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607 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Canada
Updated May 25, 2023
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Stories About Canada
Indigenous Maple Syrup Makers Tap Into Tradition
This sweet revolution reclaims an ancient craft.
by Courtney Edgar
Investigating Ice Age America’s Ancient Abattoir
Scientists know people were in Yukon 24,000 years ago. But what were they doing there?
by Devon Bidal
The Race to Make Alternative Lobster Bait
As the fishing industry grapples with declining herring and mackerel, could sausage be their savior?
by Moira Donovan
Canada's First Indigenous-Led Research Station Is a Symbol of Hope—And Our Climate Crisis
The Scotty Creek facility was part of an unprecedented First Nations effort to study and save the Arctic. Then the fire came.
by Ed Struzik
What Energized This Arctic Hare to Keep Going and Going and Going?
The animal known as BBYY traveled hundreds of miles, breaking records and shattering expectations.
by Gemma Tarlach
Saving Canada's Hardiest Hummingbirds Requires Extreme Care
Bird-loving volunteers are going to great lengths to help the animals survive a cold snap in British Columbia.
by Rochelle Baker
The Wild and Weird History of Eggnog
The cozy cocktail has fueled prison parties and West Point riots.
by Sam O'Brien
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10 Ethical Animal Places to Visit in 2019
Unique experiences from Nairobi to Chiang Mai.
Including Cat Island, Elephant Nature Park , and India's Giant Technicolor Squirrels
A Rat Lover's Tour of the World
15 places where rodents are celebrated, feared, preserved, and studied.
Including Karni Mata Temple, Nutty Narrows Bridge, and Paxton Gate