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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

Remembering author and environmentalist Graeme Gibson

Graeme Gibson (left) with partner Margaret Atwood and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger in 2015, when the couple received RCGS Gold Medals for their literary and conservation-related accomplishments. (Photo: Matt Zambonin/Can Geo)

Photo: Matt Zambonin/Can Geo
The acclaimed writer, conservationist, avid birdwatcher and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow died today in Toronto at age 85 
Yannick Bisson illustration by Micaela Blondin
Illustration: Micaela Blondin/Canadian Geographic
How a magical spot in Ontario’s Kawartha region captured the CBC star’s heart
Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador
Anne Innis Dagg feeding a giraffe at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo in 2015

Anne Innis Dagg visiting Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo in 2015. The zoo was where she first saw giraffes as a child, sparking a lifelong love of the species and an extraordinary career. (Photo: Elaisa Vargas)

Photo: Elaisa Vargas
The Canadian woman who was first in the world to study giraffes in the wild — and is still considered one of the planet’s foremost experts on the species — is only now getting her due
John Geiger, Brian May, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Wendy Cecil backstage at the Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2019

Legendary rocker Brian May, second from left, received The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Lawrence J. Burpee medal on July 28 in Toronto. Pictured with May, from left, are RCGS CEO John Geiger, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and RCGS Vice-President Wendy Cecil. (Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic
The rock legend, space scientist and author honoured for outstanding contributions to cultural and physical geography
Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic. (Photo: Lynn Moorman)

Photo courtesy Scott Forsyth
The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers
Coral Restoration Foundation nursery

A diver checks on a coral "tree" in one of the Coral Restoration Foundation's nurseries in the Florida Keys (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Coral Restoration Foundation nursery
2019 North American Rolex scholar Neha Acharya-Patel shares insights from her work (and that of other Canadians) in assisting the Florida-based Coral Restoration Foundation to rebuild beleaguered reefs
Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong snapped this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. (Image: NASA)

Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing
Legendary Canadian underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis reflects on his friendship with astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing
a beadwork of portrait of Louis Riel in the July/August 2019 issue

A beadwork portrait of Louis Riel by artist Krista Leddy opens a feature story on the Métis leader in Canadian Geographic's July/August 2019 issue.

Photo: Krista Leddy/Canadian Geographic
Artist Krista Leddy offers a peek into her studio as she creates a portrait of Louis Riel out of thousands of glass beads
Canadian Geographic, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Recycling Council of Ontario have joined forces to reimagine the recycling revolution with the new 10,000 Changes program
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