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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

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

A bust of Louis Riel sits outside Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in the Winnipeg neighbourhood of Saint Boniface. (Photo: Cal Hills)

Photo: Cal Hills
One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel
Assassin's Creed Odyssey landscape

A scene from the made-in-Canada video game Assassin's Creed Oydssey, which showcases the detail with which the landscape was recreated using real-world maps. (Image: Ubisoft Québec)

Image: Ubisoft Québec
Maps have long played a critical role in video games, whether as the main user interface, a reference guide, or both. As games become more sophisticated, so too does the cartography that underpins them. 
Dr. Andrea McCrady smiles in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill

Dr. Andrea McCrady near the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, where she’ll continue her role as dominion carillonneur amid extensive renovations. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Canada’s dominion carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, on making sure the bells of the Peace Tower continue to ring during the decade-long renovation of Parliament’s Centre Block
A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

2019 North American Rolex Scholar Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian to hold the scholarship, dives at night near Catalina Island off the coast of California while working with the Pennington Marine Science Center. (Photo: Shaun Wolfe)

Photo: Shaun Wolfe
Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
Two people watch a video at the UNCEDED exhibit

Guests watch one of the multimedia presentations as part of UNCEDED: Voices of the Land. (Photo: Dexter McMillan/Can Geo)

Photo: Dexter McMillan/Can Geo
UNCEDED: Voices of the Land features 18 of North America’s foremost Indigenous architects and designers
The lizard-inspired Canadian innovation that pulls drinking water out of thin air

A rendering of AWN Nanotech’s atmospheric water generator (left), which harnesses a water-condensing material that biomimics the abilities of species such as thorny devil lizards (right). (Photos: AWN Nanotech; Bäras/Wikimedia Commons)

Photos: (left) AWN Nanotech; (right) Bäras/Wikimedia Commons
And it was inspired by a lizard
Simon Jackson of Ghost Bear Institute and Spirit Bear Youth Coalition

Simon Jackson in 2018. When he was 13, Jackson founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to raise global awareness of the rare bear and threats to its rainforest home. (Photo: Jill Cooper)

Photo: Jill Cooper
A new children’s book from Kids Can Press tells the story of Vancouver native Simon Jackson’s efforts to raise global awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest
Canadian food designer Amanda Huynh shows off a piece of her exhibit, Diasporic Dumplings.

Canadian food designer Amanda Huynh shows off a piece of her exhibit, Diasporic Dumplings. (Photo: Dexter McMillan/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dexter McMillan/Canadian Geographic
Currently in Ottawa, the “Edible Futures” exhibit explores the future of food production and consumption through art
Woodcut of Pierre-Esprit Radisson next to cover of Mark Bourrie's book "Bush Runner"

Images courtesy Biblioasis

Images courtesy Biblioasis
In his new book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Mark Bourrie examines the larger-than-life legacy of the French-Canadian fur trader 
Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture

Inuit artist Bart Hanna (in yellow tie) talks about his sculpture Sedna, which he unveiled during a ceremony on Parliament Hill on April 8, 2019, as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory. (Photo: House of Commons)

Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture
An interview with Inuit artist Bart Hanna, whose sculpture of the Inuit sea goddess has been unveiled on Parliament Hill as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory
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