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Churchill Wild Great Ice Bear Adventure Dymond Lake Ecolodge

Two Churchill Wild guides speak calmly to a polar bear during a Great Ice Bear Adventure experience at Dymond Lake Ecolodge on the shores of Hudson Bay. All polar bear encounters are carefully managed to keep the guests safe and the bears wild. (Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic
Photographer Dax Justin shares what it’s like to walk on the tundra with the apex predator on an Arctic safari with Churchill Wild
Royal Alberta Museum, move,

Ken Romanyshyn moves a carefully packaged model ofa giant bison onto a truck at the Royal Alberta Museum's old building.

Amber Bracken
The Royal Alberta Museum officially opens its new dowtown Edmonton building today, capping a complex multi-year move that’s captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay
Michael Palin Erebus

Author Michael Palin visited the Northwest Passage in the summer of 2017 while penning his latest book, Erebus, about the famed vessel that now rests there. (Photo: Michael Palin; cover image courtesy Random House Canada)

Photo: Michael Palin; cover image courtesy Random House Canada
An exclusive abridged excerpt from a new book by the famed explorer, actor and comedian
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. 
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