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.

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

Climber Natalia Martinez photographed from a plane during her solo traverse of Yukon's Mount Logan. Earlier in her expedition, Icefield Discovery Tours delivered a new crampon from the sky after hers broke. Earthquakes have since stranded her high on the mountain. (Photo: Icefield Discovery Tours)

Natalia Martinez, an RCGS expedition grant recipient, is currently awaiting rescue from Canada's highest mountain

RCGS President Gavin Fitch announced April 18 that Bondar had been appointed the newest Honorary Vice-President of the Society (Photo: Tom Sandler)

Photo: Tom Sandler
The astronaut, neurologist and landscape photographer now has another title to add to her impressive resume

(Photo: © Adventure Science/Liz Barney)

An excerpt from The Boundless Life: 13 Lessons Learned the Hard Way 
David Attenborough with RCGS President Gavin Fitch

Sir David Attenborough accepts the Gold Medal of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society from RCGS President Gavin Fitch at Canada House, London, U.K. on March 21. (Photo: Paul Glen)

Photo: Paul Glen
Broadcasting legend honoured at Canada House in London, U.K. for lifelong contributions to advancing public awareness of geography
A replica Sopwith Pup biplane is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016

A replica Sopwith Pup biplane, built by Vimy Flight volunteers and Air Cadets, is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016. (Photo: Carlo Ricci/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Carlo Ricci/Canadian Geographic
Replica biplanes, giant floor maps headed to France for Vimy Ridge centennial events 
Rosalynn Carter, Arthur Milnes, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and RCGS CEO John Geiger

John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (right) presented the Lawrence J. Burpee medal to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Georgia February 19. With them, from left, are Rosalynn Carter and Arthur Milnes. (Photo: Bobby Ellis/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Bobby Ellis/Canadian Geographic
Medal honours the former President's role in expanding the U.S. national parks system and work with Habitat for Humanity
Adam Shoalts in Waterton Lakes National Park

Explorer Adam Shoalts will embark on an expedition to traverse the Arctic Circle from May to September 2017. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Shoalts is fundraising to support his goal of traversing 4,000 kilometres of the Arctic Circle 
Help us populate this map with tunes about Canada in time for the nation's 150th birthday
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