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Is Canada on the cusp of a tourism enlightenment?

What tourism’s shift to sustainability, reconciliation and regeneration means for the rest of us

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When it comes to volcano tourism, is the reward worth the risk?

In the wake of the sudden deadly eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano this week, explorer George Kourounis looks at why we’re drawn to active volcanoes — and how to explore them safely

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Every country’s top tourist attraction, mapped

Niagara Falls is Canada's can't-miss attraction, according to TripAdvisor U.K. users

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Following the tracks of royalty, Romans and dinosaurs in the south of England

An insider's guide to the parts of Britain you know — and some you don't

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Passengers on the Niagara Hornblower snap pictures of the Niagara Falls

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Niagara region lays claim to title of 8th wonder of the world

Tourism campaign to declare Niagara Falls and the surrounding region the 8th wonder of the world sparks outpouring of pride

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The thrill of the hike: Exploring Bic National Park

Shaped by the sea, Bic boasts more than 25 kilometres of marked trails taking visitors over the water, through the forest and into the clouds

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Costa Rica: An incredible (mostly) birding adventure

Great guides! An amazing cadre of learned and enthusiastic guides ensures travellers to Costa Rica get the most out of this paradise

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Travel with Dr. Jean: Preparing for takeoff

From compression socks to a proper backpack, there are some travel items that you should never forget as a senior traveller. But don’t worry, Dr. Jean has you covered.   

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Is it safe to travel again?

Bucket Listed blogger Robin Esrock weighs in on risk and rewards

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The Essential Itinerary: San Diego, California

Your three-day cultural tour of ‘America’s Finest City’  

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San Francisco's iconic Painted Ladies

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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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A farm-to-table tour of southern Quebec

Wine, cheese and all the rest: highlights from Quebec’s sustainable culinary industry

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St-Viateur is famous for its Montreal-style bagels

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A tale of two bagels

Alex Hutchinson goes inside the friendly rivalry between two titans of the Montreal-style bagel to figure out the secret of the doughy snack’s allure

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To travel or not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As Canada’s economy begins to open back up, many are wondering how safe it is to travel and what experts suggest we should do. Here, we outline your journey from the airport, to the airplane and to your hotel, and what you can expect along the way. 

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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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Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa is the perfect place to partake of a longstanding mountain tradition

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Alberta finally has a Nordic Spa—and its location is perfect

A Scandinavian tradition gets a Canadian spin at the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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Four Montreal moments to experience with kids

Plan a spring getaway around these activities the whole family will enjoy

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The Phoenix skyline glows at sunset

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Discovering downtown Phoenix, Arizona

There's lots of life in this desert city

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Left: Kate Harris after a day of gritty riding on the Silk Road in 2011. Right: Harris' travel memoir, Lands of Lost Borders, is published today. (Photo: Melissa Yule)

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Cycling the Silk Road

Canadian writer and explorer Kate Harris' debut travel memoir recounts her journey along the historic trade route 

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Architect’s rendering of the exterior of the Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler

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Canada’s first ‘pod hotel’ is coming to Whistler

The Pangea Pod Hotel is part boutique hotel, part hostel, and entirely unique

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Living the island dream at RIU Palace Paradise Island

This five-star Bahamas resort boasts a fresh look and adults-only concept on Nassau's famous Cabbage Beach

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Exmoor pony above North Berwick, Scotland

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Five Scottish towns worth a day trip from Edinburgh

These five towns steeped in Scottish history are all less than an hour by train from the capital

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Editors’ picks: Our top travel experiences of 2017

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year to help inspire your next adventure in Canada and beyond

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The Kii mountains at dusk, as seen on the Kumano Kodo

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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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Five things to do in Lower Manhattan, New York City

The neighbourhood at the southern tip of the island is more than just Wall Street and skyscrapers

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Cycling the Loire Valley, home to châteaux and chenin blanc

Discover the highlights of this UNESCO-protected gem known as the cradle of French wine and cuisine

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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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View of Coal Harbour from room at Westin Bayshore Vancouver

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Why the Westin Bayshore is Vancouver’s most wildlife-friendly hotel

With its picturesque gardens, onsite apiary and visiting otter, Vancouver's historic waterfront hotel is close to nature by design

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Surviving Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort

A spooky annual Halloween event offers thrills and chills on a grand scale

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Inside the Broadview Hotel, east Toronto’s hip, historic hot spot

A 19th-century landmark gets a luxurious, thoroughly modern facelift

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The St. Regis Bal Harbour oceanfront day villa

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Exploring Bal Harbour, South Florida’s luxurious oceanfront playground

Miami is always in season, and Bal Harbour has something for everyone

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Eco-tourism and adventure in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nimmo Bay resort thoughtfully blends luxury with concern for the surrounding wilderness

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10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Engage your curiosity and fuel your imagination with a visit to one of these top Canadian treasure troves

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Travel tips: Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Here’s what to know before you go

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Col. Chris Hadfield in the bridge of the Soviet-era icebreaker, Capitan Khlebnikov. Canadian High Arctic.

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Photos: Across the Arctic with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Paul Colangelo shares images from his time exploring the North with the first Canadian to walk in space

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Aerial view of Vancouver, B.C. at sunset

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Nine amazing 360-degree videos of Canada

New camera technology makes these immersive photos and videos almost as good as being there 

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A few weathered wooden houses are all that remain of the Moravian missionaries who settled the Labrador coast

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Cruising through history in Labrador and Greenland

Award-winning author Charlotte Gray explores the wild and fierce beauty of Canada’s hidden coast

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

History

Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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People & Culture

10 beautiful snaps from around the world

10 destinations to add to your must-see list, as captured by @CanGeoTravel's editors and Instagram community

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Are you a Millennial? Consider living in one of these four Canadian cities

Vancouver ranked 10th in a list of the 100 of the best cities for young people to live in worldwide

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Why Moncton, N.B., is Andrew Gunadie’s (a.k.a. Gunnarolla’s) favourite place in Canada

The Canadian YouTube sensation takes us into the heart of an unexpectedly charming maritime city

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10 iconic images of Canada from Canadian Geographic’s Instagram community

150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos is available on newsstands now

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People & Culture

Why Montreal is Geoff Molson’s favourite place in Canada

The owner and CEO of the Montreal Canadiens and scion of one of Canada’s founding families reflects on what makes his hometown great

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People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

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How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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Child jumping into Skaha Lake, British Columbia

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Map shows where to find your perfect weather, all year long

Whether you like it hot, cold, or just right, the Perpetual Temperature map can help you plan your travels accordingly

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