagurinn, the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, celebrated its 133rd year in Gimli, Manitoba while recognizing Icelandic culture and heritage 

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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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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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Rum-runners’ island: The fascinating story of Canada’s southernmost point

Prohibition made life in America tough, but Lake Erie’s Middle Island offered respite

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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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Rock, star: the fast life and tragic death of Teacup Rock

Remembering P.E.I’s iconic natural wonder after being washed away by Hurricane Fiona in the fall of 2022

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The discovery of Nova Scotia’s ancient giants

How Cape Breton’s Middle River became an unexpected treasure trove of mastodon fossils

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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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A discovery of colossal proportions: uncovering the ichthyosaur

Almost 30 years ago, paleontologist Elizabeth “Betsy” Nicholls discovered the ichthyosaur, a dolphin-like marine lizard that existed millions of years ago

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Bison uncover centuries-old petroglyphs at Saskatchewan’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Known as “grandfathers” by Wanuskewin Elders, these rock carvings provide a glimpse into the lives of the Indigenous Peoples that lived in the region hundreds of years ago

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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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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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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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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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A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

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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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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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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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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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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

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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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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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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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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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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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dignitaries unveil new wayfinding signage for the great trail at 50 Sussex

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Les édifices historiques d’Ottawa sur la promenade Sussex sont maintenant accessibles grâce au Grand Sentier

22 000 kilomètres du sentier sont réalisés : le reste se développera d’ici la fin de l’année 2017

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dignitaries unveil new wayfinding signage for the great trail at 50 Sussex

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Historic Ottawa addresses on Sussex Drive now accessible via The Great Trail

Some 22,000 kilometres of cross-Canada trail is now complete, with more to come by end of 2017 

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Strong Ties: Canada-Norway connection celebrated at 50 Sussex

The Embassy of Norway has gifted Canada with the first English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diaries, reaffirming a shared polar past and future 

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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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How national parks are helping to conserve species

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Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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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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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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Ivvavik National Park landscape

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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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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 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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Qausuittuq National Park

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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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Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve

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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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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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Virtually exploring Fort Conger

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

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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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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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Aerial photos of Wood Buffalo National Park

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

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Marine protected areas

Interactive map and personal reflection from author Alanna Mitchell

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