About "Exploration"

Follow Canada’s greatest explorers and adventurers as they travel to the remote corners of the country, deep beneath the Earth’s surface and across oceans, to the tops of mountains and into space.

Explorer Mario Rigby at the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic in Ottawa during his 2019 cross-Canada cycling expedition. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo
Mario Rigby is embarking on a 20 day kayaking expedition to promote domestic and sustainable travel

Women's Dive Day, organized by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is July 18. (Photo: Jill Heinerth)

Photo: Jill Heinerth

National Geographic Society President and COO Mike Ulica and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger meet in Ottawa in November 2019 to discuss the renewed partnership. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos
The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership

Three of the four members of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition (left to right): Roy 'Fritz' Koerner, glaciologist, Major Ken Hedges, Regimental Medical Officer, seconded from 22 Special Air Service, Allan Gill, navigator. Not pictured: Sir Wally Herbert, expedition leader. (Photo: Mick Rowsell)

Photo: Mick Rowsell
Dr. Ken Hedges, Honourary Colonel and RCGS Fellow, recounts his amazing experience traversing the top of the world on the expedition’s anniversary
Mount Saint Helens viewed from the Johnston Ridge Observatory (C Stenner Photo)

Mount St. Helens as seen from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The massive crater left behind by the 1980 eruption is the site of numerous ongoing studies. (Photo: Christian Stenner)

Photo: Christian Stenner
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens exploded in the largest volcanic disaster ever recorded in the United States. Forty years later, work continues to understand the eruption and its aftermath — with some surprising Canadian connections.

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe
David Saint-Jacques and David McGuffin

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques records an episode of Explore with host David McGuffin.

The Canadian Space Agency astronaut on the Zen-like experience of living in orbit, his groundbreaking spacewalk, and the low-tech way he knew he’d made it to space

Steven Jackson heading to Inuvik on day five of the 6633 Arctic Ultra, a gruelling 617-kilometre footrace from the Yukon to the Northwest Territories. (Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra)

Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra
Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 

In the wilderness or on the couch, the MEC Mochilero Stretch Pants go the distance. (MEC)

If you’re only going to own one pair of pants, make it these
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