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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

leather sea stars

Two leather sea stars photographed by marine ecologist Chris Harley in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on July 12, 2021, illustrate the impact of the extreme heat wave that hit Western Canada this past summer. The live star on the left was in a shady spot, while the star on the right perished in the direct sun. (Photos: Chris Harley)

(Photos: Chris Harley)
As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

Illustration: Ashley Mackenzie/Can Geo

Illustration: Ashley Mackenzie/Can Geo
An explorer unravels the story of an early 20th century haunting in the isolated foothills of Labrador’s Mealy Mountains
Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier

Canadian Geographic publisher and Royal Canadian Geographical Society COO Gilles Gagnier, 1969-2021

Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier
The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of our parent the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost suddenly at age 51.

Returning Home examines the legacy of residential schools in Canada as well as the decimation of wild Pacific salmon.

Returning Home is the first feature-length documentary from director Sean Stiller and Canadian Geographic Films

The cover of poet George Elliott Clarke’s new memoir, “Where Beauty Survived,” available now.

The award-winning poet reflects on the power of place to heal intergenerational wounds
Dianne Whelan on the Trans Canada Trail

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety following a six-year odyssey of walking, paddling and snowshoeing.

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety. Here, she shares insights from her epic cross-country journey. 
Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. (Photo courtesy the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta)

Photo courtesy the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
One year into her term as Lieutenant Governor, Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani reflects on her journey so far and her hopes for her province and country
Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, is presented the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Louie Kamookak Medal on July 29, 2021, by Society CEO John Geiger, Vice-President Wendy Cecil, Governor Janis Peleshok and Treasurer John Hovland. (Photo: Tom Sandler/Can Geo)

Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal
Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known
Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean
The wolves emerge from the rainforest at dawn. The pack stops to howl on the beach, perhaps to mark their territory. (Photo: Steve Woods)
Photo: Steve Woods
First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest
First Peoples' Interactive Map

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.
The 18-layer First Peoples' map of BC focuses on language, art and heritage 
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