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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. (Photo: Apple TV+)

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, stars of Apple TV+’s new series Long Way Up, on electric travel, sustainability and where they’re headed after the pandemic
Amazon Rainforest Fire

Forest fires continue to rage in the Amazonian rainforest. (Photo: iStock)

Amazon Rainforest Fire
Bioethicist and conservationist Kerry Bowman on the 2020 Amazonian forest fires — as bad, or worse than 2019's — and why Canadians should be very concerned
Canada's 75 biggest islands

The first exclusive wall map produced for sale by Canadian Geographic. (Poster: Canadian Geographic; cartography: Chris Brackley)

Poster: Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map
Forest trail in Ottawa, Ontario

Pine Grove Trail in Ottawa, Ont. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni)

Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni
From time at the cottage to discovering new hiking trails, the summer of 2020 has not gone to waste

Bruce Kirkby's new book recounts family adventures from a year in Himalaya, such as a day afield with a team of yaks threshing barley in the fields of Karsha, India, near the local monastery. (Book: Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre; Photo: Bruce Kirkby)

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.
Teen and dog in canoe

Zev Heuer and his travel companion, Blaze, paddling along the route from Canmore to Missinippi. (Photo: Karsten Heuer)

Photo: Karsten Heuer
15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan
Red fox napping on car

A red fox soaking up sun rays and taking a snooze on a parked car. (Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club
As foxes move from the forest to the city, they show more doglike traits and appear to be naturally self-domesticating in the U.K. — but the same isn’t happening here at home

Lord Ashcroft is a businessman, author, philanthropist and politician from the U.K., and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His new book is Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry. (Photo courtesy Lord Ashcroft)

Photo courtesy Lord Ashcroft
Lord Ashcroft’s new book Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry describes shocking revelations from a year-long investigation into captive-bred lion farming in South Africa

This map of Manitoba compiled by A. L. Russell in 1871 depicts the province less than a year after it joined Confederation. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Library and Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA, E011198151
A look at the inception of the original postage-stamp province through an 1871 map

Cette carte de 1871 est la première représentant la province de Manitoba. (Map: A.L. Russell, Map of the Province of Manitoba, Ottawa, February 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151)

Map: A.L. RUSSELL, MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA, OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 1871, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, E011198151
Un aperçu de la formation de la province « timbre-poste », présenté par une carte de 1871
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