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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

Lord Rees Vice Patron

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Society board Vice-President Wendy Cecil flank Lord Martin Rees as he accepts the role of Vice-Patron. (Photo: Can Geo)

Distinguished cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal since 1995, joins the Society in honorary position
Best Canadian Geographic maps 2019
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2019 issues
Ottawa, deep mapping, gentrification, city

Chris Brackley/Can Geo

Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 
plastic waste reduction map

A map of spots around the world making positive change to reduce plastic waste. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

plastic waste reduction map
Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 
Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv explores the value of our connection to wild animals in his latest book. (Images: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Richard Louv Our Wild Calling
An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs
Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Writer Jenn Thornhill Verma revisits the collapse of Newfoundland and Labrador's cod fishery a quarter century later in her new book. (Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing)

Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys
Mario Rigby

Explorer Mario Rigby at the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic in Ottawa during his 2019 cross-Canada cycling expedition. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo
Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

Miguel Joyal’s statesman-like depiction of Louis Riel at the Manitoba Legislative Building. (Photo: Duncan Hasker/Can Geo)

Photo: Duncan Hasker/Can Geo
A celebration of the real Louis Riel, Métis leader and Manitoba founder, on the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance and the 175th of his birth

The Indigenous language discussion between National Chief Perry Bellegarde (centre) and Wade Davis (right), moderated by Charlene Bearhead, was held last night at 50 Sussex in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The Society hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous languages to mark the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic
One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot
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