• The December 2009 cover of Canadian Geographic, which is celebrating 85 years of making Canada better known to Canadians.

Bring on the champagne! A new year begins today, which is worthy of celebration by itself, but your friends at Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society have another reason to break out the bubbly: 2015 marks 85 years of publishing the magazine you know and love.

To celebrate, we'll be looking back at some of our favourite content from the past 85 years. Each week we'll feature a different story, photo or even select advertisements that spoke to us in one way or another.

Kicking us off is this cover from December 2009. Not only was this our best selling issue ever, it also reminds us of our new annual wildlife issue (on newsstands soon!) Which wolf cover do you prefer?