HOW DID A CANADIAN END UP ON A QUEST TO SOLVE ONE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA’S GREAT MYSTERIES? Archeologist Dougald O’Reilly leads the effort to answer questions about Laos’s puzzling Plain of Jars
TRACING THE NILE This August will mark the 160th anniversary of John Hanning Speke’s claim to have found the source of the world’s longest river, an assertion that created one of the great myths and legacies of Victorian-era exploration
MAMMOTH MOVE The Royal Alberta Museum will move into its new downtown Edmonton home this year, a massive logistical task captured in this behind-the-scenes photo essay
‘THEY’RE OUT THERE’ After decades of conflict between humans and wolves, the Yukon is finding its balance with the top predator, which is thriving across the territory
PHOTO FINISH Presenting the winners of Canadian Geographic’s 32nd Annual Photo Competition
FOLLOWING FUNDY New Brunswick’s Fundy Footpath traverses some of Atlantic Canada’s last coastal wilderness, but increasing tourism and other development is always close at hand. How does the footpath find its balance?
‘OVER THE LAND’ It’s the meaning of Itijjagiaq, the trail that connects the communities of Iqaluit and Kimmirut across southern Baffin Island, spanning both age-old traditions and recent change
ALONG THE GREAT SEA A photo essay celebrating the 1,000-kilometre Lake Superior Water Trail, the canoe route that skirts the ancient shores of the world’s greatest freshwater expanse
RIBBON OF GREEN It’s an apt moniker for the Edmonton River Valley Trail, a route that plays an active role in the lives of many in the city
COWICHAN CONNECTION Built on the legacy of former rail lines and logging routes, the Cowichan Valley Trail now links its users to Vancouver Island’s history, cultures and communities
THE ULTIMATE GREAT TRAIL QUIZ 25 questions to test your knowledge of Canada’s country-crossing, coast-connecting trail system
BACK WHERE THEY BELONG Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Alberta’s Banff National Park
RIVER OF THE ICE GRIZZLIES Every fall in the northern Yukon, ice-covered grizzlies gather to feast on salmon spawning
BIODIVERSITY APOCALYPSE An estimated annual $175-billion business (and growing!), the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.
THE BALD EAGLES OF BESNARD LAKE The world’s longest-running study of a stable raptor population just celebrated its 50th season. Behind the research on these thriving eagles of boreal Saskatchewan.
KOMO MAI E AI It’s a traditional Hawaiian greeting that means ‘come in, eat,’ because no matter how the island of O‘ahu changes, its ancient hospitality stays the same
‘OH, DUBAI. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOU’ A culinary tour of the emirate known for its ‘seven star’ luxury bewitches — and bewilders — one of Canada’s best-known novelists
LIGHT IT UP Revellers across Taiwan ring in the lunar new year with festivals of lanterns and fi reworks. It’s a time to secure blessings and good luck — and sometimes for being struck by fl ying rockets.
4,000 KILOMETRES. 6,000 YEARS OF HISTORY. 500 PETROGLYPHS. 2 COLONIAL FORTS. 4 CULTURES. 17 STUDENTS. ONE COOL TRIP A Grade 8 class from Lethbridge, Alta. — the 2017 winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip — dives into Nova Scotia’s ancient Mi’kmaq and colonial past on a tour of historic sites and a national park
Titans of the Great Lakes It’s a multi-billion-dollar business that most of us never get to see. A glimpse into what life is like aboard the freighters that ply the Great Lakes.
A story in stone An intimate portrait of the work of the stone carvers who are turning back the clock to rejuvenate the Parliament buildings
The expeditions The leaders of the latest expeditions funded by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society share, in their own words, the most memorable moments from their epic journeys
Down to earth Roberta Bondar is Canada’s first female astronaut and a renowned photographer. These are her favourite images of Canada.
‘It's been raining! In the High Arctic!’ The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there?
The Ultimate Quiz: Cities Edition From skyscrapers to city slogans to national historic sites, 25 questions to test your urban smarts.
‘We were here first’ A profile of the cultural and business successes of the St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton, considered by many the nation’s most prosperous urban reserve.
Trash Nation Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. An exclusive investigation into the country’s dirtiest secret.
Rise of the Synathropes Synanthropes: wild animals that live near and benefit from humans. An exploration of why some species thrive among us, and how urban planners are managing their increasing numbers.
City Wide Charting the conurbation of Canada’s major cities (part-three of a three-part series)