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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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Travel

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

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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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People & Culture

Canadian wins Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Q&A with 10-year-old Josiah Launstein of Pincher Creek Alberta, who was recently named Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year by Outdoor Photography Magazine

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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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Travel

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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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Environment

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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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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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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Photo: Derek Elvin

Exploration

Ricky Forbes talks Canada’s Greatest Explorer competition

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Mario Rigby

Exploration

Explorer Mario Rigby just cycled across Canada. Here’s why

Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

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labrador snowshoe map

Exploration

Map: Follow in the tracks of a snowshoe adventure across Labrador

Two pairs of snowshoes. 400 kilometres. A lot of frozen sandwiches.

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People & Culture

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Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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Travel

11 outdoor apps for Android smartphones

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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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Travel

Raid Pulse Lac-Sainte-Marie

Canada's adventure-racing scene stays the course

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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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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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Woodcut of Pierre-Esprit Radisson next to cover of Mark Bourrie's book

History

Adventurer, turncoat, cannibal: the remarkable story of Pierre-Esprit Radisson

In his new book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Mark Bourrie examines the larger-than-life legacy of the French-Canadian fur trader 

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Climber makes wide step over crevasse

People & Culture

Indigenous climbing with Cassie Ayoungman

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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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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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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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Summing up the adventure

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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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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

Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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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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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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Mackenzie River

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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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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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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Mapping

How the Great Trail interactive map is linking communities and changing exploration

As Canada's most famous trail celebrates its near completion, Esri Canada president Alex Miller discusses the ambitious trail map that is helping Canadians get outdoors

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People & Culture

Bill Lishman to create huge outdoor iceberg sculpture for Museum of Nature

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People & Culture

Prepping for the NHL Winter Classic

The lowdown on the big outdoor game

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Canadian Geographic national finalists

Kids

Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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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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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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Richard Weber

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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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: How much exercise is enough?

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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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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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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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RCGS, Fellows, explore, Arctic, environment, mapping

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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San Francisco's iconic Painted Ladies

Travel

Five essential things to do in San Francisco

If you're short on time but big on fun, make sure to take in one of these must-do activities in the City by the Bay

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People & Culture

Family camping tips

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Fishing boat on the shore of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Science & Tech

Hearts in the Ice: History and culture

From coal mining to scientific research, the remote archipelago of Svalbard has a rich and complex heritage

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Paddling on the lower salt river, mesa arizona

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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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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Adam Shoalts, exploration

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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People & Culture

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

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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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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

Browse, bid and brag at the 2020 RCGS Silent Auction

Featuring experiences and items from across the world

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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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