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Heli-hiking in B.C.’s Bugaboos

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Gear review: Heli-hiking in the Cariboo Mountains with the new Nikon D850

Canadian Geographic's creative director tests Nikon's latest full-frame model on a heli-hiking experience with Canadian Mountain Holidays 

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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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Travel

Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Sandy Ward stands on a mountain

People & Culture

Reclaiming Indigenous matriarchy with Sandy Ward

The latest in our Colour the Trail series

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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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Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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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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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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Fundy Footpath: the east coast’s hidden gem

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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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The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Travel

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

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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

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Losing the crowds in Banff

If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks

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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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Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

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Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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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 best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip says goodbye

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Travel

Gear Blog Anniversary: Standout gear for women

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Exploration

Canyoning down the Spiral Road: First descent of Waffl canyon

Mt. Robson is not so much difficult as dangerous. It is no mountain to trifle with. – Newman Waffl 

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Climbing Hallam Glacier

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Welcome to climbing camp

Camaraderie, conversation and conservation are key at the Alpine Club of Canada’s annual General Mountaineering Camp

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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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Paddling on the lower salt river, mesa arizona

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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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Sea kayaks on the Saguenay fjord

Travel

Five must-try outdoor activities in Quebec’s Saguenay region

From sea kayaking to via ferrata, this area was made for adventure seekers

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Wildlife

How to stay safe during a bear encounter

What do you do if you encounter a bear? (Photo: Larry Erlendson)

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Travel

Photos: west Texas

From the beauty of Davis Mountains State Park to the legacy of Big Bend National Park, Javier Frutos captures the parks of the Lone Star state

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Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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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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Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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People & Culture

Ready for a wilderness adventure? Take the quiz!

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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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People & Culture

North-bound from Eternity

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People & Culture

The truth about adventure

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People & Culture

Fear of adventure

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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure

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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

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Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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Travel

The Savour Cowichan Festival

Vancouver Island’s food and wine renaissance

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Travel

A jack(et) of all trades: Taking Westcomb’s Cayoosh out on the Wales Coast Path

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Shelagh Grant

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Travel

The Big Wild Challenge

CPAWS and MEC partner to protect and preserve Canada’s wilderness

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People & Culture

Interview with Heidi Wyle

The celebrated author talks about the background to her forthcoming book

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A full moon shines above boats decked out with holiday lights in Port de Grave, Nfld.

History

15 things that have happened in Canada since the last ‘Christmas Moon’

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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History

Ancient horse poop could mark Hannibal’s route through Alps

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History

Throwback Thursday: The creation of the Canol Pipeline

The story of the Canol Pipeline, one of WWII’s most unusual construction projects, and one of its most enduringly beneficial.

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Kids

Meet the finalists of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

From June 3 to 5, these 20 young geographers will vie for the title of National Champion in Ottawa

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Travel

Breaking wind (while also repelling rain): The Westcomb Crest Hoodie

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An aerial view of Holman's Island in Bedeque Bay

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy protects island ‘bird hotel’ near P.E.I.

A small island off the western coast of Prince Edward Island that once housed a resort will now be a 'hotel for birds.'

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