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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.

RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab in Kamchatka

Ray Zahab and Stefano Gregoretti traversed challenging and dangerous terrain as they attempted to cross Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula west to east. (Photo: Ray Zahab)

Photo: Ray Zahab
RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab and Italian ultrarunner Stefano Gregoretti cut short their expedition across Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula after learning the rivers they planned to traverse were no longer frozen 
Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

An aerial view of the Wind River, the headwaters of the Peel River watershed in the Yukon. (Photo: David McGuffin)

Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River
David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River
An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA)

Photo: NASA
The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project
Canadian ultrarunner Ray Zahab, with his beard full of ice, against a snowy mountain backdrop

Canadian ultrarunner and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab is departing on his latest expedition, a winter traverse of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. (Photo: Ray Zahab)

Photo: Ray Zahab
Ray Zahab, an Explorer-in-Residence of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and Italian ultrarunner Stefano Gregoretti will traverse an unpredictable landscape of volcanoes and snow 
Diver Tyler Boelens glides beneath the ice of Georgian Bay

Diver Tyler Boelens glides beneath the ice of Georgian Bay. (Photo: Geoff Coombs)

Photo: Geoff Coombs
“It’s kind of what I imagine outer space to be like”
Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba diving near sharks on a shipwreck

Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba dives on a shipwreck while filming Wonders of the Sea 3D. (Photo: Pacific Northwest Pictures )

Photo: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Jean-Michel Cousteau releases his new feature documentary about aquatic life, Wonders of the Sea 3D, in February
Justin Barbour pulls his canoe upstream with his dog Saku in it

Justin Barbour drags his canoe up the Red Wine River in Labrador wearing his PFD. (Photo: Justin Barbour)

Photo: Justin Barbour
The adventurer behind the Man and Dog expedition puts a life jacket through its paces in the Labrador and northern Quebec wilderness
Laval St. Germain with RCGS flag on Mount Vinson

Laval St. Germain displays the flag of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson, Dec. 31, 2018. (Photo: Laval St. Germain)

Photo: Laval St. Germain
Laval St. Germain summited Antarctica’s Mount Vinson on Dec. 31, meaning he has now climbed the highest peaks on every continent
George Kourounis inside the Marum crater of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu

George Kourounis stands beside a lava lake inside the Marum crater on Ambrym, a volcanic island in the Vanuatu archipelago, in 2014. To get to the lake, Kourounis and his film crew had to rappel down the side of the crater, which is deeper than the Empire State Building is tall. (Photo courtesy George Kourounis)

Photo courtesy George Kourounis
Whether outrunning a tornado, dodging lava bombs or hunkering down in a hurricane, explorer George Kourounis is most comfortable living on the edge
Man carries canoe near river on Labrador Peninsula

Justin Barbour carries his trusty canoe on the Upper McPhadyen River in mid-September during the final leg of his expedition. (Photo: Justin Barbour)

Photo: Justin Barbour
Justin Barbour and his canine pal, Saku, traversed 1,000 kilometres across the Labrador Peninsula through harsh snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, but were stopped just shy of their end goal 
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