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Michael Palin Erebus

Author Michael Palin visited the Northwest Passage in the summer of 2017 while penning his latest book, Erebus, about the famed vessel that now rests there. (Photo: Michael Palin; cover image courtesy Random House Canada)

Photo: Michael Palin; cover image courtesy Random House Canada
An exclusive abridged excerpt from a new book by the famed explorer, actor and comedian
Mihell Nunavik expedition

Kim and Conor Mihell pose with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society flag during their summer 2018 expedition through Quebec's Nunavik region. (Photo: Conor Mihell)

Mihell Nunavik expedition
Recapping a Royal Canadian Geographical Society-funded canoe expedition into the windy wilderness of northern Quebec
jill heinerth, shipwreck, great lakes

Diver Teddy Garlock approaches the ship's wheel at the stern of the vessel, with the davits that launched the yawl, the crew's lifeboat, still intact. (Photo: Jill Heinerth)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth and dive partner Teddy Garlock made the first dive on the Queen of the Lakes since her resting place in Lake Ontario was confirmed in 2011

Left: The poster for new documentary “That Never Happened.” Right: Director Ryan Boyko. (Photos courtesy Armistice Films)

Photos courtesy Armistice Films
Between 1914 and 1920, some 5,000 ethnic Ukrainians were imprisoned in Canadian internment camps. A new documentary tells their stories. 
teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc, Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)

Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc (Donateur: Juliette Dallaire)
The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national organization that advocates for the people of Inuit Nunangat and works to Inuit language and culture. (Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti)

Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world
teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que.;

Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. (Photo: Centre d'archives de la région de Thetford — Fonds galerie de nos ancêtres de l'or blanc [donateur: Juliette Dallaire])

Photo: Centre d'archives de la région de Thetford - Fonds galerie de nos ancêtres de l'or blanc [donateur: Juliette Dallaire]
New multimedia project will examine the social and political impact of the flu on Canada, and how experts are preparing for the next pandemic 
Canadian Geographic September/October 2018 issue

Cover options for the September/October issue of Canadian Geographic. Although the bison won the audience vote, the Can Geo team decided to go with the first option. Read on to find out why.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when the schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.
Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.
Cover of new book ICE, with author photo of Klaus Dodds

In his new book, Klaus Dodds explores not just the physical manifestations of ice, but their deeper meanings. (Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books)

Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books
In his new book, Klaus Dodds delves into the fascinating natural and cultural history of ice
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