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Follow Canada’s greatest explorers and adventurers as they travel to the remote corners of the country, deep beneath the Earth’s surface and across oceans, to the tops of mountains and into space.

Jill Heinerth as a young girl and now

Left: A 12-year-old Jill Heinerth in her Girl Guide uniform explores near her cottage on Ontario’s Big East Lake. Right: Heinerth in Florida’s Devil’s Eye Spring cave, where she often dives in the winter. (Photos: Bob Rabjohn; Jill Heinerth)

Photos: Bob Rabjohn; Jill Heinerth
With her new book, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, due out next month, world-renowned cave diver and inaugural RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth reflects on what set her on her path 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PJ Akeeagok Victor Bay, Nunavut

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and P.J. Akeeagok, president of the local Qikiqtani Inuit Association, walk along the coast of Victor Bay, Nunavut, an area part of the now-official Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. (Photo: Aaron Kylie)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
Groups agree to plan to conserve the High Arctic Basin, while Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area becomes official
Coral Restoration Foundation nursery

A diver checks on a coral "tree" in one of the Coral Restoration Foundation's nurseries in the Florida Keys (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Coral Restoration Foundation nursery
2019 North American Rolex scholar Neha Acharya-Patel shares insights from her work (and that of other Canadians) in assisting the Florida-based Coral Restoration Foundation to rebuild beleaguered reefs
Johnny Issaluk in AMC's The Terror.

Issaluk in AMC's The Terror. (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

The actor, athlete, motivational speaker and mentor on being an ambassador for Inuit culture, setting a positive example for youth and encouraging Canadians to see the North
Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong snapped this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. (Image: NASA)

Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing
Legendary Canadian underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis reflects on his friendship with astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing

Map: Detail of Map to illustrate Mr. Kane’s travels [1845-1848] in the territory of the Hudson’s Bay Company, 1859, Edward Weller and Paul Kane, London, Longman & Co., Library and Archives Canada, e011303037. Stamp: Paul Kane, painter, 1971, Canada Post Corporation, Library and Archives Canada, s000605k, © Canada Post Corporation, 1971. Reproduced with permission.

The legacy of artist Paul Kane‘s epic 19th-century journey across Canada
John Geiger, rcgs, CEO, University of Calgary, honorary degree

John Geiger (pictured in Canada’s central Arctic in 2014, during the successful Parks Canada-led Victoria Strait Expedition to locate British explorer John Franklin’s lost ships), has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Calgary. (Photo: Nick Walker/RCGS)

Photo: Nick Walker/RCGS
The bestselling author and RCGS CEO has been given the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws

Nikon Canada and the RCGS join forces as Official Photography Partners. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers
A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

2019 North American Rolex Scholar Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian to hold the scholarship, dives at night near Catalina Island off the coast of California while working with the Pennington Marine Science Center. (Photo: Shaun Wolfe)

Photo: Shaun Wolfe
Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
DSV Limiting Factor in Pacific Ocean, Five deeps

The DSV Limiting Factor in the Pacific Ocean. The world’s deepest-diving operational submarine, it completed several trips to the bottom of the Mariana Trench earlier this month. (Photo: Reeve Jolliffe)

Photo: Reeve Jolliffe
Ottawa-born explorer and submarine builder Patrick Lahey is now the second Canadian to reach the deepest point on Earth
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