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.

David Morrison, Canadian Museum of History, Massey Medal, RCGS

Dr. David Morrison, shown here in the Canadian Museum of History’s new History Hall, has been awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's 2017 Massey Medal. (Photo: Canadian Museum of History)

Photo: Canadian Museum of History
Andy Fillmore MP on CPAC Route 338 giant floor map

Andy Fillmore, MP for Halifax, poses on CPAC's new Route 338 giant floor map at an event celebrating CPAC's 25th anniversary in Ottawa September 18. A democratic literacy tool created in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the map presents Canada's 338 federal electoral districts and will be available to schools along with free lesson plans. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
The Route 338 project includes a giant floor map and educational tools created by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society to help improve Canadians' political literacy 
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, expedition, North, RCGS

A map depicting the path of Adam Shoalts's Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. He reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, on Sep. 6, 2017. (Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley; Illustration: Robert Carter/Can Geo
Shoalts, once dubbed 'Canada's Indiana Jones,' reached Baker Lake, Nunavut, yesterday after nearly four months of trekking and paddling Canada's mainland Arctic.
One Ocean Expedition RCGS Resolute

One Ocean Expedition's RCGS Resolute will set sail on its maiden voyage from Sydney, N.S., in November 2018. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
The new ice-strengthened ship will start service in November 2018

The Rt. Hon. John Turner receives a medal from Premier Kathleen Wynne and John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Photo: Jenna Muirhead-Gould)

Photo: Jenna Muirhead-Gould
Canada’s 17th prime minister was recognized for his distinguished parliamentary career and public service, and for his contribution to the advancement of Canadian geography
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

Les dignitaires dévoilent le panneau de signalisation représentant le Grand Sentier lors de la célébration du nouveau raccordement qui le relie au 50 promenade Sussex, le 16 juin. De gauche à droite : Deborah Apps, chef de la direction du Grand Sentier, Nathalie Des Rosiers, députée, Paul LaBarge, président du Grand Sentier, Catherine McKenna, ministre responsable de Parcs Canada, Jim Watson, maire de la ville d’Ottawa, John Geiger, chef de la direction de la SGRC, Yasir Naqvi, MPP, Kathleen Deschenes-Cayer, Ainée algonquine de Kitigan Zibi. (Photo : Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic) 

Photo : Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
22 000 kilomètres du sentier sont réalisés : le reste se développera d’ici la fin de l’année 2017
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 
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