About "People & Culture"

The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

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
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, la Société géographique royale du Canada et le conseil de recyclage de l’Ontario se sont unis pour imaginer la prochaine étape de la révolution Réduire, Réutiliser, Recycler : l’initiative 10 000 changements
former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

A former archaeological site in Nova Scotia is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features it once contained. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders. (Photo: Matthew Betts)

Photo: Matthew Betts
As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose
Greg Nolan Williston Lake BC

Greg Nolan (left) huddles under a makeshift tent on the remote west side of Williston Lake in northern British Columbia. The image was taken in June 1984, shortly after Nolan and his colleagues were stranded on the mountainside by their helicopter pilot after access had been cut off by a landslide. (Photo: Greg Nolan)

Photo: Greg Nolan
In his new book, Highballer: True Tales from a Treeplanting Life, Greg Nolan recounts his rollicking, rewarding and often risky career as a tree planter in British Columbia and Alberta. 
Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

A bust of Louis Riel sits outside Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum in the Winnipeg neighbourhood of Saint Boniface. (Photo: Cal Hills)

Photo: Cal Hills
One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel
Assassin's Creed Odyssey landscape

A scene from the made-in-Canada video game Assassin's Creed Oydssey, which showcases the detail with which the landscape was recreated using real-world maps. (Image: Ubisoft Québec)

Image: Ubisoft Québec
Maps have long played a critical role in video games, whether as the main user interface, a reference guide, or both. As games become more sophisticated, so too does the cartography that underpins them. 
Dr. Andrea McCrady smiles in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill

Dr. Andrea McCrady near the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, where she’ll continue her role as dominion carillonneur amid extensive renovations. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Canada’s dominion carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady, on making sure the bells of the Peace Tower continue to ring during the decade-long renovation of Parliament’s Centre Block
Subscribe to People & Culture