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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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Photos: Living on Eeyou Istchee

The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.

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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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Zipping around in the Ford Focus RS

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Discovering the unexpected joy of winter driving

On an excursion in Quebec with Ford, our writer discovers winter driving can be a pleasure — in the right vehicle

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Basilique Sainte-Anne, Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec

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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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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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Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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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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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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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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Stanley cocktail set: camping, hiking, backcountry, liquor, booze, spirits, alcohol

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Gear review: A durable cocktail set to class up your next camping trip

The Stanley Happy Hour System is designed to help you mix bespoke drinks wherever your adventures take you, from the lake to the backcountry and beyond

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Gear review: Heli-hiking in the Cariboo Mountains with the new Nikon D850

Canadian Geographic's creative director tests Nikon's latest full-frame model on a heli-hiking experience with Canadian Mountain Holidays 

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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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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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Aerial view of Seely beach and newly constructed portion of Fundy Parkway looking West

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Photos: Along the Fundy Footpath

This narrow, rock-strewn track along New Brunswick’s Fundy coast is recommended for only the most prepared hikers — but those who brave it are amply rewarded

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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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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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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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Canoeing at Madawaska Kanu Centre

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gear review: MSR Access 2 Tent

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

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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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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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Following an extensive renovation, the old downtown Ottawa train station has re-opened as the temporary home of the Senate of Canada. (Photo courtesy Senate of Canada)

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Ottawa landmark gets new life as temporary home for Senate of Canada

Inside the transformation of the old Ottawa train station into the “Red Chamber on Rideau”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Northern gannets in Gaspé

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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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Christmas cheer in NYC

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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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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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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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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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Tilley Paddler's Hat, niagara falls, waterproof, ontario

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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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