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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.

Jameel Janjua Virgin Galactic pilot

Jameel Janjua to become the first Canadian commercial space pilot. (Photo: Courtesy Virgin Galactic)

Photo: Courtesy Virgin Galactic
Commercial space flight company Virgin Galactic adds former Royal Canadian Air Force member Jameel Janjua to its pilot roster 
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology
With interviews from Chris Hadfield, Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, and more, Canadarm and Collaboration is the tale of Canada’s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day

Team Canada Adventure on a bike section of Eco-Challenge. (Photo: Akiva Griffith/Amazon Prime)

Photo: Akiva Griffith/Amazon Prime
The team's thoughts on the 2020 Eco-Challenge through Fiji
Canada's 75 biggest islands

The first exclusive wall map produced for sale by Canadian Geographic. (Poster: Canadian Geographic; cartography: Chris Brackley)

Poster: Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

Bruce Kirkby's new book recounts family adventures from a year in Himalaya, such as a day afield with a team of yaks threshing barley in the fields of Karsha, India, near the local monastery. (Book: Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre; Photo: Bruce Kirkby)

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

The abundance and diversity of life on and around Canadian mountains in the sea. Starting in the dark and deep flanks (top left) and ascending above the summit to the sunlit sea surface (bottom right), the mosaic shows cold-water corals and glass sponges on pillows of lava, a variety of fishes, octopus, crabs, seaweeds, sharks, whales, and seabirds. (Photos: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, S. Du Preez, C. Du Preez, Ocean Exploration Trust, the Northeast Pacific Seamount Expedition partners, Pacific Wild)

Photos: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, S. Du Preez, C. Du Preez, Ocean Exploration Trust, the Northeast Pacific Seamount Expedition partners, Pacific Wild.
Two marine biologists offer a glimpse of life at the bottom of the ocean during 2018, 2019 and 2020 seamount expeditions 

A grizzly bear in Bute Inlet, B.C. (Photo: Homalco Tours/Tyler Cave/Destination Campbell River)

Photo: Homalco Cultural Tours
Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

Markus Pukonen is currently five years into circumnavigating the globe without using a motorized vehicle. COVID-19 forced him to stop in India. (Photo: Routes of Change)

Photo: Routes of Change
No planes, trains or automobiles here — this adventurer is circling the globe under his own steam
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