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The Renaissance-era map that introduced Canada to the world

2017-10-19 14:30:00

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Why the Westin Bayshore is Vancouver's most wildlife-friendly hotel

2017-10-18 15:45:00

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Fall in Vancouver came swiftly this year. Overnight, leaves changed colour, the temperature dropped and flora and fauna that thrive in the warm summer sun beat a hasty retreat. 

A week ago, the Westin Bayshore’s gardens would have been alive with guests lounging by the pool or making their way out to run or bike the seawall, but today everyone is sheltering from the wind and rain, including the hotel's resident bees — more on them in a moment.




Constructive connections in Costa Rica

2017-10-18 13:00:00

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Costa Rica’s construction industry has traditionally been dominated by men, but with the help of the WEConnect International program, Madelaine Artavia Sotela has blazed a trail that’s helping change the culture of the business. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.




Surviving Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

2017-10-18 10:45:00

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“You’re a real target,” my husband chuckles after someone dressed like a character from The Purge franchise lunges at me, stopping just inches from my face. This is about the twentieth time a character has purposely tried to scare me since we entered Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights event, and though I should expect it, I can’t help but jump and let out a little shriek. Every. Single. Time. What can I say? I’m a good audience.




Get to know Canada's shark species

2017-10-18 09:00:00

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As a shark biologist and science communicator, I love to talk with my friends and neighbours about my work. I recently moved from Miami to Vancouver to start a research project investigating Canadian shark fisheries. In addition to getting used to life in a different country, I’ve had to significantly adjust my public outreach strategy.




Making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge

2017-10-17 12:45:00

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“I have wave sickness.”

My five-year-old son Zev announces this with a big smile on his face while standing in the wave pool at the end of a day spent splashing through the circuit of water features at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Thankfully, he's more waterlogged than seasick from the hours of watersports, and months after our visit, my wife and I are still redeeming the brownie points we earned with Zev, his sister Savannah, 9, and older brother Finn, 10. 




What it's really like to fight a wildfire

2017-10-16 15:00:00

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A huge hole in Antarctica’s sea ice could offer insight into climate change

2017-10-13 15:30:00

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For the second winter in a row, a hole roughly the size of Lake Superior has opened up in the sea ice on Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. While that might sound alarming, a University of Toronto Mississauga professor says it presents a perfect opportunity to study how the ocean and atmosphere interact in the southern polar region.




Canada's northernmost national park, Quttinirpaaq, is now on Google Street View

2017-10-12 13:45:00

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Quttinirpaaq National Park on Ellesmere Island is home to some of the most spectacular terrain in the Canadian Arctic, but due to its extreme remoteness, the park — whose name literally means "top of the world" in Inuktitut — sees fewer than 50 visitors per year. But now, it's possible to virtually visit Canada's northernmost national park via Google Street View. 




Gear review: An air lounger for the trendy glamper seeking comfort

2017-10-12 11:45:00

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If a quick n' easy inflatable camp couch seems too good to be true, despite the oodles of smiling folks populating those demonstration videos all over your social media feeds, your instincts might prove correct. Over the past few years, inflatable loungers have become the snuggie for outdoor-lovers: unnecessary and funny-looking, but surprisingly comfortable and zealously defended by their owners.