About "Exploration"

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.

Two people portage canoes over a large rock

Guillaume Moreau and Philippe Voghel-Robert of Expédition AKOR portage a series of impressive rapids on the Meadowbank River, Nunavut. (Photo: Expédition AKOR)

Photo: Expédition AKOR
Expédition AKOR, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2021 Expedition of the Year, finished their 7,600-kilometre trek on Nov. 8
Three polar bears cast long shadows as they move across snowy Arctic scenery

Since the start of satellite records in 1979, the number of days per year that sea ice is present has declined in each subpopulation’s region. (Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0)

Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0
The latest population statistics reflect the expensive, dangerous and complex nature of polar bear research — but innovative new techniques may offer a solution
Two men scale a steep cliff above a lake

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Joshua Kutryk and NASA Artemis astronaut Matthew Dominick hunt for rocks on a cliff above Kamestastin Lake in Labrador. The lake was created by a meteorite impact, and the area’s geology has many similarities to that of the moon. (Photo: Gordon Osinski)

Photo: Gordon Osinski
Future missions to the moon will focus heavily on geology. Fortunately, Canada offers astronauts the perfect place to hone their skills.
Dianne Whelan on the Trans Canada Trail

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety following a six-year odyssey of walking, paddling and snowshoeing.

Filmmaker Dianne Whelan has become the first person to complete the Trans Canada Trail in its entirety. Here, she shares insights from her epic cross-country journey. 
A son of the legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, Jon made his mark in the “Golden Age of diving” through his role in the Man-in-Sea experiment
Photo: Bert terHart
Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper
A diver stands on top of a submarine on the sea surface

DSV Limiting Factor above the Mariana Trench. (Photo: © Reeve Jolliffe)

Photo: © Reeve Jolliffe
Meet Limiting Factor, the submersible leading us to new depths of ocean exploration
Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. (Photo: Rolex/Cook collection)

Joseph Cook
Glaciologist Joseph Cook on the vibrant life in the Arctic ice sheet

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo

Photo: Geoff Coombs/Can Geo
New program gives a huge boost to the next generation of explorers 

Book cover: courtesy Cory Trepanier/Figure 1 Publishing

Book cover: courtesy Cory Trepanier/Figure 1 Publishing
Canadian painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier explores the sublime and rapidly changing Canadian Arctic
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