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A display of northern lights over the northwest passage

A display of northern lights over the Northwest Passage in the Canadian High Arctic. (Photo: Scott Forsyth/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Scott Forsyth/Can Geo Photo Club
In the stillness of an Arctic midwinter night, an old church bell rang out, and I stopped breathing for a few seconds
A tribute placed at the Vimy Memorial

A remembrance tribute placed at the foot of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France ahead of this month’s centennial commemorations of the Armistice that ended the First World War. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

Photo: Stephen Smith/Canadian Geographic
Now that a century has passed since the end of the First World War, is it inevitable that efforts to remember the events of the war will start to fade?
St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and t

St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and two Canadians. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

Photo: Stephen Smith
Roaming First World War sites and cemeteries in northern France and Belgium, Stephen Smith reflects on what time heals — and what it can’t 
Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

A placid view of the fields outlying Walter Allward’s magnificent Vimy Memorial, but this, too, is true: this land and much more here is fenced off from human tread, due to the lingering dangers of undetonated explosives. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

Photo: Stephen Smith
There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone
Vimy centennial park aerial view vimy national historic site

Situated adjacent to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park is intended to be a space for reflection and discussion on the legacy of the decisive First World War battle. (Photo: Pascal Brunet/Vimy Foundation)

Photo: Pascal Brunet/Vimy Foundation
The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

Activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart / Still from Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction, the final documentary from Canadian filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart, is now screening across Canada
Carole Saad, 50 Sussex

Ottawa event maven Carole Saad takes the podium at an event at 50 Sussex as part of her latest role. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Carole Saad, 50 Sussex
Established event designer to promote the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical and Canadian Geographic
RCGS Resolute in Sydney, N.S.

The RCGS Resolute sails toward port in Sydney, N.S. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
One Ocean Expeditions celebrates the recommissioning of RCGS Resolute, the first vessel flagged for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in Cape Breton
RCGS Resolute in Paradise Bay, Antarctica

An artist's rendition of the new RCGS Resolute in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. (Illustration: One Ocean Expeditions)

Illustration: One Ocean Expeditions
Explore the features of the RCGS Resolute, the first vessel to be flagged for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and learn more about the history behind the ship's name
Wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) surrounded by brooding anemones, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Hiding in its den amongst brooding anemones, a wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) peeks out at visitors in Race Rocks Ecological Reserve off Vancouver Island. (Photo: Eli Wolpin)

Photo: Eli Wolpin
A colourful look at the marine biodiversity of Canada’s west coast
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