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Exploration

What it’s like to walk to Canada’s three oceans

Dana Meise reflects on his seventh season of walking the Trans Canada Trail, and how it feels to be so close to completion

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Environment

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Travel

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is back!

With 200 hidden treasure boxes to find across Canada, what will you discover this summer? 

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Travel

Winston Churchill slept here: Taking Baffin’s Trail 2 Rapids for a tropical test dive in Jamaica

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Travel

Five great places to go beyond the Canadian border

Some of the best U.S. destinations within driving distance of the border

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Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls aerial photo

Travel

Making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge

The ultimate hotel-meets-waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont., delivers on a complete family getaway

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Travel

Columbia Trail Flash line

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History

Throwback Thursday: The fight to preserve the Canol Trail

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History

Who won the War?

Soldiers, descendants of Loyalists and history buffs recreate a battle to demonstrate why the War of 1812 is still important today.

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History

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the Franklin find

An unabridged Q&A about historic significance, benefits to the north and what the future holds

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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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Photos: Life aboard a Great Lakes freighter

See inside the largely hidden, multi-billion-dollar business of shipping goods through the Great Lakes

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Charting the unknown

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping

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Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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Roberta Bondar on space shuttle discovery

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Vital insights

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers made major contributions to our understanding of Canada’s history and geography

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Bill Lishman

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Innovation

The final instalment in our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these seven explorers harnessed the power of technology — or invented their own — to break new ground

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers

On its 90th anniversary, Canadian Geographic presents the 90 most influential explorers in the nation’s recorded history

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Travel

Five things to do in Mesa, Arizona

Can Geo's travel editor-at-large rounds up five activities that are a must-do for visitors to this picturesque Phoenix suburb

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Grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Wildlife

Walking British Columbia’s “Bear Highway”

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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Environment

Seven can’t-miss spots on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast Trail

Explore an interactive map of the absurdly scenic 180-kilometre trail, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Left: Adam Weymouth author photo. Right: Book cover Kings of the Yukon

Environment

On the trail of the “Kings of the Yukon”

Adam Weymouth's first book, Kings of the Yukon, sees him paddle the length of the Yukon River to trace the route of migrating chinook salmon

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Travel

Fundy Footpath: the east coast’s hidden gem

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Travel

Can Geo’s Hiking Gear Top 10: Every where is walking distance, if you have the time

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Dianne Whelan on the Trans Canada Trail

Travel

Six years, 470 hours of film, 100 journals, 24,000 kilometres: Tracing the Trans Canada Trail

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety. Here, she shares insights from her epic cross-country journey. 

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Travel

How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Travel

11 outdoor apps for Android smartphones

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Rick Sokoloff leads riders along the Trapp Family Lodge’s bike trails

Travel

Mountain biking in Vermont

Hitting the trails with the Stowe Mountain Biking Club

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Keen Logan Mid WP boot

Travel

Gear review: Two Keen shoe styles for trail to city travel

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Travel

Retracing the Chilkoot Trail

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Travel

Secrets of the canyon state

From sleeping under the stars in Navajo country to resort hopping in the Valley of the Sun, a one-time Arizonian rediscovers the enchanted desert

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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers

Travel

Five great gear gifts for the outdoorsy person on your list

From a multi-tool that will help you tap into your inner MacGyver to an outdoor cocktail set for stylish fireside sipping, our editors have rounded up some last-minute gift ideas for the nature lovers in your life

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Travel

Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Travel

Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel

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Travel

One City: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Enjoy the victuals and vistas on the Orford Express, take in the wares of downtown and tackle the nearby ski hills of the Eastern Townships

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at night

Travel

Destination: Chicago

Exploring magnificent buildings, museums, top-notch art and nightlife in the Windy City

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Travel

Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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Science & Tech

Mapping the Van Tat Gwich’in routes

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Science & Tech

Titans of the Great Lakes

It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.

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Kids

Animal Facts: Great blue heron

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People & Culture

Happy Canada Day from Canadian Geographic!

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A photo of Dana Meise during his coast-to-coast-to-coast hike along the Trans Canada Trail.

People & Culture

The Great Hike begins final push to Arctic Ocean

For the past seven years, Meise has been hiking the Trans Canada Trail solo. Now he's on his way to completing the final instalment his journey.

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People & Culture

Exclusive: Adam Shoalts on his epic Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition

Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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People & Culture

Q&A with Brandon Harvey on photography in the Great Bear Rainforest

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People & Culture

Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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Kids

Class trip winners meet famous inventor’s great-grandson

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People & Culture

Colour the Trails

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Wildlife

Greater sage-grouse faces grim future, say scientists

An emergency order to protect Canada’s rarest bird may come too late

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History

Forecasting the White Hurricane

Climatologist David Phillips explores the meteorological legacy of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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Kids

The last day in Cape Breton

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Jan Morris at coast

People & Culture

Remembering Jan Morris, distinguished writer, historian and trans trailblazer

Canadian Geographic looks back on the life of the 2020 Royal Canadian Geographical Society recipient of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal

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People & Culture

Seven more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018

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People & Culture

Canada’s greatest modern women explorers

Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.

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