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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.

(Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Thomas Fricke/Canadian Geographic
See inside the largely hidden, multi-billion-dollar business of shipping goods through the Great Lakes
Prince Albert II, Monaco, exploration, ocean

Prince Albert II of Monaco at a press conference during the Ocean Conference at United Nations headquarters in New York City on June 7. The prince discussed his Monaco Explorations initiative, which in July will see scientists start conducting research in nine remote ocean areas during a three-year circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Yersin, a specially equipped, environmentally friendly ship. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey
The Monaco Explorations expedition will conduct three years of scientific research in nine remote locations around the world beginning in July 
Sarah Jackson, The Great Trail, day 428

“There are moments when I feel like I should be putting my boots to trail again.” – Sarah Jackson (Photo: Sarah Jackson)

Photo: Sarah Jackson
Sarah Jackson talks memories, experiences, and struggles on the trail
Len Vanderstar on Mount Nirvana June 2017

Len Vanderstar at the summit of Nunavut - Ellesmere Island on June 18, 2017. This marks the completion of Vanderstar's more than a decade-long expedition to climb the high points of each Canadian province and territory. (Photo courtesy Len Vanderstar)

Len Vanderstar
Milestone in Canadian climbing community reached yesterday at Barbeau Peak, Nunavut
George Kourounis RCGS flag Piro Peak North Korea

George Kourounis displays the flag of the RCGS atop Piro Peak, the tallest point in the Myohyang Mountains of central North Korea. (Photo courtesy George Kourounis) 

Photo courtesy George Kourounis
The host of Angry Planet and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society reveals the natural beauty of one of the least-visited countries in the world
floe edge Mittimatalik Pond Inlet Nunavut Jill Heinerth

On the floe edge at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet, Nunavut). (Photo: Jill Heinerth) 

Photo: Jill Heinerth
"Arctic on the Edge" expedition will see the RCGS' Explorer-in-Residence document the life cycle of Arctic ice and gather Inuit testimony on climate change

Rappelling on the east face of Mount Nirvana in the Northwest Territories, August 2015. (Photo courtesy CanaTREK)

Photo courtesy CanaTrek
Decade-long project to reach the highest point in every province and territory will conclude with Barbeau Peak on Ellesmere Island
Amundsen Gjoa 1903 Northwest Passage Inuit

Part of the Gjøa’s crew — Gustav Juel Wiik, Roald Amundsen, Peder Ristvedt and Anton Lund — on deck in the Northwest Passage. (Courtesy Fram Museum)

Courtesy Fram Museum
As the famed Norwegian explorer's North Pole diary is translated into English for the first time, a foremost Amundsen expert shares some highlights from the 1903-06 expedition
Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb

Hobnails and Hemp Rope expedition members Rob LeBlanc, Garry Reiss, Bryan Thompson and Natalia Danalachi decked out in early 20th-century climbing gear during last summer's centennial climb of Bugaboo Spire. (Photo: Ivan Petrov)

Photo: Ivan Petrov
Hobnails and Hemp Rope documents the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb, a 2016 RCGS flag expedition paying homage to Austrian-Canadian mountaineer Conrad Kain
hiking boots, Keen, flowers, field

The Keen Terradora hiking boot is the first women's specific hiker offered by the Canada footwear brand. (Photo: Jill Heinerth/Can Geo)

Photo: Jill Heinerth/Can Geo
From marching for climate awareness in Washington, D.C to stomping through North Florida swampland, Heinerth tests these hiking boots as only an explorer can
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