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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
A photo of Ottawa from orbit

NASA astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel, who holds dual American and Canadian citizenship, tweeted this photo of Ottawa from orbit on Canada Day. (Photo: A.J. Feustel)

Photo: A.J. Feustel
Canadian NASA astronaut tweets Canada Day greetings with a photo of Ottawa 
Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Stampede

Harland Smalleyes, a dancer representing the Stoney Nakoda and Blackfoot First Nations, performs during the 2017 Calgary Stampede. (Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic
Beyond the rodeo and the chuckwagon races, the Calgary Stampede is one of the country’s longest-running public celebrations of Indigenous cultures
Students fishing on the Rideau Canal

At Beveridges Locks near Perth, Ont., students had the chance to go fishing in the Rideau Canal, and a couple of them caught sunfish and bass. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
Highlights from day three of Canada's Coolest School Trip
Students on Canada's Coolest School Trip

After leaving Alberta at 4 a.m., the students who won Canada's Coolest School Trip were happy to finally arrive at Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni)

Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni
Highlights from the first day of Canada's Coolest School Trip
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