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Cette carte de 1871 est la première représentant la province de Manitoba. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151
Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871

This map of Manitoba compiled by A. L. Russell in 1871 depicts the province less than a year after it joined Confederation. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Library and Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, E011198151
A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map
Madagascar spider tortoise

A baby Madagascar spider tortoise, hatched at the Toronto Zoo on May 2, 2020 — the zoo’s first successful reproduction of the critically endangered species. (Photo: The Toronto Zoo)

Photo: The Toronto Zoo
Animal care, public education continue to be top priorities in spite of major revenue losses
The New York Times COVID-19 map

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley says this COVID-19 case map by The New York Times may be an ideal balance of density and intensity in accurately charting the pandemic in the United States. (Map: The New York Times)

Map: The New York Times
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps

This map shows the per capita number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada by regional health authority. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of charting the coronavirus pandemic 
number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority

The number of reported Canadian cases of COVID-19 by regional health authority focusing on the parts of each authority where people actually live. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canadian Geographic’s cartographer explores how media, scientists and citizens are charting the coronavirus pandemic

The Rainbow Bridge is a Canada-U.S. border crossing in Niagara Falls. (Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyssa Malette/Can Geo Photo Club
The 49th parallel has spent more than 200 years as a major part of Canada’s border
Charles Camsell Christmas

A photo from the Liard River Canyon during the expedition that inspired Royal Canadian Geographical Society founder Charles Camsell (second from left) to write a Christmas story that has since been shared with his family for generations. (Photo courtesy of David McGuffin)

(Photo courtesy of David McGuffin)
Nearly 100 years ago, Royal Canadian Geographical Society founder Charles Camsell wrote a Christmas story that has been shared through his family for generations. In honour of the Society’s 90th anniversary, his family shared it with Canadian Geographic to be published for the first time. 

Steam curls out of a fissure in New Zealand’s White Island volcano. The volcano suddenly erupted on Dec. 9, 2019, killing several tourists. (Photo: George Kourounis)

Photo: George Kourounis
In the wake of the sudden deadly eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano this week, explorer George Kourounis looks at why we’re drawn to active volcanoes — and how to explore them safely
Princess Louisa Inlet B.C.

Traditionally named swiwelát for its sunny warmth, Princess Louisa Inlet is a deep fiord located in the ancestral territory of the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. (Photo: Diane Selkirk)

Photo: Diane Selkirk
When a significant portion of B.C.’s Princess Louisa Inlet went up for sale this spring, donors raised the $3 million needed to purchase it in just three months
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