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Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Parks Canada)

Parks Canada archeologists stand behind burnt remains of bison skull and bones after the 2017 Kenow wildfire, Waterton Lakes National Park. (Photo: Parks Canada)

Photo: Parks Canada
Lead archeologist Bill Perry discusses the latest findings and what they reveal about the region
Panning for gold

Left: More than 150 people panned for gold at the 2018 Yukon Goldpanning Championships. Right: Lorraine Millar looks for tiny flakes in of gold in her pan in the elite competition. (Photos: Reine Mihtla)

Photos: Reine Mihtla
A Dawson City, Yukon goldpanner is among several Canadians headed to the World Goldpanning Championship in Slovakia
Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when the schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.
Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.
Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon. This image is part of a series, “Amazon: Paradise Threatened,” by American photographer Daniel Beltra exploring the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Beltra placed third in the Environment - Stories category of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest. (Photo: Daniel Beltra)

Photo: Daniel Beltra
Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
Calgary Stampede Indian Village Elbow River Camp

The Calgary Stampede has renamed its Indian Village the Elbow River Camp in acknowledgment of more than a century of tradition for the five First Nations of Treaty 7. (Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic
Calgary Stampede’s “Indian Village” renamed “Elbow River Camp”
Cover of new book ICE, with author photo of Klaus Dodds

In his new book, Klaus Dodds explores not just the physical manifestations of ice, but their deeper meanings. (Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books)

Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books
In his new book, Klaus Dodds delves into the fascinating natural and cultural history of ice
Shining Falls in the boreal forest

Pimachiowin Aki has been recognized by UNESCO for both its natural and cultural significance. (Photo: Pimachiowin Aki Corporation)

Photo: Pimachiowin Aki Corporation
The 29,040-square-kilometre swath of boreal forest on the Manitoba-Ontario border is the first World Heritage Site in Canada to be recognized for both its cultural and natural significance
Two divers scuba diving in a cave in the Bahamas

This image, taken in a cave in the Bahamas, is an example of cave diving in good conditions, says Jill Heinerth. “Nothing like the horrors they are experiencing in Thailand.” (Photo: Jill Heinerth)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
Expert cave diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth explains the risks and challenges of rescuing a boys’ soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand
Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Guests mingle inside “Explore,” an exhibition of paintings by Chris Cran that is part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
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
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