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Adventure athlete Simon Donato on lessons learned in the backcountry

An excerpt from The Boundless Life: 13 Lessons Learned the Hard Way 

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Eco-tourism and adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nimmo Bay resort thoughtfully blends luxury with concern for the surrounding wilderness

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Celebrities, scientific revelations and family fun at Ottawa’s Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show

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Via rail dome car

Travel

The Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill sees the northern lights an impressive 300 days per year. Here are some of the best ways to view them.

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Kayaking the Nantahala River

Travel

Whitewater adventure on the Nantahala River

A North Carolina paddling trips that thrills, rejuvenates and educates

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Travel

Photos: Exploring Gwaii Haanas with Maple Leaf Adventures

Bruce Amos reflects on his travels in Haida Gwaii with Maple Leaf Adventures

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Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

Science & Tech

Stopping timber thieves with DNA

Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging

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The Kii mountains at dusk, as seen on the Kumano Kodo

Travel

Three off-the-beaten-track adventures in rural Japan

From the intriguing streets of Edo-period towns to sun-dappled hiking trails between Oji-Shinto shrines, Japan's rich history is best explored outdoors

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a collage of photos of Canadian places including Cape Breton, Fogo Island, Gatineau Park, Charlottetown, Calgary, Nunavut

Travel

12 photos to inspire your summer adventures

From fiery sunrises over Fogo Island, N.L., to surf-worthy waves in Pacific Rim National Park, B.C., catch wanderlust from Can Geo's Instagram community 

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The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

Travel

Weekending like a pro in Lac Beauport, Quebec

With plenty of room for you and all your gear, weekend getaways are easier in the 2018 GMC Terrain

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Momo the border collie hides on a lifeguard stand in Deep Cove, B.C.

People & Culture

20 travelling pets you have to follow on Instagram

Cats, dogs, hogs: These globetrotting pets may just inspire you to bring your furry friend along on your next adventure

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Colourful cowboy boots displayed on shelves in Amarillo Texas by Zach Baranowski

Travel

Eight things to see, eat, drink and do in the Texas Panhandle

From the canyonlands to the rodeo culture, the thriving arts scene to the small but distinguished wine region, the Texas Panhandle is full of surprises

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The best new hiking gear for your next adventure

Hit the trails with these offerings from MEC, Tilley and more

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Canadian Geographic editors' favourite travel 2016

Travel

Editors’ choice: Six travel highlights from 2016

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year

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Travel

What’s the price of peace of mind? A look at a pair of Pickpocket Proof Pants

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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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Raid Pulse Lac-Sainte-Marie

Canada's adventure-racing scene stays the course

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Travel

Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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Travel

Is Arctic tourism sustainable?

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Travel

Exclusive Q&A with Long Way Up’s Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman

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

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Aerial view of Seely beach and newly constructed portion of Fundy Parkway looking West

Travel

Photos: Along the Fundy Footpath

This narrow, rock-strewn track along New Brunswick’s Fundy coast is recommended for only the most prepared hikers — but those who brave it are amply rewarded

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2017 editors' favourite gear

Travel

Gear of the Year: Can Geo staff reveal their favourites

Here are the best items we tested for our Gear Review series in 2017

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A dozen travel-related New Year’s resolutions from Canadian Geographic

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Travel

Jasper National Park

A guide to visiting the Alberta National Park

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Travel

Retracing the Chilkoot Trail

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Travel

Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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Photo: Mike Baird/Wikimedia Commons

Travel

How to choose the right photo tour for you

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Travel

And then they swam: Two men, one rare disease and the first unsupported rowboat crossing of the Indian Ocean

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Travel

To the Himalaya and Back Again

Pat and Baiba Morrow’s tribute to a region and its people

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Travel

Secrets of the Nahanni

A timeless journey down a river that was here before the mountains

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Human limits

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these eight explorers pushed their physical and mental limits in pursuit of knowledge and to inspire others

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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Andrew Gunadie, aka Gunnarolla

Exploration

Why Moncton, N.B., is Andrew Gunadie’s (a.k.a. Gunnarolla’s) favourite place in Canada

The Canadian YouTube sensation takes us into the heart of an unexpectedly charming maritime city

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The Clark family pose with their travel companions as they make their way towards the starting point of their Arctic journey.

Exploration

Young family begins Arctic paddling expedition

Today a young family of four, plus two friends, begins a 55-day journey through some of Canada's most remote northern landscapes

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The escapist Nepal Earthquake Gabriel Filippi

Exploration

Book excerpt: Surviving the deadliest day on Everest

In new memoir The Escapist, Canadian mountaineer Gabriel Filippi details his most extreme adventures and tragedies

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Henry Larsen

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Geographic feats

Part of our roundup of Canada’s greatest explorers, these nine explorers made significant crossings of land and water, often in daring or ingenious fashion

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U of A scientists on the summit of the Devon Ice Cap in 2015

Exploration

On risk and the human drive to explore

Why do human beings intentionally put themselves in danger's path? Our brains, it turns out, reward risk

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Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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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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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Summing up the adventure

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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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Bernard Voyer peers into a tent during his successful summit of Mount Everest in 1999

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Bernard Voyer

Where there’s snow, he’ll go

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The Together to the Tundra expedition paddles through Canada's North

People & Culture

Video: Young family canoes through Canadian Arctic

Here, Dan Clark discusses their trip and reveals his film about the adventure: 'Together to the Tundra.'

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: Hitting the trail

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: How much exercise is enough?

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Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

People & Culture

How an Ottawa photographer helps bring Canada’s pastime to the North

Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador

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People & Culture

Browse, bid and brag at the 2020 RCGS Silent Auction

Featuring experiences and items from across the world

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People & Culture

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

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Josée Kurtz

The Royal Canadian Navy commodore came from humble beginnings in Joliette, Que. to command a standing NATO group

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People & Culture

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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People & Culture

Summer camps are cancelled due to COVID-19, but getting kids out in nature still important, advocates say

The loss of their summer camp experience this year will be hard for some kids, but parents can help by encouraging outdoor play time

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People & Culture

Award-winning photographer shares tips on capturing wildlife and landscape scenery

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Ray Zahab recently ran more than 2,000 kilometres across Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

People & Culture

The change makers: Ray Zahab

The elite distance runner goes to great lengths to inspire change and education through exploration

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Photo: Stephen Ferguson

People & Culture

Route Blanche expedition to snowshoe into remote Quebec

Meet the husband and wife team embarking on the Route Blanche expedition, one of seven to receive RCGS funding this year

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People & Culture

Canadian explorer Adam Shoalts kicks off solo 4,000-kilometre Arctic expedition

Five-month trek will take him across the Arctic Circle from Old Crow, Yukon to Baker Lake, Nunavut

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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Canoeing in Nahanni National Park Reserve

Places

Nááts’ihch’oh and Nahanni national park reserves

A guide to visiting the Northwest Territories National Park Reserves

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Halter's warehouse, Rue de Grand Chain

History

Throwback Thursday: Adventures with rum

Editor Harry Wilson looks back at the alcohol-infused story from an early issue of Canadian Geographic

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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Wildlife

Wildlife tourism more profitable than hunting

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip goes whitewater rafting

On the final day of Canada's Coolest School Trip, the students went whitewater rafting, rode the Jasper SkyTram and soaked in the Miette Hot Springs

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