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Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Twenty years later, Banff National Park's system of wildlife overpasses and underpasses are still praised around the world for having drastically reduced wildlife collisions in the busy park. (Photo: Gloria Dickie)

Photo: Gloria Dickie
The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions
There's a reason photographers call it the "magic hour" 
January/February 2018 cover

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option three was the clear winner, earning 48 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left to right: Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Robin O’Neill and Nick Hawkins)

January/February 2018 cover
Thanks to everyone who voted!
A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

A moulting bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, in August 2016. New research out of UBC has found compelling evidence that the whales visit the sound in summer both to feed and to shed their dead skin by rubbing on large rocks. (Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC)

Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks
Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community

Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community.

This week, we embrace the coming season and showcase Canada as a winter wonderland

In his new book, 'Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada,' Roy MacGregor examines the role that 16 of the nation's most historic rivers continue to play in shaping Canada. (Photo: Mark Reeder)

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers
baby boars

Sure, these young boars look cute, but in Saskatchewan, wild boars, which are non-native to the province, are becoming a huge problem for farmers and conservationists. (Photo: Natally Klaric/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Natally Klaric/Can Geo Photo Club
A porcine invader poses a serious risk to the province's agriculture industry and native vegetation
Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays, site of a lengthy battle over a proposed ski resort

Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia is the site of a lengthy, ongoing battle over a proposed ski resort. (Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club
With its ruling in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has shown that Indigenous groups cannot use the Charter's freedom of religion clause to protect lands they consider sacred
The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

The winners and jury members of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards. (Photo courtesy Museum of Nature)

Photo courtesy Museum of Nature
Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 
Illustration by Guy Parsons

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Canadian Geographic
Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. What's behind our nation's wasteful ways? 
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