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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

This map shows the per capita number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada by regional health authority. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of charting the coronavirus pandemic 

Ski de fond aux Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique à Nuuk en 2016. (Photo : Comité international des Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique)

Photo : Comité international des Jeux d'hiver de l'Arctique
L’année 1970 marquait la naissance des Jeux, créés pour donner aux athlètes nordiques plus d’occasions de s’entraîner et de participer à des compétitions

Cross country skiing at the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland in 2016. (Photo: Lars Weiss/Arctic Winter Games International Committee)

Photo: Lars Weiss/Arctic Winter Games International Committee
Games were started in 1970 to give northern athletes more opportunities for training and competition

Forest fires have left colourful scars on the hills near Dease Lake, B.C. (Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Richard Eckert/Can Geo Photo Club
While planning for seasonal disasters at the same time as a pandemic is tricky, lessons can be applied from one to the other 
number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority

The number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority focusing on the parts of each authority where people actually live. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores how media, scientists and citizens are charting the coronavirus pandemic

The Rainbow Bridge is a Canada-U.S. border crossing in Niagara Falls. (Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club
The 49th parallel has spent more than 200 years as a major part of Canada’s border

Steven Jackson heading to Inuvik on day five of the 6633 Arctic Ultra, a gruelling 617-kilometre footrace from the Yukon to the Northwest Territories. (Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra)

Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra
Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 
How has your life changed because of COVID-19?

The island-studded landscape near Oujé-Bougoumou, Que. (Photo: Christian Fleury/Can Geo)

Photo: Christian Fleury/Can Geo
Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.
HMCS Yellowknife

An exterior shot of the bridge showing twin 50-calibre machine guns during a patrol in the eastern Pacific aboard the HMCS Yellowknife as part of Operation Caribbe in April 2019. (Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic
Canada’s mission as part of Operation Caribbe? Choke off the flow of cocaine and other drugs across the eastern Pacific.
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