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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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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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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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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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Canadian Geographic editors' favourite travel 2016

Travel

Editors’ choice: Six travel highlights from 2016

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year

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Articles

Map of Canada's Great Trail

People & Culture

The Great Trail nears completion, connecting Canada’s three oceans

Formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail celebrates the country's natural splendour and will be nearly 24,000 kilometres when fully connected by the end of 2017

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Travel

People & Culture

Environment

Gorge Falls Appleton Canyon Sunshine Coast Trail

Environment

Seven can’t-miss spots on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast Trail

Explore an interactive map of the absurdly scenic 180-kilometre trail, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Places

A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Mist rises from the Kipawa River, framed by frosty trees

Places

A sneak peek at Quebec’s newest provincial park

Opening to the public in June, Parc national d’Opémican near Temiscaming, Que. preserves a unique chapter of Ottawa River history

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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dignitaries unveil new wayfinding signage for the great trail at 50 Sussex

Places

Les édifices historiques d’Ottawa sur la promenade Sussex sont maintenant accessibles grâce au Grand Sentier

22 000 kilomètres du sentier sont réalisés : le reste se développera d’ici la fin de l’année 2017

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Exploration

Science & Tech

Science & Tech

Mapping the Van Tat Gwich’in routes

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Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Places

Archeologists uncover new history in Waterton Lakes National Park after 2017 wildfire

Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region

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Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

Travel

Exploring Skoki

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

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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.

Travel

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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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Sheraton grand at wild horse pass

Travel

In search of wild horses in the Sonoran Desert

A chance to spot these beautiful creatures in the wild awaits at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, just a short drive from Phoenix, Arizona

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People & Culture

Our best photos of 2018

A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year

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Student uses an atlatl to launch a dart

Kids

A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Gordon MacDonald on the Kinsol Trestle

People & Culture

The man who saved the Kinsol Trestle

Master carpenter Gordon Macdonald on restoring an iconic B.C. bridge, the value of heritage infrastructure, and why he's set his sights on the Antarctic

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Travel

Map: Terra Nova attractions

From commanding views of the land to quiet inlets for kayaking, this interactive map shows just a few of Terra Nova’s many highlights

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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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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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Mapping

What does it take to map a cross-Canada trail?

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History

Throwback Thursday: The fight to preserve the Canol Trail

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Travel

Fundy Footpath: the east coast’s hidden gem

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History

Throwback Thursday: Chilkoot adventures 40 years apart

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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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Travel

Can Geo’s Hiking Gear Top 10: Every where is walking distance, if you have the time

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Travel

Retracing the Chilkoot Trail

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Travel

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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A woman dressed in fishing gear and a blue-green coat holds a fishing rod over her shoulders in a river

People & Culture

Colour the Trails: Taking up space with Demiesha Dennis

Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series

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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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People & Culture

Colour the Trails

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Mapping

New Inuit trail map could change the way we look at the North

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Travel

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

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Kids

The last day in Cape Breton

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A photo of Dana Meise during his coast-to-coast-to-coast hike along the Trans Canada Trail.

People & Culture

The Great Hike begins final push to Arctic Ocean

For the past seven years, Meise has been hiking the Trans Canada Trail solo. Now he's on his way to completing the final instalment his journey.

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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Travel

Prince Albert National Park

A guide to visiting the Saskatchewan National Park

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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Travel

Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel

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Travel

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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People & Culture

Yukon summer adventure: Hitting the trail

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History

Five Canadian women trailblazers in science

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The St. Roch

People & Culture

Northwest Passage trailblazer

Meet the first Canadian to navigate the treacherous Arctic sea route

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Jan Morris at coast

People & Culture

Remembering Jan Morris, distinguished writer, historian and trans trailblazer

Canadian Geographic looks back on the life of the 2020 Royal Canadian Geographical Society recipient of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal

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Whitecaps come rolling in on a blustery yet beautiful day near Wawa, Ont.

Travel

Photographing Lake Superior

A fall photo tour captures the spirit of Canada's largest Great Lake

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wetlands, toronto skyline, tommy thompson park

Travel

Exploring the reclaimed wetlands of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

The urban wilderness park’s wetland project sits atop a 10-hectare former waste disposal site in Lake Ontario and will be completed in 2019

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Filsan Abdiaman, a black woman, runs through a rockey valley of pink wildflowers.

People & Culture

Running into yourself with Filsan Abdiaman

Part of our Colour the Trails series.

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Travel

Gear Review: trio of tops ensure versatile hiking wardrobe

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Travel

The Big Wild Challenge

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

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Happy Canada Day 2017 can geo

People & Culture

Happy Canada Day from Canadian Geographic!

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Charles Camsell Christmas

People & Culture

Christmas at the Devil’s Portage

Nearly 100 years ago, Royal Canadian Geographical Society founding president Charles Camsell wrote a Christmas story that has been shared through his family for generations. In honour of the Society’s 90th anniversary, his family shared it with Canadian Geographic to be published for the first time. 

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People & Culture

Fat activism in the outdoors with Layla Cameron

The first interview in our Colour the Trails series

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Travel

Slip sliding away

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is a chiller thriller for skiers of all stripes

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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People & Culture

Laughing with the locals

Comedian Jonny Harris, of Still Standing fame, on finding inspiration from coast to coast to coast

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Travel

Q&A with cross-country skier Dahria Beatty

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

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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Gilles Gagnier, publisher of Canadian Geographic, at the RCGS Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

10 awesome things that happened at the 2016 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Celebrating new partnerships, milestone anniversaries and a bird for Canadians on geography's biggest night

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Mapping

Beyond the boundary

How George Dawson’s seminal work for the British North American Boundary Commission did far more than simply mark the 49th parallel

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Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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