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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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Travel

Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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Travel

Gear review: Top accessories for bird and wildlife photographers

With bird and wildlife photographers in mind, Canadian Geographic decided to give some of this season’s best camera accessories a test run.

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Travel

From Sweden with love: What the rest of the world is bringing to the Canadian gear scene

Canadian brands like Canada Goose, Baffin and Arcteryx are names that we’ve come to trust, but sometimes we forget that we aren’t the only ones who face harsh temperatures and conditions.

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Travel

Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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boots leather winter Columbia

Travel

Gear review: Casual footwear options for winter weather

Columbia's Davenport PDX Waterproof Omni-Heat Boot and Vulc Camp 4 Winter Shoe

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Kathleen Graham crawls beneath a curtain of stalactites inside Raspberry Rising cave

Exploration

Return to Raspberry Rising

Seven years after it was first explored, the B.C. cave known as Raspberry Rising is still giving up its secrets, from breathtaking mineral deposits to promising antibacterial microbes

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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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The French town of Chamonix as seen from the top of the Vertical Kilometre

Travel

Mist-shrouded peaks and macchiatos: A summer sojourn in the Alps

Testing Columbia Sportswear's newest gear in the birthplace of mountain climbing 

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

Travel

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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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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Eagle Creek, daypack, backpack, hiking, travel, knapsack

Travel

Gear review: A foldable daypack perfect for hiking and travelling

Eagle Creek's packable daypack, which folds into a tiny pouch, is ideal for any traveller tight on space. 

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Lonnie Dupre points to Mount Steele

Exploration

Freezing temperatures and problems with sleeping bags force climbers to abandon Yukon expedition

Lonnie Dupre and Pascale Marceau return from Mount Steele after "gear snafu"

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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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Environment

Jill Heinerth on her favourite place in Canada

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tent, MSR, Access 2, backcountry, all season

Travel

Gear review: MSR Access 2 Tent

A lightweight and easy-to-pitch tent that's perfect for backcountry camping

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coleman conquer 250L LED headlamp

Travel

Gear review: Coleman Conquer 250L LED headlamp

This headlamp aims for total hands-free control, but falls short on functionality

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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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A camp quilt and a sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear’s Hotbed line

Can Geo staff test out a cold-weather sleeping bag and camp quilt 

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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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Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

Travel

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

Can Geo photographer and cycling tour operator David Trattles puts the lightweight sleeping bag to the test

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Tilley Paddler's Hat, niagara falls, waterproof, ontario

Travel

Gear review: Tilley Paddler’s Hat

From Niagara's fury to suburban soccer pitches, the iconic Tilley Hat keeps you cool, dry and shaded from the sun

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Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair

Travel

Gear review: An air lounger for the trendy glamper seeking comfort

The Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair is likely very comfortable, if you can get it fully inflated

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Writer Sabrina Doyle stretched out in the Ghost Tent from Mountain Hardwear

Travel

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Tent

A super-lightweight, versatile tent designed with the backcountry hiker in mind

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Travel

Gear Review: Stay warm in winter without sacrificing style

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Travel

Gear Review: Globalstar’s SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Global Phone

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Travel

Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Travel

Hallowe’ens Top Gear: The zombie apocalypse and what you’ll need to survive it

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Glamping gear to finish summer in style

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Travel

Gear review: BeetleBag bike bag and backpack

BeetleBag offers convenient, adaptable solution to on-frame storage

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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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Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Travel

Gear Review: Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

This tool is best suited for the advanced amateur or professional photographer who wants beautiful prints and has desk space to spare 

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Two relief bed mattresses

Travel

Gear Review: Relief Bed

Comfortable air mattress is best suited for car camping or easy canoe trips

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A cup of espresso on a table beside espresso grounds

Travel

Gear Review: Handpresso Pump

The hand-operated espresso machine seems like a good idea — until you use it

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Coleman portable stove

Travel

Gear Review: Coleman FyreSargeant 3-in-1 HyperFlame Stove

A versatile and easy-to-use camp stove

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Woman resting on Meadow Mat.

Travel

Gear Review: MEC Meadow Mat and Duffle Pack

Canadian Geographic Education's program coordinator Sara Black tests two versatile items on a summer road trip

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rain jacket, columbia, eco

Travel

Gear review: Columbia OutDry Extreme Eco jacket

Constructed without dyes and PFCs, and made with recycled material, this Columbia rain jacket from the brand's latest Eco line is as high performance as ever.

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hydro flask, water bottle, mint, turquoise,

Travel

Gear review: Hydro Flask water bottle

Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 

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Keen, water shoes, sandals, hiking

Travel

Gear review: Keen waterproof sandals

Slippery rocks and running water were no match for the Keen Women's Newport EVO H2 water shoes

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penguins, antarctica, south pole, glacier

Travel

Gear review: Nikon KeyMission 80 action camera

Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos captures can't-miss moments aboard a One Oceans Expeditions voyage to Antarctica 

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Columbia OutDry EX Platinum Tech Shell

Travel

Gear Review: Two fall jackets from Columbia

The Departure Point jacket and OutDry shell have you covered this season, rain or shine

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hiking boots, Keen, flowers, field

Travel

Gear review: Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth tests the Keen Terradora hiker

From marching for climate awareness in Washington, D.C to stomping through North Florida swampland, Heinerth tests these hiking boots as only an explorer can

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Icebergs in Pond Inlet, near Bylot Island

Travel

Gear review: Photographing Baffin Island with a Nikon D4S

See photos that will inspire you to put Baffin Island on your list of summer getaways, and read a review of the camera equipment (provided by Vistek and Nikon Canada) used to capture them.

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Woman cross-country skiing in the Carhartt women’s Amoret Quilted Coat

Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Women’s Amoret Quilted Coat

This lightweight fall coat handles changeable shoulder season weather in style

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Carhartt Rockwall Jacket

Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Men’s Rockwall Jacket

Carhartt’s new Quick Duck 3-in-1 Rockwall Jacket boasts the rugged dependability that the brand is known for, but is stylish enough for casual, day-to-day wear

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Tilley Endurables Floppy Fedora

Travel

Gear Review: Tilley hats for the stylish city and hardy hinterland

Tilley Endurables offers more variety than just that legacy sun hat. But of course that hat is still an option.

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Image of a woman from the 1960s

Travel

Gear Review: Epson FastFoto FF-640 Photo Scanner

A great scanner for photo collectors to organize and preserve memories

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Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt hoodie and vest

Can Geo editors try out Carhartt's latest cold-weather offerings

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Gearing up to find Franklin: Equipment I brought on this summer’s Victoria Strait Expedition

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

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The left side is the right side, the right side is suicide: Keeping dry in a Jamaican deluge with Lowepro’s DryZone 40

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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Warm running tights, gloves to keep you active through winter

Stay warm and fast with these toasty winter running tights and smartphone-capable gloves

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The MEC Stride Jacket.

Travel

Winter activewear essentials

Hitting the snowy pavement with the MEC Stride Jacket, MEC Bolt Toque and Columbia Castella Peak Striped Hoodie

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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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In Quetico, a canoeist approaches the fabled Falls Chain

Travel

Path of the paddle

Inspired by age-old travelways, a new canoe route knits together the Trans Canada Trail

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Photo: Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Divers to explore underwater mines beneath Newfoundland island

Jill Heinerth is leading a team of divers into the cold February waters to explore and document underwater mines at Newfoundland's Bell Island

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A rocket is launched at the Churchill Rocket Research Centre in an undated photo

History

Three Canadian contributions to the Cold War ‘Space Race’

These innovations helped Canada establish its credentials as a leader in space research and technology

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endangered North Atlantic right whale

Wildlife

Environmental groups say emergency plan missing in new right whale protection measures

Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild

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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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Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Science & Tech

How a new northern mapping project is preserving Inuit traditional knowledge

Set to launch later this year in Clyde River, Nunavut, digital atlases of Inuit place names, wildlife habitat, scientific studies and more are already benefiting communities in the Arctic

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Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Science & Tech

Comment un nouveau projet de cartographie du Nord préserve le savoir traditionnel des Inuits

Lancés plus tard cette année à Clyde River (Nunavut), des atlas numériques des toponymes inuits, des habitats fauniques, des études scientifiques et de bien plus encore profitent déjà aux collectivités dans l’Arctique

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