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Stories from Canada's sesquicentennial year.

In his new book, 'Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada,' Roy MacGregor examines the role that 16 of the nation's most historic rivers continue to play in shaping Canada. (Photo: Mark Reeder)

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers
The Nokedjak from Squaxin Island in Stz’uminus waters on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey.

The Nokedjak from Squaxin Island in Stz’uminus waters on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat
Images from an annual odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory in the Pacific Northwest
Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps

Explorer Adam Shoalts' latest book, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, is a deep-dive into the incredible stories behind the maps that helped shape a nation. (Illustration: Robert Carter; cover image courtesy Allen Lane publishers)

Illustration: Robert Carter; cover image courtesy Allen Lane
In A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, Adam Shoalts delves into the fascinating stories behind the people and maps that helped shape a nation  
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 
Thompson, Man., world record breaking wolf howl attempt 2017

Participants in Thompson's world record wolf howl attempt gathered in the shape of a wolf's head. 

Thousands gather to help Thompson break the Guinness World Record for greatest number of people howling like wolves in unison
Ry Moran at 50 Sussex Drive

Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, speaks at the launch of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada project at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa June 9. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on Indigenous progress in 2017 and looks ahead to 2067
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

The 9.1 acre corn maze takes about a half hour to complete.

(Photo: Vince Rattai)
What better way to celebrate the nation’s sesquentennial than getting lost in a field of corn?
Johnny Canuck illustration by Ray Fawkes

(Illustration: Ray Fawkes/Canadian Geographic)

Illustration: Ray Fawkes/Canadian Geographic
The comic-book aviator hero recalls his first encounter with the northern lights in Eagle Plains, Yukon

(Photo courtesy Roberta Bondar)

(Photo courtesy Roberta Bondar)
The former astronaut also happens to be an amazing photographer, and is using her talents to raise interest in Canada's wild spaces
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