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Posts tagged with ‘parks’ (26)


Geo Quiz on Canada's National Parks


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Wednesday, July 02, 2014



Kejimkujik Seaside, part of Kejimkujik National Park, N.S. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

School's out, the Canada Day festivities are over and summer's officially arrived! What better way to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful landscapes than venturing into Canada's national parks?

With plenty of hiking trails, camp sites and wildlife viewing, national parks are perfect for exploring. Before you pack a picnic lunch and jump in the car, test your knowledge on the more than 40 national parks across Canada with this month's Geo Quiz.

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Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Nature on Thursday, June 26, 2014



Poplar River, Man., within the proposed Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage site. (Photo: Ron Thiessen, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society)

A boreal forest area in Manitoba with strong First Nations ties is one step closer to being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bear safety tips


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Wildlife on Wednesday, June 25, 2014



Black bear in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region)

Summer is the perfect time for hikers to set out on trails and explore the natural beauty Canada has to offer. But people aren't the only ones who enjoy roaming through the wilderness. Canada's provinces and territories are home to bears foraging for food.

While most bears who hear or smell a human nearby will avoid the unwanted company, hikers should always be prepared for renegade bears that could pose a serious threat.

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Canada's Coolest School Trip winners enjoy invasive species battles, gunfire and West Coast delicacies


Posted by Thomas Hall in Community on Wednesday, June 04, 2014



Canadian Geographic's photo editor Jessica Burtnick (left) takes photos of the Grade 8 class from École Antoine-Roy, winners of Canada's Coolest School Trip, on June 3. (Photo: Thomas Hall)

It was a day of battles, gunfire, food and fun as the Grade 8 students from École Antoine-Roy enjoyed their first full day in British Columbia on Canada's Coolest School Trip.

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Canada's Coolest School Trip begins


Posted by Thomas Hall in Community on Tuesday, June 03, 2014



Grade 8 class from École Antoine-Roy with Parks Canada mascot Parka at the airport in Gaspé, Que. on June 2. (Photo: Jessica Burtnick)

The day began with dipping their fingers in the Atlantic Ocean. Before midnight, they were touching the Pacific.

Two oceans in one day for a group of students from Gaspé, Que., and all because they seized an opportunity and won Canada's Coolest School Trip.

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