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.

Alex Trebek, Jeopardy, Canada Day, RCGS, Society, award

Alex Trebek, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, seen here standing in front of the Society's new headquarters at 50 Sussex Dr., has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Can Geo)

Photo: Colin Rowe/Can Geo
The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday
Mark Kristmanson and John Geiger cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex

Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission, and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex Drive, the Geography and Exploration Pavilion, in Ottawa on June 28, 2017. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society play host to a National Capital Commission exhibition and a new work by Indigenous artist Alex Janvier 
dignitaries unveil new wayfinding signage for the great trail at 50 Sussex

Dignitaries unveil wayfinding signage for The Great Trail at an event celebrating a new Ottawa trail spur at 50 Sussex Drive June 16. Left to right: Great Trail CEO Deborah Apps, MPP Nathalie Desrosiers, Great Trail Chair Paul LaBarge, Minister Responsible for Parks Canada Catherine McKenna, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, RCGS CEO John Geiger, MPP Yasir Naqvi, Algonquin Elder Kathleen Deschenes-Cayer from Kitigan Zibi. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Some 22,000 kilometres of cross-Canada trail is now complete, with more to come by end of 2017 
George Kourounis RCGS flag Piro Peak North Korea

George Kourounis displays the flag of the RCGS atop Piro Peak, the tallest point in the Myohyang Mountains of central North Korea. (Photo courtesy George Kourounis) 

Photo courtesy George Kourounis
The host of Angry Planet and Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society reveals the natural beauty of one of the least-visited countries in the world
floe edge Mittimatalik Pond Inlet Nunavut Jill Heinerth

On the floe edge at Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet, Nunavut). (Photo: Jill Heinerth) 

Photo: Jill Heinerth
"Arctic on the Edge" expedition will see the RCGS' Explorer-in-Residence document the life cycle of Arctic ice and gather Inuit testimony on climate change
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, RCGS, 50 Sussex Dr., Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Inuit, First Nations, Métis

Partners in the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada project outside 50 Sussex Dr. Left to right: Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami; Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Ry Moran, director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Marc LeClair of the Métis National Council; Roberta Jamieson, president and CEO of Indspire; John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS; Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan. (Photo: Matt Zambonin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Matt Zambonin/Canadian Geographic
Ambitious multi-platform, Indigenous-led project will be a tool for education and reconciliation 
Canada Embassy of Norway Royal Canadian Geographical Society Roald Amundsen

Left: Cloth-bound editions of a new English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diary on display at a celebration co-hosted by the Embassy of Norway and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Right: Norway’s Ambassador to Canada Anne Kari Ovind with RCGS CEO John Geiger. (Photos: Nick Walker/Lindsay Ralph/Canadian Geographic)

Photos: Nick Walker/Lindsay Ralph/Canadian Geographic
The Embassy of Norway has gifted Canada with the first English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diaries, reaffirming a shared polar past and future 
Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb

Hobnails and Hemp Rope expedition members Rob LeBlanc, Garry Reiss, Bryan Thompson and Natalia Danalachi decked out in early 20th-century climbing gear during last summer's centennial climb of Bugaboo Spire. (Photo: Ivan Petrov)

Photo: Ivan Petrov
Hobnails and Hemp Rope documents the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb, a 2016 RCGS flag expedition paying homage to Austrian-Canadian mountaineer Conrad Kain
Adam Shoalts north Arctic Circle exploration maps cartography

A map of Adam Shoalts' solo across the Arctic journey. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
The renowned explorer embarks on an epic 4,000-kilometre solo trek
Adam Shoalts, exploration

Canadian explorer Adam Shoalts on a previous expedition. This year's will take him 4,000 kilometres across the Arctic Circle. (Photo courtesy of Adam Shoalts)

Photo courtesy of Adam Shoalts
Five-month trek will take him across the Arctic Circle from Old Crow, Yukon to Baker Lake, Nunavut
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