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A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campgrounds — a two-day hike from any direction.

A view from Flint’s Park west up the Cascade valley at sunset. Flint’s Park is one of Banff’s most remote backcountry campsites — a two-day hike from any direction. (Photo: Gavin Fitch)

Photo: Gavin Fitch
If real solitude is what you seek, block off four or five days and head for the Front Ranges in one of Canada’s most popular parks
Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

The downtown Winnipeg intersection of Portage and Main on July 1, 2017. (Photo: John Woods/The Canadian Press)

Photo: John Woods/The Canadian Press
Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

Trans-Canada Trail board chair Neil Yeates and Minister responsible for Parks Canada Catherine McKenna hold a Great Trail flag while Parks Canada CEO Daniel Watson (standing, right) and Michael Nadler, Parks Canada's vice president of external relations and visitor experience, look on. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
Network of connected trails that spans Canada from coast to coast to coast will receive cash over a four-year period
wetlands, toronto skyline, tommy thompson park

The Toronto skyline as seen from the shores of Tommy Thompson Park in Lake Ontario. (Photo: Jill Heinerth/Can Geo)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
The urban wilderness park’s wetland project sits atop a 10-hectare former waste disposal site in Lake Ontario and will be completed in 2019
Canmore Alberta as seen from The Great Trail

The Rocky Mountain peaks known as Ha Ling Peak, Mount Lawrence Grassi, Ehagay Nakoda, and Ship's Prow as seen from the Great Trail in Canmore, Alta. What will you discover in the Great Trail Treasure Hunt? (Photo: Mira Budd/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Mira Budd/Can Geo Photo Club
Canadians encouraged to hit their local section of the Great Trail in pursuit of loot 
Akademik Ioffe

A Zodiac ferries passengers from the grounded Akademik Ioffe to its sister ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov on Aug. 25, 2018.

Akademik Ioffe
Canadian Coast Guard heads to aid One Ocean Expeditions ship on Royal Canadian Geographical Society-partnered expedition 
Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in central Mexico. Discovering where the butterflies spent the winter months became a lifelong quest for a Canadian zoologist, Fred Urquhart, and his wife Norah — a mystery they solved in 1976. (Photo: Fiona McGlynn)

Photo: Fiona McGlynn
In 1976, my husband’s grandparents solved one of the world’s great natural mysteries: the monarch butterfly migration. Four decades later, we retraced their journey. 
climate change landscapes across canada

The effects of climate change can already be observed across the country, and will only become more apparent as the planet continues to warm.

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife
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
The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Point Pelee National Park is a birder’s dream, a paddler’s paradise, and the perfect place to get up close and personal with nature. (Photo: Zach Baranowski/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Zach Baranowski/Canadian Geographic
Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike
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