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Hans Island accord: Making history at 50 Sussex

The location for the signing — the Ottawa headquarters of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society — was perfect for the purpose

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Canada, Denmark end 50-year “Whiskey War” over Hans Island

Historic accord creates a new land border between Canada and Denmark on the tiny Arctic island and the world’s longest maritime boundary

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RCGS launches 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex

Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen

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Mark Kristmanson and John Geiger cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex

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50 Sussex Drive officially opens to the public with two new exhibitions

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society play host to a National Capital Commission exhibition and a new work by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier 

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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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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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Video: Aerial views of 50 Sussex

Get a bird’s-eye view of the iconic new home of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and its capital surroundings 

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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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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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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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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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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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Virtually exploring Fort Conger

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

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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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Canada Science and Technology Museum

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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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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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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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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 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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Photo: Paul Colangelo

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

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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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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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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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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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