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

Episode 20

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

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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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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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Canadian landscape photographer Scott Forsyth at Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic

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Meet Scott Forsyth, Canadian Geographic’s newest Photographer-in-Residence

The Calgary-based landscape photographer shares memorable moments in the field and his advice for aspiring photographers

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a collage of photos of Canadian places including Cape Breton, Fogo Island, Gatineau Park, Charlottetown, Calgary, Nunavut

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12 photos to inspire your summer adventures

From fiery sunrises over Fogo Island, N.L., to surf-worthy waves in Pacific Rim National Park, B.C., catch wanderlust from Can Geo's Instagram community 

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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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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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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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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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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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Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls aerial photo

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Making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge

The ultimate hotel-meets-waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont., delivers on a complete family getaway

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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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New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

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Johnson Sea Link research sub

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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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Churchill Wild Great Ice Bear Adventure Dymond Lake Ecolodge

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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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Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

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At a crossroads

Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

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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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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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Four Montreal moments to experience with kids

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

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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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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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Gear Review: Handpresso Pump

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

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Gear Review: Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown

With powerful warmth and a pretty profile, the Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown may just be the perfect winter coat for the average Canadian

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RIU Palace Paradise Island Nassau, Bahamas

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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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Seven must-see sites for cyclists on Quebec’s Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont

Discover the New France of Samuel de Champlain on this scenic cycling route along the St. Lawrence River

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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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2017 editors' favourite gear

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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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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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Great gear gifts for outdoor lovers

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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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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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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 reasons to visit La Paz, Mexico

From snorkelling with whale sharks to savouring fully-loaded Mexican hot dogs, here's why La Paz should be on your list of places to travel next

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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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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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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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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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Fatboy Lamzac Hangout Chair

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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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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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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

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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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Gear review: MSR Access 2 Tent

A lightweight and easy-to-pitch tent that's perfect for backcountry camping

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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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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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9 photography tips from Neil Ever Osborne

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence shares his tricks for telling better stories and engaging an audience

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Gear review: Hydro Flask water bottle

Stay hydrated with this durable, insulated water bottle 

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Learning to surf in Santa Monica

Bordered by Venice Beach and other L.A. neighbourhoods, oceanside Santa Monica is compact, innovative and laidback-chic. It’s also the best place to learn to surf in the region.

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Three art hotspots that highlight Washington, D.C.’s creative side

Explore the best art collections in the capital of the United States

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A guide to Virginia’s best beer, wine and cider festivals

Savour the state's craft beer, wine, hard cider and spirits at the top festivals this fall and winter

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