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

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World traveller Michael Palin shares snaps with locals at the Demini airstrip while working on his latest project, Brazil.

People & Culture

Travels with Michael Palin

An exclusive Q&A with British explorer, comedian and actor Michael Palin

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People & Culture

The truth about adventure

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Exploration

Pushing limits across Lake Ontario: Mario Rigby on his next adventure

Mario Rigby is embarking on a 20 day kayaking expedition to promote domestic and sustainable travel

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A humpback whale breaches in the Broughton Archipelago

Travel

Photos: Whale encounters and island scenery in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago

Kingfisher Wilderness Adventures brings you face-to-face with the wildlife in one of North America's most biodiverse marine areas

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Exploration

Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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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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Travel

#girlstravel: Cactus Creek’s SubRosa scarf makes life a little easier for women travelers. Well, OK, a lot.

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Travel

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

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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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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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History

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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Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini

Wildlife

Q&A: Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini on her travel plans, essential gear and “3 Ps”

Canadian Geographic's newest Photographer-in-Residence gives us a glimpse at her process

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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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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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Whistler village by Zoe Ducklow

Travel

The non-skier’s guide to Whistler, B.C.

Whistler is world-renowned for its powder, but the picturesque mountain village has plenty going on off the slopes as well

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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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People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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The Yosemite Falls as seen from the summit of Sentinel Dome

Travel

Three outdoor adventures to try in California

These experiences strike a healthy balance between staring out a car window and free-climbing El Capitan

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Kids

Dechinta Rivers project to combine Indigenous land-based learning with canoeing adventure

The dean of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning discusses the school's upcoming summer-semester project taking place on three rivers in the Northwest Territories

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Students learn the rules of cricket at Fort Anne, Nova Scotia

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip travels through time in Nova Scotia

Highlights from the first two days of Canada's Coolest School Trip 

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Kids

Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Travel

Travel tips: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Here’s what to know before you go

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Travel

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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Travel

Gear review: Skogsö jacket perfect for shoulder season travel

How to tackle marathon sightseeing while staying dry, packing light and keeping a positive attitude

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Science & Tech

Canadian adventure scientists discover new caves in Madagascar

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Science & Tech

Labrador project combines local knowledge with new technology to make ice travel safer

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Travel

The Big Spruce Woods Adventure-O

Where O is for orienteering and adventure speaks for itself

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Environment

Park Bagger: Adventures in the Canadian National Parks

In her quest to visit and get to know the parks, Marlis Butcher canoed, kayaked, mountain biked, backpacked, hiked, snowshoed, snorkelled, and trekked by whatever means of travel she could devise

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People & Culture

2013 Camsell Medal Winner: Sir Christopher Ondaatje

For outstanding service to The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Travel

Five unique travel apps

From packing tips to roaming rates to restroom locations, these apps make your trip easier

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Mapping

Plotting an Arctic journey

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Magic polar travel with dogs

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Travel

Fig travel dresses: All dressed up with someplace to see

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Photo of the Alps in Chamonix, France

Travel

This mirrorless camera is perfect for minimalist travel

The Nikon 1J5 camera is compact, lightweight and takes great photos

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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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Still image taken with the Nikon KeyMission 170

Travel

A versatile, easy-to-use action camera for capturing your adventures

The Nikon KeyMission 170 captures high-quality video and stills and goes anywhere you do

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Environment

Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers

Author Lynn Martel offers an examination of Canadian glaciers to understand their futures and the secrets they hold

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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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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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Travel

Are you packing?: The Chrysalis Cardi helps traveling women pack less and carry more

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure

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People & Culture

Adam Shoalts on new book Alone Against the North

Adam Shoalts has written a book called Alone Against the North, due out Oct 6. Here, he discusses the adventure of writing about his adventures.

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Summing up the adventure

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hikers in the Cariboo Mountains

Travel

The best new hiking gear for your next adventure

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

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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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Travel

Map: The A to Z of Arizona travel

Travel through the alphabet in the Grand Canyon state

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Mapping

Best Canadian Geographic maps from 2015

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Alice helps Bruce find his footing in the dense tundra scrub as the team portages during the Together to the Tundra expedition.

People & Culture

How a sunken canoe improved an Arctic adventure

This summer the RCGS-supported expedition Together to the Tundra spent two months canoeing through some of Canada's most remote landscapes. Here, Dan Clark tells one of their stories.

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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

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

Browse, bid and brag at the 2020 RCGS Silent Auction

Featuring experiences and items from across the world

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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

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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People & Culture

RCGS names Jill Heinerth as Explorer-in-Residence

Cave diver Jill Heinerth is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and a world-leading technical diver. She's also the RCGS's very first Explorer-in-Residence.

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People & Culture

Jill Heinerth named first Explorer-in-Residence

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People & Culture

Hiker travels 16,000 km across Canada

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: Ushuaia, Argentina

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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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Travel

A hitchhiker’s guidance: Do you know where your towel is?

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Travel

Travelling in Canada’s Northwest Passage

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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

Breaking the ice: making the most of spring with Icebreaker’s Allure Travel dress

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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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