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From Canada’s early First Nations and Inuit cultures to European exploration, Confederation, women’s suffrage, wartime and beyond.

Everest by sunrise

Everest's North Face in evening light, with the Northeast Ridge climbing up the left-hand side. (Photo: Ralf Dujmovits)

Photo: Ralf Dujmovits
A century after a Canadian was instrumental in charting the world's highest peak, a fellow Canadian reflects on the magnetism of Everest
A Black and white photo of a sign that says "welcome home to Canada" on a brick building

A sign welcomes arrivals at the Pier 21 dockside in 1950. Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)

Photo: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 (DI2013.839.32)
Canada’s last active seaport immigration shed closed 50 years ago — a look back at Pier 21
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, an oil-on-canvas depiction of the legendary ship by William E. deGarthe circa 1956.

The symbolism of the iconic Canadian fishing and racing schooner Bluenose may be as relevant today as it was 100 years ago when the ship first hit the water
A painted portrait of a ship on the ocean waves

The Bluenose Wing ‘n Wing, une représentation pétrolière sur toile du navire légendaire de William E. Degarthe Cirpa 1956.

Le symbolisme du Bluenose, l’emblématique goélette canadienne de pêche et de course, est peut-être tout aussi pertinent aujourd’hui qu’il y a 100 ans, lorsque le navire a touché l’eau pour la première fois
A topographical map of the Canadian Rockies from the early 1900's
A French-born Canadian changed the world of mapping by photographing the Rockies
Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues
Nova et accurata Poli Arctici has compass roses, an illustrated cartouche cleverly hiding the then unknown northwest coast of North America and a signature plate with one of the earliest depictions of a polar bear on a map.
A 17th-century circumpolar map shows the early days of Arctic exploration
Allenby: Making of the Modern Middle East by C. Brad Faught

Historian C. Brad Faught's new book brings clarity to Edmund Allenby's decisive impact on British imperial policy in today's Middle East. (Photo: Courtesy of C. Brad Faught; Book cover: Courtesy of I.B. Tauris)

Allenby: Making of the Modern Middle East by C. Brad Faught
Insights from historian C. Brad Faught's new book on Edmund Allenby, the principal British military figure in the Middle East during the First World War.
Author Emma Donoghue’s novel about the 1918 pandemic offers up many parallels to our 2020 pandemic experience
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology
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