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How museums are getting their groove back

2016-09-30 19:00:00


Nature Nocturne, a monthly after-hours bash at the Canadian Museum of Nature, kicks off its third season in the nation’s capital tonight. In keeping with the theme of "Rock n Roll," guests will enjoy special demonstrations and displays including music made with real rocks, rock carvings, crystal-ball juggling — oh, and live DJs, finger foods and a bar on each floor. This is not your parents' museum. 

'Marsquakes' could point the way to life on the red planet

2016-09-30 16:15:00


When it comes to geological processes, Earth and Mars have a lot in common, including a history of seismic activity. Now, new research suggests the sites of 'Marsquakes' could be a good place to begin looking for evidence of life on the red planet. 

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.