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Posts tagged with ‘video’ (236)


Video of the week: grizzly rolls down hill


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, August 28, 2015



Sometimes a bear’s bare necessities include rolling down a hill. At least it does for this particular bear, which triggered a chorus of delighted shrieks and camera clicks as it tumbled down a hill in Denali National Park, Alaska.

Warning: the minute and a half long video, uploaded by YouTube user David Pangborn, may make you want to roll down a hill too.

Have you seen a fun or interesting video recently that you think should be video of the week? Send it to online-editor@canadiangeographic.ca!

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Video of the week: Goose follows truck to water


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, August 21, 2015



Looks like someone made a friend!

Andre Bachman was driving down a gravel road in Alberta when he found a lone wild Canada Goose following his truck. The video above shows Bachman driving away, at which point the goose takes flight alongside the vehicle and follows it all the way to nearby Shining Bank Lake. Once there, Bachman reports that the goose "seems happy and stays."

Do you think the Canada Goose should be Canada's national bird? Did you know that Canada doesn't have a national bird? ...

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Video of the week: Icefields Parkway


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Travel on Friday, July 17, 2015



It’s consistently ranked one of the most scenic drives in the world, and this year marks its 75th anniversary. The Icefields Parkway is a 232 kilometer stretch of road that winds through the Rocky Mountains separating Jasper and Banff. It runs parallel to the continental divide and boasts jaw-ping panoramas of glaciers, high-elevation lakes and jagged peaks, many over 3,300 metres.

Before the mountainous drive—also called Highway 93—was built, early visitors to the area spent weeks making the ...

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Video of the Week: baby raccoon learns to climb


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, July 10, 2015



Never underestimate a mother's love. In this heart-melting video a mother raccoon attempts to teach her kit how to climb a tree in a backyard in the pacific northwest. However, not that we're in any position to judge, but the kit does not appear to be "a natural" at it.

Trees are crucial to raccoons. They make their nests in hollow tree cavities (as well as almost anywhere else including storm sewers and attics) and can climb trees to escape predators. They are one of only a few animals that ...

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Board game cartography


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, July 6, 2015



What's involved with creating a map for a fictional world? In the video above, Ottawa-based cartographer Mark Richardson explains how long it takes, where he gets the data, and how the real world can overlap with the fabricated realities.

By day Richardson is a professional cartographer and graphic designer with the federal government, but by night he runs Green Hat Designs, a freelance cartography company that creates stunning maps for board games.

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