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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.

Conor and Kim Mihell in Nunavik

Conor and Kim Mihell on Rivière Guerin in August 2016 during a previous canoe expedition in Nunavik, Que. (Photo: Conor Mihell)

Conor and Kim Mihell in Nunavik
We aim to experience and share the vast, little-publicized wilderness of Nunavik, formerly known as Ungava
A scuba diver at a shipwreck in Fathom Five National Marine Sanctuary

Fathom Five National Marine Sanctuary in Tobermory, Ont. is a favourite hotspot for divers. (Photo: Underwater Canada)

Photo: Underwater Canada
Canada is rich in fresh water — but with great wealth comes great responsibility 
Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

Contemporary artist Chris Cran's newest series, EXPLORE, is on exhibit at 50 Sussex, Ottawa, until September (Image: RCGS)

Image: RCGS
A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection
mylene paquette holding a paddle

Mylène Paquette is the RCGS’ newest Explorer-in-Residence. (Photo: Patrick Mével)

Photo: Patrick Mével
The first North American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean discusses her new passion for ice canoeing and why protecting Canada's waterways is important
This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alta., tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. (Photo: Mountain Legacy Project)

Photo: Mountain Legacy Project
A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems
George Kourounis rappels into the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan

Dressed in a protective suit and attached to fire-resistant ropes, explorer George Kourounis prepares to descend into the burning Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan in October 2013. (Photo courtesy George Kourounis)

Photo courtesy George Kourounis
George Kourounis has been officially recognized as the first person to reach the bottom of the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan

Photo: Francois Leger-Savard

Photo: Francois Leger-Savard
Two names synonymous with adventure are joining forces to support Canadian exploration
Franklin, RCGS, Arctic, painting

RCGS Fellow and artist Christopher Walker painted “Expedition,” of Sir John Franklin's HMS Erebus and Terror, to depict the determination and hopeful spirit that carried the explorers into the Arctic in the first place. Read on to see what a few of the Society’s other Fellows are working on this year. (Image: Christopher Walker)

Painting: Christopher Walker
From painting a new side of the Franklin expedition to documenting shipwrecks along Ontario’s Hudson Bay Coast, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018
Members of the Enduring Ice Project jump from ice floe to ice floe in Nares Strait during their expedition in the summer of 2017.

Members of the Enduring Ice Project jump from ice floe to ice floe in Nares Strait during their expedition in the summer of 2017. (Photo: Enduring Ice Project)

Photo: Enduring Ice Project
An account of Enduring Ice, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2017 Expedition of the Year 
Pascale Marceau and Lonnie Dupre celebrate on the summit of Jeannette Peak in eastern B.C.

Pascale Marceau and Lonnie Dupre celebrate with the flag of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on the summit of Jeannette Peak in eastern B.C. on April 2. (Photo: Vern Stice)

Photo: Vern Stice
Pascale Marceau, Lonnie Dupre and Vern Stice reached the summit of Jeannette Peak, the highest peak in the Selwyn Range of the Canadian Rockies, on April 2
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