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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

plastic waste reduction map

A map of spots around the world making positive change to reduce plastic waste. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

plastic waste reduction map
Showcasing developments and policy changes related to plastic reduction around the world 
Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv explores the value of our connection to wild animals in his latest book. (Images: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Richard Louv Our Wild Calling
An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs
Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Writer Jenn Thornhill Verma revisits the collapse of Newfoundland and Labrador's cod fishery a quarter century later in her new book. (Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing)

Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys
Mario Rigby

Explorer Mario Rigby at the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic in Ottawa during his 2019 cross-Canada cycling expedition. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo
Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

Miguel Joyal’s statesman-like depiction of Louis Riel at the Manitoba Legislative Building. (Photo: Duncan Hasker/Can Geo)

Photo: Duncan Hasker/Can Geo
A celebration of the real Louis Riel, Métis leader and Manitoba founder, on the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance and the 175th of his birth

The Indigenous language discussion between National Chief Perry Bellegarde (centre) and Wade Davis (right), moderated by Charlene Bearhead, was held last night at 50 Sussex in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The Society hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous languages to mark the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Canadian Geographic
One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

Canadian Geographic commissioned this artwork by Métis artist and graphic designer Shaun Vincent (vincentdesign.ca) to represent all Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The piece includes an eagle (representing pride and strength), trees (growth and renewal), a wolf (focus and revival), an Inukshuk (communication and listening) and a mother and daughter (reconciliation and grieving). (Illustration: Shaun Vincent/Canadian Geographic)

Illustration: Shaun Vincent/Canadian Geographic
Multilingualism is at the heart of Canada‘s identity. It’s also a matter of decency and human rights. 
Irene Barbeau speaks to a group of students

Irene Barbeau, a residential school survivor, speaks to 150 students at 50 Sussex in Ottawa about her experiences in the residential school system. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
New project to educate Canadian students on the impact and legacy of the residential school system announced on Orange Shirt Day
Dr. Jane Goodall speaking at 50 Sussex

Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to guests at an evening in support of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. (Photo: Brittany Gawley

Photo: Brittany Gawley
The legendary primatologist expressed her gratitude and happiness the chimpanzee way
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