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Video of the week: baby moose takes its first steps


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Wildlife on Friday, May 22, 2015



What better way to start the weekend than with a newborn moose? On the side of a road in Anchorage, Alaska, a mother moose recently gave birth to twins, and onlookers got to watch the wee ones take their first steps. Correction: try to take their first steps. The one young moose has bit of adorable trouble staying upright.

Ah, moose. When will they stop being awesome (answer: never).

Have you seen a cool video lately? Send it to us at online-editor@canadiangeographic.ca!

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Throwback Thursday: crossing the Northwest Passage


Posted by Michela Rosano in History on Thursday, May 21, 2015



Read the full story from Canadian Geographic's February 1945 issue here.

“On June 23, 1940, the St. Roch left Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning the historic voyage which was to make the 80-ton schooner the first ship to complete the elusive Northwest Passage from west to east.”

So wrote J. Lewis Robinson of Henry Larsen’s start to crossing the passage, the 75th anniversary of which is this year, in the February 1945 issue of Canadian Geographical Journal. In “Conquest of the Northwest Passage by R.C.M.P. Schooner St. Roch” (headline writers at the magazine played ...

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Explore hydro power with new photo competition


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Thursday, May 21, 2015



The Daniel-Johnson dam in Quebec. (Photo: Monica Evenden/CG Photo Club)

Did you know that 60 per cent of Canada's electricity is made from water? Canada is chock full of rivers, and as such hydroelectricity is produced in all provinces/territories except Prince Edward Island and Nunavut. One look at the map below, and it's clear to see that dams are quite common in Canada.

To celebrate hydropower in all its renewable-source-of-energy glory, we've launched a new photo contest: Hydro Power Photo Competition. So what does renewable electricity mean to you? Whether you ...

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Fundy Footpath: the east coast's hidden gem


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Travel on Thursday, May 21, 2015



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I hear the chainsaw before I see it. It comes as a surprise and my eyes meet those of my travel companions—the only humans I’ve seen on this remote east-coast trail over the past few days—but the growling sound is unmistakable and growing louder as we make our way through the forest to its source.

A few minutes and one stream crossing later, we find a familiar face: Alonzo Léger. The retired teacher has been walking back and forth along the entire Fundy Footpath for thirty years, freshening the ...

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Help us choose the July/August 2015 Canadian Geographic cover!


Posted by Paul Politis in Community on Wednesday, May 20, 2015



Help us choose the cover of our upcoming issue of Canadian Geographic

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