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chateau de saumur and the town of saumur

The 12th-century Château de Saumur towers above the town of the same name, one of many picture-perfect spots along France's historic Loire Valley. (Photo: Christophe Gagneux/Pixim Communication)

Photo: Christophe Gagneux/Pixim Communication
Discover the highlights of this UNESCO-protected gem known as the cradle of French wine and cuisine
Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett

In New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before (inset), social geographer Alastair Bonnett delivers on the title's promise: new ways of seeing our world, like this map of undersea cables. (Images courtesy Aurum Press)

Images courtesy Aurum Press
In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.
Paddling on the lower salt river, mesa arizona

Paddling on the Salt River is a great way to experience Mesa's breathtaking desert landscape and diverse flora and fauna. (Photo courtesy Visit Mesa)

Photo courtesy Visit Mesa
Can Geo's travel editor-at-large rounds up five activities that are a must-do for visitors to this picturesque Phoenix suburb
View of Coal Harbour from room at Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The view of Coal Harbour from a room at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Recognized for its picturesque gardens and situated next to Stanley Park, proximity to nature is just part of the Bayshore experience. (Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic
With its picturesque gardens, onsite apiary and visiting otter, Vancouver's historic waterfront hotel is close to nature by design
halloween horror nights, trick r' treat, scare zone, universal orlando resort

Creepy characters await guests at one of Halloween Horror Nights' Scare Zones. (Photo: Ali Beemer/Universal Orlando Resort)

Photo: Ali Beemer/Universal Orlando Resort
A spooky annual Halloween event offers thrills and chills on a grand scale
Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls aerial photo

The Niagara Falls, Ont., location of Great Wolf Lodge, the renowned hotel-meets-waterpark brand. (Photo courtesy Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls)

Photo courtesy Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
The ultimate hotel-meets-waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont., delivers on a complete family getaway
George Hunter, photographer

In his 70-year career, photographer George Hunter criss-crossed Canada more than 100 times. His self-stated mission was "to show Canadians, and the world, a little of our country." (Photo courtesy Firefly Books, Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation)

Photo courtesy Firefly Books, Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation
George Hunter made it his lifelong mission to show Canadians their country. Now, his iconic images have been compiled into a book. 
Broadview hotel night view queen and broadview long exposure

The Broadview Hotel by night. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
A 19th-century landmark gets a luxurious, thoroughly modern facelift
hikers heli-hiking cariboo mountains canadian mountain holidays

Hikers summit a peak in the Cariboo Mountains, September 2017. Canadian Geographic creative director Javier Frutos brought the new Nikon D850 full-frame camera along on the trip. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's creative director tests Nikon's latest full-frame model on a heli-hiking experience with Canadian Mountain Holidays 
Canada, arctic, C3, expedition, northwest passage, icebreaker

A view of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker that housed the Canada C3 expedition in the Northwest Passage. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg shares images of the Arctic from her time aboard the Canada C3 Expedition 
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