How we chose this issue’s cover
Issues of Canadian Geographic with a bear or a wolf on the cover sell really well at newsstands. But somehow it doesn’t feel right to put one of those predators on the front every time. So we continue to search for other cover subjects that seem to resonate with newsstand buyers. One such subject? Dramatic Canadian landscapes, particularly those featuring icebergs. We offered up four spectacular scenic shots for the October 2016 issue’s cover vote, and if the results are any indication, the northern lights trump icebergs. Option two was the runaway winner with 49 per cent of the tally (options one, three and four received nine, 14 and 28 per cent of the vote). With such an overwhelming outcome, there’s absolutely no reason not to heed the advice of our cover voters. Now all that remains is for newsstand buyers to show a similar preference.