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FOLLOWING FUNDY
New Brunswick’s Fundy Footpath traverses some of Atlantic Canada’s last coastal wilderness, but increasing tourism and other development is always close at hand. How does the footpath find its balance?
Online Exclusive: See more of Nick Hawkins' stunning images of the Fundy Footpath

‘OVER THE LAND’
It’s the meaning of Itijjagiaq, the trail that connects the communities of Iqaluit and Kimmirut across southern Baffin Island, spanning both age-old traditions and recent change
Online Exclusive: Watch 360-degree videos from the Itijjagiaq Trail and meet some of its stewards

ALONG THE GREAT SEA
A photo essay celebrating the 1,000-kilometre Lake Superior Water Trail, the canoe route that skirts the ancient shores of the world’s greatest freshwater expanse
Online Exclusive: Watch and listen as Dianne Whelan explains why she's attempting to hike, bike and paddle The Great Trail

RIBBON OF GREEN
It’s an apt moniker for the Edmonton River Valley Trail, a route that plays an active role in the lives of many in the city
Online Exclusive: Watch a video explaining why Edmontonians love their River Valley

COWICHAN CONNECTION
Built on the legacy of former rail lines and logging routes, the Cowichan Valley Trail now links its users to Vancouver Island’s history, cultures and communities
Online Exclusive: Meet the master carpenter who convinced the B.C. government to save the Kinsol Trestle

THE ULTIMATE GREAT TRAIL QUIZ
25 questions to test your knowledge of Canada’s country-crossing, coast-connecting trail system
Online Exclusive: You've read all about The Great Trail; now test your knowledge with our Ultimate Quiz for a chance to win great prizes!

Departments

Big picture
Celebrating Canada’s grandeur

Exposure
Showcasing Can Geo’s photo club

In a snap
Sharing Can Geo via Instagram

Polar blog
Ice road radar

On the map
Exploring cartography
Online Exclusive: Read how the map masterminds at ESRI created the interactive version of The Great Trail map

DISCOVERY

Interview
Sarah Jackson, the first woman to walk The Great Trail from Pacific to Atlantic
Online Exclusive: Meet Dana Meise, another adventurer who has tackled the Great Trail

History
How George Dawson’s surveys of the 49th parallel helped shape the nation
Online Exclusive: Read more stories about the maps in Library and Archives Canada’s collection

Wildlife
A hotel wildlife haven, island conservation, return of the pelicans and more
Online Exclusive: Read the latest wildlife stories from Canadian Geographic

Place
Quebec’s Véloroute Marie-Hélène Prémont, a historical cycling route on the St. Lawrence River’s north shore
Online Exclusive: Explore an interactive map of must-see sites along the veloroute

Infographic
How a Canadian wheelchair innovator is revolutionizing offroad accessibility
Online Exclusive: Teachers! Bring this and other science innovations into your classroom

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