Canada

Canada’s Disappearing Giants

Canada’s Disappearing Giants

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Canada’s old growth temperate rainforests on British Columbia’s Pacific coast contain some of the largest trees in the world – after California’s redwoods and sequoias. The oldest of those trees are located in the southwest of the province where high rainfall and mild winters allow relentless growth. But more than a […]

Wade Davis on The Sacred Headwaters

Wade Davis on The Sacred Headwaters

Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis is considered the most influential western advocate for the world’s indigenous cultures. A professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a longtime National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis frequently travels among people in remote places, documenting their culture in books, photographs, and films. Though constantly drawn to foreign locales, Davis […]

Yukon Glacier Research Facility Hit by Cuts

Yukon Glacier Research Facility Hit by Cuts

One of Canada’s oldest and most celebrated scientific research stations is racing against the clock to avoid having to close its doors. The Kluane Lake Research Station, located in the Yukon adjacent to the largest non-polar icefield in the world, is one of a handful of scientific outposts to have its funding cut by the […]

Churchill: On Canada’s Arctic Edge

Churchill: On Canada’s Arctic Edge

“You’re out here on as good a day as you’ll ever get,” shouts the guide as he throttles the engine of our inflatable boat, steering it towards the mouth of the river. Decked out in a wetsuit and snorkelling gear, I sit on the edge of the speeding vessel like a special operations frogman, riding […]