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From the archives: Putting the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in context

2016-09-29 09:30:00


On September 27, the federal government approved an $11.4-billion liquefied natural gas project on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

New map aims to simplify Toronto's PATH system

2016-09-28 13:00:00


Getting lost in the PATH, the vast and maze-like pedestrian concourse that lies beneath Toronto's downtown core, is practically a rite of passage for visitors and residents alike, but that could soon change. 

A 200-year-old map offers a glimpse at Kingston's military past

2016-09-27 16:15:00


"It contains some good houses, and stores … and all the appendages of an extensive military, and naval establishment, with as much society as can reasonably be expected, in a town so lately created from the 'howling desert.' "

One wonders what Lt. Francis Hall would make of Kingston, Ont., today, 200 years after he penned this blunt assessment of the settlement for his travelogue Travels in Canada, and the United States, in 1816 and 1817.

Six maps that put Canada's downtown cores in context

2016-09-27 13:15:00


Life is complicated. Cities are too. 

In an effort to take a simplified look at Canadian cities, Canadian Geographic has embarked on a multi-part mapping series. The aim is to use the simplicity of consistently scaled maps to tell stories about our nation's major urban areas, focusing first on the downtown cores. 

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear's Hotbed line

2016-09-27 12:30:00


Chilly nights call for some seriously warm gear, especially if you’re out in the bush. Canadian Geographic’s associate editor Michela Rosano and education program coordinator Sara Black try a few products from Mountain Hardwear’s Hotbed line that claim to keep campers toasty warm at night.

Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame 20° Sleeping Bag 

Newfoundland's cod industry poised for a rebound

2016-09-27 10:30:00


For 500 years, European fleets sailed west to fish the cod that crammed Newfoundland’s Grand Banks and other regions of the North Atlantic. Wars were waged and northern nations built on the backs of Gadus morhua, and small communities sprang up all along the Newfoundland coast. But it wasn’t until the 1900s that new fishing techniques and technologies truly transformed the waters.

Exploring Qausuittuq, Canada's newest national park

2016-09-26 19:00:00


In 2015, Qausuittuq (pronounced cow-soo-ee-took, meaning “a place where the sun doesn’t rise”) became Canada’s newest national park. At 11,000 square kilometres, the park comprises almost two thirds of Bathurst Island in the Canadian high Arctic. The park is one of the most challenging to get to, with the nearest access point being the community of Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island, just to the east of Bathurst. In July 2016, three of us took on that challenge.

Mist-shrouded peaks and macchiatos: A summer sojourn in the Alps

2016-09-26 14:30:00


In the French and Italian Alps, you can stay in mountain huts where cappuccino is served and a band plays “Strawberry Fields Forever,” singing in broken English with an Italian accent.

How we chose the Wildlife Photography of the Year winners

2016-09-26 08:00:00


Charles Darwin once said,"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.” After sorting through the thousands of submissions to this year's Wildlife Photography of the Year competition, all of which reflect Canadians' deep respect and admiration for our native species, we'd have to agree. 

Design finalists unveiled for Stanley Cup monument in Ottawa

2016-09-23 14:00:00


The holy grail of hockey, the Stanley Cup, will soon be honoured with a permanent monument in Canada's capital — and Canadians have an opportunity to give feedback on how it will look. 

Eight potential designs were selected by a jury from among 40 submissions to a national design competition and unveiled at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa on September 22. The designs run the gamut from conceptual to literal, but all speak to the importance of hockey and the Stanley Cup to Canada's identity.