Have you ever wondered what it's like to be up close and personal with a wolf or what the inside of one of Canada's volcanoes looks like? (Yes, Canada does have volcanoes). What about learning the secret to what makes some mushrooms so magical or where you should go in P.E.I. for the best oysters? You have the questions, and Canadian Geographic has the answers.
There's lots to unpack in our September/October 2023 issue, from our cover story about cloud wolves to our special in-depth look at the potential of mushrooms. Plus! Twenty pages of adventure, including a rugged trip to the Torngats and a festival for stargazers. This issue hits the stands on Aug. 21 and can be found in your local bookstores, Shoppers Drug Mart and other magazine retailers. But we don't want you to have to wait.
Here is a quick look inside our upcoming issue with VIP access to some of our favourite stories.
It was a close call between our three cover options, but this beautiful wolf captured by Christoph Jansen came out on top with 38 per cent of the votes.
Photographers Fabienne and Christoph Jansen were behind their lenses for all of these mesmerizing shots taken during an adventurous holiday to northern Manitoba in search of the Opoyastin wolf pack. The duo says every encounter with a wild wolf is a touching experience, so we hope they’re thrilled with this cool canine for cover. We know we are!
Big "Pitcher" (picture)
Photo by Samantha Stephens
As winter approaches, young spotted salamanders in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ont., migrate from their aquatic hatching grounds to the forest. But as they cross the bogs on the way, an unexpected predator awaits. Carnivorous northern pitcher plants are known to capture flies, but the discovery that they could also devour vertebrate prey was a revelation. A science and conservation photojournalist, Stephens captured this otherworldly shot of two doomed salamanders.
Feature sneak peek: Sleeping giant
Something melted a hole through the glacier above the Mount Meager volcano in 2016. A perilous expedition ventured deep inside the cave to find out, did the volcano wake up? By Christina Frangou
Christian Stenner walked across British Columbia's Job Glacier and came to a hard stop. At his feet, the icy ground ended at a precipice. On the other side, he could see a cave.
Stenner was looking into a seven-metre-wide chasm. Across it, toxic steam gushed from a tunnel, obscur- ing what lay behind. The air reeked of rotten eggs — a warning sign of hydrogen sulfide gurgling up from somewhere inside. Over there, Stenner thought, is where I need to be.
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The future is fungi
Clean up crew When wildfires burn through human areas, they leave behind a toxic mess. Hazardous ash from the incinerated remains of household waste, building materials, pesticides and more leaves pollutants like arsenic, asbestos and lead in the soil. Runoff from this ash can end up in local creeks and drinking water. Workers do their best to remove much of the toxic debris, but what about the pollutants buried beneath burned-out buildings? Enter mycoremediation. Macrofungi, such as oyster mushrooms, can accumulate and
break down an array of hazardous metals and restore damaged environments. They can even help clean up oil spills. And they’re tasty! “You take contaminated soil and mix it with something mushrooms like to eat, seed it with button mushrooms and then even eat them after,” says Greg Thorn, a fungal ecology expert at Western University in London, Ont.