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The authoritative source for all things geography, wildlife and environment, climate and energy, travel, culture and exploration in Canada, Canadian Geographic has been making Canada better known to Canada and the world since 1930.

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Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier

Canadian Geographic publisher and Royal Canadian Geographical Society COO Gilles Gagnier, 1969-2021

Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier
The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of our parent the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost suddenly at age 51.

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo
New program gives a huge boost to the next generation of explorers 
Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

Gurdeep Pandher (left) receives the Louie Kamookak Medal from RCGS CEO John Geiger (right). (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Can Geo
Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada
A black-and-white photo of a film maker looks through the lens of his camera

This photograph of LeMay was taken while he was filming a day of dogsledding with a group of Métis Nation of Ontario youth near Sunshine, Ont. (Photo: Matt LeMay)

Photo: Courtesy of Matt LeMay
The new program affirms CanGeo's commitment to visual storytelling, supporting big ideas on the big screen

Photo of the Year by Geoffrey Reynaud

Photo of the Year by Geoffrey Reynaud
From thousands of entries, these photos were chosen as the winners of each category by a panel of judges

Photo: Sara Kempner

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

Michelle Valberg captured the typically bustling eastern entrance to Ottawa’s World Exchange Plaza completely empty on April 17, 2020, amidst pandemic-related closures. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
From our favourites to yours, here’s what topped the charts over the last year
New digital storytelling initiative explores the flu vaccine
Forest trail in Ottawa, Ontario

Pine Grove Trail in Ottawa, Ont. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni)

Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni
From time at the cottage to discovering new hiking trails, the summer of 2020 has not gone to waste
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