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Follow Canada’s greatest explorers and adventurers as they travel to the remote corners of the country, deep beneath the Earth’s surface and across oceans, to the tops of mountains and into space.

Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett
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.
Portion of Paolo Forlani's 1560 map of the world showing "Canada" for the first time
Map: Paolo Forlani, courtesy Library and Archives Canada
In 1560, Italian map engraver Paolo Forlani became the first to include "Canada" on a printed map
Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps
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  
polar bear, wapusk national park, Best Wildlife Photography 2018, Daisy Gilardini
Photo: Daisy Gilardini
Photographer Daisy Gilardini talks about polar bears in Wapusk National Park and her Best Wildlife Photography 2018 cover shot
Cover image from The Raftsmen, Firefly Books 2017
Illustration: Dmitry Bondarenko, courtesy Firefly Books
The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 
Canada, arctic, C3, expedition, northwest passage, icebreaker
Photo: Michelle Valberg
Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg shares images of the Arctic from her time aboard the Canada C3 Expedition 
Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France
Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing
Images courtesy HarperCollins
Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the "more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration" that the 21st century demands 
Thou Shalt do no Murder, Minik, The New York Eskimo, Kenn Harper
Images courtesy Nunavut Arctic College Media, Steerforth Press
In his new book, Thou Shalt Do No Murder, historian Kenn Harper explores how the killing of a trader in 1920 set off a clash of cultures in the Canadian High Arctic that still resonates today
Paul Gleeson aboard the Arctic Joule
In his new book, Rowing the Northwest Passage, Canadian adventurer Kevin Vallely recounts his 2013 attempt to transit the famous Arctic route  
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