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Skiing to the South Pole at 58

58 year old Canadian recalls skiing from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole

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Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

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Exploring Skoki

Travelling through Alberta’s storied mountaineering and ski-touring past and present

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Q&A with cross-country skier Dahria Beatty

The national junior cross-country ski team member remembers her home club

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One City: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Enjoy the victuals and vistas on the Orford Express, take in the wares of downtown and tackle the nearby ski hills of the Eastern Townships

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Whistler village by Zoe Ducklow

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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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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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History

People & Culture

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New Land Expedition: Magic polar travel with dogs

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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Exploration

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Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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An infinity hot tub with snow around it at an outdoor Nordic spa

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A look at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant’s new expansion

Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec's most famous ski resort 

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The 2018 GMC Terrain in Lac Beauport, Que.

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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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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Travel

Woot!

Coming Soon: The Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

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Festival side-trips

Ten festivals down the road from Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites

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A cougar sits in a tree

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

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Sudbury, Ont.

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Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Racers, Take Your Marks

The Winterlude Triathlon: Still a kid at 32

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This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

Environment

Climate change is transforming Canada’s mountains

A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems

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Travel

New website lets skiers track their progress on the slopes

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Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba diving near sharks on a shipwreck

Environment

Q&A: Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau on his new underwater documentary

Jean-Michel Cousteau releases his new feature documentary about aquatic life, Wonders of the Sea 3D, in February

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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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Denise Chisholm, a member of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club, glides along a trail near the facility in April

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Whitehorse’s cross-country ski culture

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski club is winning big

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Best Canadian cities to visit in winter

These urban centres really know how to heat up the chilly months

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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

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Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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Heli-hiking in B.C.’s Bugaboos

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The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

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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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The MEC Stride Jacket.

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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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Javier Frutos wears Columbia jacket on ship

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Gear Review: Columbia cold weather gear in Antarctica

Creative Director Javier Frutos puts a Columbia jacket, gloves and baselayers to the ultimate test at the end of the world

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Three unique cold-weather activities to try in Charlevoix

Beat the blues this winter with a fun, off-beat vacation in Quebec's Charlevoix region

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Mountains lay beyond Pangirtung, Nunavut.

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Auyuittuq National Park

A guide to visiting the Nunavut National Park

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Winterstart Is Coming

In the heart of Canada's first national park, a seasonal celebration

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Five relaxing spas in Alberta

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

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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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Travel

Frost & Fire

Heating up for Wakefield’s chilly triathlon and run

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Travel

Five great places to go beyond the Canadian border

Some of the best U.S. destinations within driving distance of the border

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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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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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History

The Wright stuff

The story of the Canadian explorer who discovered Scott’s frozen remains in Antarctica

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Exploration

RCGS expedition grants give a huge boost to exciting 2022 journeys

From coast to coast to coast and into the ocean as well, eight grants expand our understanding of Canada

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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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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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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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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Halfway point

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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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People & Culture

Interview with Heidi Wyle

The celebrated author talks about the background to her forthcoming book

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An illustration of Olympian Rosie MacLennan

People & Culture

Rosie MacLennan’s favourite place in Canada

The Olympic gold medallist and reigning world champion trampoline gymnast reflects on her childhood summers in Muskoka, Ont. 

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Owen Thistle and his crew raced aboard the Kerkyra.

People & Culture

Calgarian faces calm and stormy waters in international race

One skipper’s experience in the Van Isle 360

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People & Culture

Fear of adventure

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Waiting for the resupply plane

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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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Science & Tech

Snow sonar

New device could mean the end of digging for snow samples

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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

New Land Expedition: Welcoming the dogs

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Over timeless lands

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People & Culture

Expedition on Baffin Island explores historic traditions

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Wildlife

National Bird Project essays

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Mapping

Canadian lifestyles by postal code

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Exploration

Under the icefield and inside the mountain

Go deep below the Columbia Icefield in Banff National Park to “the most inaccessible place in Canada” with the 2020 Castleguard Cave Expedition

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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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