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November/December 2022

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Lodge at Bow Lake: A cozy retreat among the peaks

Recently renovated and renamed, the Lodge at Bow Lake (formerly Num-Ti-Jah Lodge) immerses guests in the history of Rocky Mountain exploration

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Six places to (ethically) volunteer with animals around the world

From South African penguins and Canadian bears to Australian wombats and Bolivian pumas, Robin Esrock introduces inspiring wildlife sanctuaries where volunteers make all the difference

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Staring down a saltwater crocodile

Up close and personal with the man-eaters of Australia’s Northern Territory

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A group of people snowshoe down a snowy bank beside a frozen river, their shadows stretching out over sparkling snow. There is a bridge in the background and the snow is low in the sky. At the back is a woman wearing a knitted fleece and a Métis scarf tied around her waist.

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Métis Crossing, Alberta’s first Métis cultural destination

Experiencing living history at Métis Crossing, a one-of-a-kind destination for Métis people to share Métis stories 

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Costa Navarino: Greece’s sustainable travel destination

Where to stay, what to do and how to make the most out of your time in Costa Navarino 

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A walk through time: exploring the Dolomites with Exodus Adventure Travels

Once an enormous coral reef, these magnificent mountains are now one of Italy’s main outdoor attractions

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Ice canoeing in Quebec City

Navigating chunks of ice in frigid temperatures, Robin Esrock recounts his thrilling experience ice canoeing on the St. Lawrence River

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Photos: Exploring majestic hidden glacier caves in the Canadian Rockies

Formed in varying shapes and sizes, these glacier caves create the “perfect playground for photographers”

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Notes from the field: Saskatchewan Whooping Cranes

RCGS Travel Ambassador Carol Patterson recounts her experience observing these legendary birds on a Canadian Geographic Adventure

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1,000* things to do in the 1000 Islands

*Okay, just six — but it’s a start toward exploring this expansive border-straddling region of rocky islands, sparkling coves and hidden history

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10 ways to celebrate spooky season in Ontario

From where to get the best pumpkin donuts, to the most horrific haunted houses, these events will set you up for a spooktacular Halloween

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Celebrating life on Newfoundland’s East Coast Trail

A heartwarming story along one of the most spectacular urban hikes in the world with Great Canadian Trails

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A knight to remember: Medieval glamping in Alberta

An inside look at Good Knights medieval-themed glamping experience — complete with sword fighting, axe throwing, archery and more

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8 places to connect with Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Learn more about how to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day by visiting one of the many places in the country highlighting Indigenous culture

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Rafting a tidal wave in Nova Scotia

Robin Esrock recounts his experience rafting a tidal wave in Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie River — the only place in the world to do so

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The Da Vinci Code of the Prairies

 A local historian unlocks the mysteries of Winnipeg’s Manitoba Legislature

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Eating like “the King” in Memphis, Tennessee

From catfish sandwiches to an Elvis-worthy lunch, these are some must-try spots in the music city of Tennessee

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Uncorked: The story behind Saint John City Market’s hidden gem

How two Saint John sisters are sharing the flavours of New Brunswick in the heart of the city

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Rolling uphill in New Brunswick

For almost a century, Magnetic Hill has boggled the minds of visitors. Here’s a closer look at what makes this magical spectacle so intriguing.

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Exploring music country: Everything to see and do in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee

A music lover’s dream, this region of the U.S. is famous for its noteworthy strains of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, plus the many music legends that were born here

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Searching for the soul of New Orleans

A tour of the Big Easy’s distinct neighbourhoods offers plenty of insights into the city’s storied past

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Ojibway spirit horses gallop into view

Everything you need to know about the eight unique spirit horses at Ottawa’s Mādahòkì Farm

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Peace by Chocolate: from Syria to Antigonish

How this small town chocolate factory in Nova Scotia is making a big impact

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Arctic Watch: a stay in the world’s most northerly eco-lodge

 A uniquely Canadian bucket list adventure featuring wildlife encounters, cultural history and custom-built experiences

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When it comes to volcano tourism, is the reward worth the risk?

In the wake of the sudden deadly eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano this week, explorer George Kourounis looks at why we’re drawn to active volcanoes — and how to explore them safely

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Portable glamping: Renting a houseboat on Shuswap Lake

Over the water and under the stars, Robin Esrock recounts his experience renting a houseboat in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada’s houseboating capital 

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2018: The year in travel

Our favourite travel experiences of 2018 — and where we’re headed in 2019

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Seeing the northern lights, finally

After years of waiting to see the aurora borealis, Robin Esrock recounts his experience viewing these dancing lights with his father in Yellowknife

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Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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Wendake – Illuminating the past, present and future of Indigenous tourism

Less than a 15-minute drive from the heart of Quebec City, Wendake is an exceptional place that combines tradition with the modern day 

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Snakes on a plain: a visit to Manitoba’s Narcisse Snake Dens

A bucket list experience observing the world’s largest concentration of snakes

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The Crooked Bush: Saskatchewan’s botanical phenomenon

How a mutant grove of trees is adding mystery to the prairies

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The thrill of the hike: Exploring Bic National Park

Shaped by the sea, Bic boasts more than 25 kilometres of marked trails taking visitors over the water, through the forest and into the clouds

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9 reasons why you don’t need skis to enjoy Banff

From forest bathing to historic hotels, Canada’s iconic winter wonderland has more to offer than fresh powder

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The Essential Itinerary: Western Quebec

A six-day tour designed to hit some of the highlights of western Quebec during the most colourful time of the year 

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The Essential Itinerary: San Diego, California

Your three-day cultural tour of ‘America’s Finest City’  

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Canada’s F1 yacht team take a different tack

An exclusive look at SailGP aboard Canada’s F50 catamaran yacht and how this international sailing competition is keeping sustainability in mind

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The plastic road to Everest Base Camp

Garbage litters the trail of the world’s most popular trek, but measures are being taken to clean up the Khumbu region — one kilogram at a time

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Portland’s craft beer revolution

A taste of North America’s best beer  — plus where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Portland, Oregon

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The statues that move us

From New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty to the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, these are some of the world’s most captivating statues

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Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis discusses his career as a storm chaser

The global explorer, adventurer, and TV host highlights his most dangerous experiences, regrets, what he has learned, and more

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“One people, one planet, one life:” The story of a director’s chair and the Take Your Seat project

As a new book of his images is released, photographer Randy VanDerStarren explains the meaning behind his well-travelled chair

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A farm-to-table tour of southern Quebec

Wine, cheese and all the rest: highlights from Quebec’s sustainable culinary industry

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A writer’s guide to travelling

Travel writer Meghan J. Ward gives her best tools to help you gain context and a deeper understanding of the places you visit

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Is Canada on the cusp of a tourism enlightenment?

What tourism’s shift to sustainability, reconciliation and regeneration means for the rest of us

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The Essential Itinerary: Chicago for the holidays

Chicago goes BIG for the holidays. Here are our picks for the best ways to celebrate the season on a weekend getaway to the Windy City.

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The life-changing magic of a bucket list

The great thing about bucket lists is that they change and grow with us. What’s on your list?

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A hidden gem in every province and territory

In the throes of a Canadian summer, here’s a collection of some interesting and under-the-radar adventures to add bite to your bucket list. 

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Is it safe to travel again?

Bucket Listed blogger Robin Esrock weighs in on risk and rewards

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Bucket Listed, with Robin Esrock

In his inaugural Can Geo Travel column, the travel guru writes about how the unexpected — like pandemics or car accidents — can lead to exciting new opportunities

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To travel or not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As Canada’s economy begins to open back up, many are wondering how safe it is to travel and what experts suggest we should do. Here, we outline your journey from the airport, to the airplane and to your hotel, and what you can expect along the way. 

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Beers, biking and bluegrass

Exploring the sights and sips of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains

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Arizona is the hottest (literally) new wine region in North America

Forget Napa or Sonoma — here’s why you need to plan a journey through Arizona’s wine country 

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Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

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Meet Scott Forsyth, Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence

The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers

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Three reasons to visit Hudson Yards on your next trip to NYC

New York City’s newest neighbourhood is a photogenic glimpse at the future of urban design

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Celebrating cowboy culture in Nevada

Inside the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, an annual celebration of the West in words and music

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