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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

four inuit women stand on the shore showcasing their tattoos

A family of two generations comes together to showcase their traditional tattoos. Left to right: Jacqueline Lafrance, Tammy Omilgoetok, Bessie Pihuak Omilgoetok and Geneviève Lafrance.

Photo: Denise Peterson
Inuit tattoos, or kakiniit, were once banned. Now they are worn with pride.

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo
New program gives a huge boost to the next generation of explorers 

Book cover: courtesy Cory Trepanier/Figure 1 Publishing

Book cover: courtesy Cory Trepanier/Figure 1 Publishing
Canadian painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier explores the sublime and rapidly changing Canadian Arctic
Emily Choy stands in front of artic ice and ocean wearing a yellow lifejacket, alongside three yellow kayaks

RCGS's new Explorer-in-Residence, Emily Choy. (Photo: Courtesy Emily Choy)

Photo: Courtesy Emily Choy
The Arctic researcher has a long association with the Society

Photo: Yann Gbs

Photo: Yann Gbs
Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news
Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

Peter Mansbridge at the Northwest Passage. (Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Can Geo)

Illustration: Jacqui Oakley/Can Geo
The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage
An illustration of a rooftop farm

Illustration: Colin White

Illustration: Colin White
Already gaining steam before the pandemic, interest in urban farming — and hunger for hyper-local food — has soared. A look at three Canadian takes on the urban farming phenomenon
Gurdeep Pandher receives medal from John Geiger RCGS

Gurdeep Pandher (left) receives the Louie Kamookak Medal from RCGS CEO John Geiger (right). (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Can Geo
Pandher celebrated for spreading positivity and showcasing multiculturalism in Canada
Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General.

Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General. She spoke about her new role during the press conference at the Canadian Museum of History. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to assume the role

50 Sussex Heart Garden. (Photo: Ben Powless)

Photo: Ben Powless
Reimagine Canada Day will give Ottawa residents the chance to reflect, learn — and reimagine — following the discovery in the past month of hundreds of children's bodies on the former sites of residential schools
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