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Adam Shoalts on new book Alone Against the North

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in The RCGS on Monday, October 5, 2015

Explorer Adam Shoalts, mid-adventure. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Click to enlarge book cover (Photo courtesy of: Penguin Random House Canada)

A couple of years ago Adam Shoalts set out to explore the little known Again River. With the help of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he was going to canoe the river, mapping it as he went. The expedition spawned global media coverage, inclusion in Canadian Geographic’s greatest 100 modern-day explorers, and a book about his adventures called Alone Against the North, which is due out October 6, 2015. Here, the ...

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Teens trek into Rockies in search of caribou

Posted by Thomas Hall in Nature on Friday, October 2, 2015

“The trail is around here somewhere. It has to be, but let’s keep heading towards the highway.”

We weren’t lost, exactly. All we had to do was walk downhill and we’d eventually hit the highway, but we weren’t on a trail either. We were misplaced, a mere four kilometres or so from our pickup point, but between us and our ride home lay thick underbrush and a series of cold muddy creeks.

What better place to search for an elusive herd of 12 woodland caribou? The White Goat Wilderness Area is ...

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10 RCGS updates from September

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in The RCGS on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition, which successfully returned in September. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)

There's a lot of ways to make Canada better known to Canadians. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is trying as many ways as possible.

While best known for its iconic magazine, Canadian Geographic, the Society also supports expeditions across the country, provides grants and scholarships for geography research, and promotes geographic literacy through a variety of free teacher resources.

Here's a bit of what the Society got up to in September.

Malerualik Expedition
RCGS Fellow ...

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Throwback Thursday: Canada's first satellite

Posted by Nick Walker in History on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cover image from Canadian Geographic's January 1963 cover story about Alouette, Canada's first satellite. Read the full article here. (Photo: Canadian Geographic Archives)

Scientists hoped Alouette I, Canada’s first satellite, would transmit data for a year, and expected it to stay in orbit for three to five centuries. The device was rocketed into the upper ionosphere, more than a kilometre above the Earth, on Sept. 29, 1962, and though long since deactivated, is still circling the planet.

The tale of Canada’s momentous entry into the space race was Canadian Geographical Journal’s cover feature in January 1963 [Read the full article here]. It was written by A.H. ...

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How a sunken canoe improved an Arctic adventure

Posted by Guest Blogger in The RCGS on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Alice helps Bruce find his footing in the dense tundra scrub as the team portages during the Together to the Tundra expedition. (Photo: Dan Clark)

This summer the RCGS-supported expedition Together to the Tundra spent two months canoeing through some of Canada's most remote landscapes. Dan Clark, Alice Young Clark, their young children Koby and Ava Fei, and their friends Bruce Bembridge and Marilyn Toulouse paddled from Yellowknife, along Great Slave Lake and passed through the proposed Thaydene Nene National Park on the historic Pike’s Portage route. The expedition stretched over 1,000 kilometres. Here, Dan Clark tells one of their stories.

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