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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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A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

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9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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Our Country: Director Sergio Navarretta’s favourite place in Canada

The award-winning director of The Cuban on the restorative calm of Ontario’s Lake Simcoe

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Dianne Whelan on the Trans Canada Trail

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Six years, 470 hours of film, 100 journals, 24,000 kilometres: Tracing the Trans Canada Trail

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety. Here, she shares insights from her epic cross-country journey. 

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Canadian Tourism Week underway!

The tourism industry is calling on Canadians to pledge to travel in Canada once restrictions are lifted

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Excerpt from The Way Of The Gardener

A botanical journey along the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimmage route by former CBC Radio columnist and enthusiastic gardener Lyndon Penner

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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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The best new hiking gear for your next adventure

Hit the trails with these offerings from MEC, Tilley and more

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7 spots to explore along eastern Ontario’s Canadian Canoe Route

Connect with Canada's past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation's capital

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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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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

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Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

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

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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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The Great Trail Treasure Hunt is back!

With 200 hidden treasure boxes to find across Canada, what will you discover this summer? 

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Canmore Alberta as seen from The Great Trail

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Great Trail Treasure Hunt kicks off across Canada

Canadians encouraged to hit their local section of the Great Trail in pursuit of loot 

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A fox walking on the newly constructed Mackenzie Valley Highway

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Driving to the land of the pingos

The long-awaited permanent highway between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. opens next month. How will it impact the communities?

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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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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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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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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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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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Now you can see the northern lights from 36,000 feet in the air

A new flight experience from Tourism Yukon and Air North offers aurora fans a front-row seat to the phenomenon

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Wade Davis on the Magdalena, Colombia’s “river of dreams”

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The author and anthropologist discusses the five years of travels he undertook along Colombia’s Magdalena River  

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The 49th parallel: Our defining line

The 49th parallel has spent more than 200 years as a major part of Canada’s border

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An Arctic explorer’s favourite pants

If you’re only going to own one pair of pants, make it these

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Author John Zada in the Great Bear Rainforest as he floats down the Bella Coola River with James Hans of the Nuxalk First Nation.

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Searching for Sasquatch, finding ourselves

In a new book, journalist John Zada explores the evidence for Bigfoot and why we want to believe in the unexplained

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Reflections on water, the “lethal, limitless, life-giving frontier”

A pioneering deep-sea explorer shares thoughts on the nature and meaning of water

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Our Country: Vinessa Antoine’s favourite place in Canada

The star of CBC’s Diggstown discovers Nova Scotia’s black history

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Coming face-to-face with polar bears in Churchill, Man.

Photographer Dax Justin shares what it’s like to walk on the tundra with the apex predator on an Arctic safari with Churchill Wild

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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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An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

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The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Questar HD sleeping bag

Can Geo photographer and cycling tour operator David Trattles puts the lightweight sleeping bag to the test

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Gear Review: Handpresso Pump

The hand-operated espresso machine seems like a good idea — until you use it

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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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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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Five things to do in New York City this holiday season

Already skated the Roc, enjoyed a carriage ride around Central Park and fought the crowds at Macy's Herald Square? Here are more ways to celebrate the festive season in the Big Apple. 

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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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Gear review: An air lounger for the trendy glamper seeking comfort

The Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair is likely very comfortable, if you can get it fully inflated

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Exploring the eskers in the “Land of little sticks”

The geological formations that surround Gangler's North Seal River Lodge in northwestern Manitoba are intriguing pathways to the past

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