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Shining Falls in the boreal forest

Pimachiowin Aki has been recognized by UNESCO for both its natural and cultural significance. (Photo: Pimachiowin Aki Corporation)

Photo: Pimachiowin Aki Corporation
The 29,040-square-kilometre swath of boreal forest on the Manitoba-Ontario border is the first World Heritage Site in Canada to be recognized for both its cultural and natural significance
Two divers scuba diving in a cave in the Bahamas

This image, taken in a cave in the Bahamas, is an example of cave diving in good conditions, says Jill Heinerth. “Nothing like the horrors they are experiencing in Thailand.” (Photo: Jill Heinerth)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
Expert cave diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth explains the risks and challenges of rescuing a boys’ soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand
Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Guests mingle inside “Explore,” an exhibition of paintings by Chris Cran that is part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

Contemporary artist Chris Cran's newest series, EXPLORE, is on exhibit at 50 Sussex, Ottawa, until September (Image: RCGS)

Image: RCGS
A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection
Ottawa River, watershed, environment

The southern and most populated portion of the Ottawa River watershed. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 
Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Stampede

Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Calgary Stampede. (Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic
Beyond the rodeo and the chuckwagon races, the Calgary Stampede is one of the country’s longest-running public celebrations of Indigenous cultures
Three people looking down at a giant floor map

Educator Charlene Bearhead, left, points out features of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and RCGS CEO John Geiger at a celebration of the project on Thursday, June 21. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The first-of-its-kind educational resource aims to share the stories and cultures of Indigenous peoples with Canadians and the world 
A replica of Iron Man's suit, on display at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

A replica of Iron Man's suit is one of dozens of examples of armour through the ages on display now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Katherine Lissitsa)

Photo: Katherine Lissitsa/Canadian Geographic
Armour, on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time
A sign that reads "welcome to the Fort McKay Metis Community"

In late March, the Fort McKay Métis reached a $1.6 million deal with the Alberta government to purchase 133 hectares of land which they had previously leased from the province — the first Métis community to do so. (Photo courtesy Fort McKay Métis Group Ltd.)

Photo courtesy Fort McKay Métis Group Ltd.
Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 
Canadian Geographic July/August 2018 issue

Cover options for the July/August issue of Canadian Geographic. Option one won with 43 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Can Geo
Thanks to everyone who voted!
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