The cover option on the left shows explorer and underwater diver Jill Heinerth near her home in north Florida, and won with 53 per cent of the vote.
One way or another, cave diver Jill Heinerth was destined to win the cover vote for the July/August 2016 issue of Canadian Geographic. The recipient of the The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s first Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration in 2013, Heinerth is one of Canada’s top women explorers (and the subject of our cover feature profile), so she made a natural choice to grace the edition’s cover. (She’s even more deserving of the cover when you hear next week’s announcement about ...
Handmade chocolates at Chocolats Andrée, one of many craft chocolatiers helping to build Montreal's reputation as the dessert capital of Canada. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)
Walking into the Chocolate Academy in east-end Montreal is like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory. The air smells of icing sugar, the walls are lined with bags of cocoa beans from every corner of the Earth, and fanciful candy sculptures tower on the tabletops, daring your inner Augustus Gloop to break off a handful of chocolate and indulge on the sly.
In the Academy's atelier, industrial-sized mixers churn night and day to keep vats of molten chocolate the perfect temperature and consistency, ...
In a recently-uploaded YouTube video, a cameraman sneaks up on a chipmunk that is in the process of marauding his bird feeder. Caught red-handed (or rather, full-cheeked?), the chipmunk freezes. It then proceeds to spit out all the seeds it had crammed into the expandable grocery bags attached to its face — which turn out to be astonishingly capacious.
It's a talent the animal is known for. A chipmunk's cheeks can stretch to be three times larger than its ...
Julie Payette looks through an overhead window while operating the Canadarm controls on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour. (Photo: NASA Shuttle Mission Imagery/Wikimedia Commons)
There are few things on earth as captivating as the night sky. Yet only a handful of humans have ever ventured off what Carl Sagan called a pale blue dot into that inky beyond. Julie Payette is one of them.
Today marks the 17th anniversary of the Canadian astronaut’s first mission into space. On that mission she was part of the first shuttle crew to dock with the International Space Station (ISS), and became the first Canadian to board the ISS.