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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

Toronto City Council have voted to rename Dundas Street — one of many place name changes in Canada. (Photo: george socka/iStock)

Photo: george socka/iStock
The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces
A cougar sits in a tree

Photo: Delaney Frame

Photo: Delaney Frame
How Canada's cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us
Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

Map: Elections BC

Map: Elections BC
British Columbia joined Confederation 150 years ago. But it almost didn’t happen.
Map of 1871 electoral districts in British Columbia

Carte: Elections BC

Carte: Elections BC
La Colombie-Britannique s’est jointe à la Confédération il y a 150 ans. Mais cela a failli ne pas se produire.
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
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