About "RCGS"

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, and one of the largest non-profit educational organizations in the nation.

cavers on the plateau near Fernie, B.C.

Cavers on the Bisaro Plateau near Fernie, B.C. (Photo: Jérôme Genairon)

Photo: Jérôme Genairon
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Expedition of the Year returns to the Bisaro Anima Cave near Fernie, B.C.
nova zembla expedition, arctic

A drone captures a bird's eye view of Matthew Ayre and Michael Moloney in their Zodiac near Buchan Gulf, Nunavut. (Photo: Matthew Ayre/Nova Zembla Expedition)

Photo: Matthew Ayre/Nova Zembla Expedition
Matthew Ayre and Michael Moloney review the MEC items that helped them discover the whaling vessel wreck in the High Arctic
Johnny Issaluk, Jared Harris, John Geiger

Actor Jared Harris (centre) with RCGS CEO John Geiger (right) and Terror castmate Johnny Issaluk at the 89th Annual College of Fellows dinner in Ottawa. Harris accepted the Society’s inaugural Louie Kamookak Medal for his portrayal of Capt. Francis Crozier in The Terror. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 
National Arts Centre setup

Guests at the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner mingle inside the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner
Carole Saad, 50 Sussex

Ottawa event maven Carole Saad takes the podium at an event at 50 Sussex as part of her latest role. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Carole Saad, 50 Sussex
Established event designer to promote the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical and Canadian Geographic
Michael Palin
Michael Palin speaks about his new book, a history of the polar exploration vessel HMS Erebus, at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's new headquarters at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2018. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)
Michael Palin at 50 Sussex (Photo: Ben Powless)
The author, actor and member of Monty Python wrapped up the Canadian leg of his North American book tour with a sold-out show in Ottawa  
RCGS Resolute in Sydney, N.S.

The RCGS Resolute sails toward port in Sydney, N.S. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
One Ocean Expeditions celebrates the recommissioning of RCGS Resolute, the first vessel flagged for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in Cape Breton
RCGS Resolute in Paradise Bay, Antarctica

An artist's rendition of the new RCGS Resolute in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. (Illustration: One Ocean Expeditions)

Illustration: One Ocean Expeditions
Explore the features of the RCGS Resolute, the first vessel to be flagged for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and learn more about the history behind the ship's name
Nathalie Lasselin, RCGS Fellows, diving, exploration

Nathalie Lasselin recently completed a 70-kilometre dive along the entire length of Montreal Island, part of her Urban Water Odyssey expedition to explore the St. Lawrence, test for pollutants and raise awareness of the critical importance of the river. Read on to see what a few of the Society’s other Fellows have been working on this year. (Photo: Nathalie Lasselin)

Photo: Nathalie Lasselin
From putting the “Canada” back in an iconic species’ name to studying a massive iceberg-calving Antarctic iceshelf, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in 2018
Artists Hilde Lambrechts, Kirstin Davidson and Kim Lulashnyk standing inside their Compass: Peace in All Directions art installation.

Artists (left to right) Hilde Lambrechts, Kirstin Davidson and Kim Lulashnyk stand among the ceramic roses, feathers, birds and fleur-de-lis sculptures they created for their art installation Compass: Peace in All Directions, to be decommissioned on Sept. 30. (Photo: The Ottawa Guild of Potters)

Photo: The Ottawa Guild of Potters
Ottawa art installation Compass: Peace in All Directions to be decommissioned and sold to the public this Sunday, Sept. 30
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