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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.

Three of the four members of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition (left to right): Roy 'Fritz' Koerner, glaciologist, Major Ken Hedges, Regimental Medical Officer, seconded from 22 Special Air Service, Allan Gill, navigator. Not pictured: Sir Wally Herbert, expedition leader. (Photo: Mick Rowsell)

Photo: Mick Rowsell
Dr. Ken Hedges, Honourary Colonel and RCGS Fellow, recounts his amazing experience traversing the top of the world on the expedition’s anniversary
Mount Saint Helens viewed from the Johnston Ridge Observatory (C Stenner Photo)

Mount St. Helens as seen from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The massive crater left behind by the 1980 eruption is the site of numerous ongoing studies. (Photo: Christian Stenner)

Photo: Christian Stenner
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens exploded in the largest volcanic disaster ever recorded in the United States. Forty years later, work continues to understand the eruption and its aftermath — with some surprising Canadian connections.

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe
David Saint-Jacques and David McGuffin

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques records an episode of Explore with host David McGuffin.

The Canadian Space Agency astronaut on the Zen-like experience of living in orbit, his groundbreaking spacewalk, and the low-tech way he knew he’d made it to space

Steven Jackson heading to Inuvik on day five of the 6633 Arctic Ultra, a gruelling 617-kilometre footrace from the Yukon to the Northwest Territories. (Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra)

Photo courtesy 6633 Arctic Ultra
Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 

In the wilderness or on the couch, the MEC Mochilero Stretch Pants go the distance. (MEC)

If you’re only going to own one pair of pants, make it these
mars rover nasa

A depiction of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover analyzing a rock on the red planet. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Chris Herd is the only Canadian on the Mars rover sample return team
roberta bondar attwater prairie chicken wildlife refuge

RCGS Honorary Vice-President Roberta Bondar’s Society-supported expedition on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge aimed to bring awareness to the dangers faced by migratory birds. (Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation)

Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation
Since 1966, the number of Sprague’s pipits in the wild has declined by almost 80 per cent
moon lunar space

These new lunar missions would be to explore what is available on the moon from a resource point of view. (Photo: NASA)

Photo: NASA
CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen says space exploration represents a major economic opportunity for Canada
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