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Governor General Mary Simon named Patron of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Her Excellency maintains a tradition of vice regal patronage that extends back to 1929 with the Society’s founding Patron The Rt. Hon. Viscount Willingdon

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People & Culture

Adventure Blog: RCGS-supported expedition heads to B.C.’s Monashee Mountains

Food planning for ski trips — do we really eat that much in a month? 

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Choropleth map of Canada showing distribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian population across census divisions

Mapping

RCGS releases new map in solidarity with Ukraine

Map shows the distribution of people of Ukrainian descent across Canada, highlighting the deep connection between the two countries

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Exploration

RCGS expedition grants give a huge boost to exciting 2022 journeys

From coast to coast to coast and into the ocean as well, eight grants expand our understanding of Canada

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People & Culture

Introducing the inaugural Trebek Initiative grantees

The new RCGS program supports emerging environmental storytellers

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Places

Mark Kristmanson and John Geiger cut the ribbon to officially open 50 Sussex

Places

50 Sussex Drive officially opens to the public with two new exhibitions

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 

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National Arts Centre setup

People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Phil Lind

The vice-chairman of Rogers Communications on his memoir, the changing telecom landscape and his relationship with a Canadian business legend

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People & Culture

Geography’s new groove: Celebrating 90 years of the RCGS

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Roots Canada to produce limited edition jackets featuring the expedition patches of notable explorers.

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cavers on the plateau near Fernie, B.C.

Exploration

Finding a new way into Canada’s deepest cave

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Expedition of the Year returns to the Bisaro Anima Cave near Fernie, B.C.

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Man paddling canoe

Exploration

Canoeing the untouched wilderness of the Labrador Peninsula

Justin Barbour and his dog, Saku, will travel 1,700 kilometres from the North West River in Labrador across remote northern Quebec to the shores of Hudson Bay

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A scuba diver at a shipwreck in Fathom Five National Marine Sanctuary

Exploration

Jill Heinerth: Why I intend to dive in every province and territory in Canada this year

Canada is rich in fresh water — but with great wealth comes great responsibility 

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People & Culture

MEC is now the official outfitter of the RCGS expeditions program

Two names synonymous with adventure are joining forces to support Canadian exploration

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Zodiac, Baffin Island, Nova Zembla, ship wreck, discovery

Exploration

RCGS flag expedition discovers wreck of Scottish whaling ship off Baffin Island

The wreck of the Nova Zembla — the first High Arctic whaling ship to be discovered — sheds light on a little-understood chapter of Canada’s past

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Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

People & Culture

Gordon Lightfoot awarded the RCGS’ Gold Medal

Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 

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Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

People & Culture

La Société Géographique Royale du Canada décerne la Médaille d’or à Gordon Lightfoot

Lightfoot a reçu sa médaille vendredi soir lors d’un concert-bénéfice donné à Toronto

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Le 50 promenade Sussex, vu de l’extérieur, autrefois appelé Canada Pavillion-Monde, sera bientôt nommé le Centre de la géographie et de l’exploration. (Photo : gracieuseté de la Commission de la capitale nationale)

Places

Cinq faits sur le 50 promenade Sussex

Apprenez davantage sur la nouvelle résidence de la Société géographique royale du Canada et le Canadian Geographic

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The Bugaboo Spire climb team in early 1900s dress

People & Culture

Photos: Ontario mountaineers recreate legendary first ascent of Bugaboo Spire

100 years ago this week, Conrad Kain became the first person to summit British Columbia's towering Bugaboo Spire. This summer, a group of climbers recreated his historic ascent.

Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

People & Culture

The story behind “Thirteen Moons,” a new work by Alex Janvier

Celebrated Indigenous artist Alex Janvier's new work is a circular mural inspired by the traditional lunar calendar. Here's how it came to be.

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A painting of Alex Trebek

People & Culture

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek reveals he’s battling pancreatic cancer

Messages of support have been pouring in for the beloved television personality and Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts

People & Culture

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with new RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts

Trudeau congratulated Shoalts on his recent appointment

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Rosalynn Carter, Arthur Milnes, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and RCGS CEO John Geiger

People & Culture

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter awarded Lawrence J. Burpee medal

Medal honours the former President's role in expanding the U.S. national parks system and work with Habitat for Humanity

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People & Culture

The RCGS announces Nikon Canada as its Official Photography Partner

Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers

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Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

Eight big moments from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

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Exploration

Stranded climber rescued from Mount Logan

Natalia Martinez was airlifted to safety at 10:30 p.m. Thursday

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Coeur de pirate (Béatrice Martin) performs at the RCGS' Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Canada gala in Toronto

People & Culture

Singer-songwriter Cœur de pirate honoured with RCGS medal

Quebec’s Béatrice Martin — better known by her stage name, Cœur de pirate — was recognized for her contributions to the Society and Canada's cultural landscape

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chef Ned Bell

People & Culture

Seafood chef Ned Bell works to bring sustainability into the kitchen

Bell is the special guest at the upcoming Vancouver GeoGala, an ocean conservation-themed fundraiser for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Ground fog in the Great Bear Rainforest

Environment

Protecting forests, in the name of the Queen

An ambitious legacy project called the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy unites forest conservation projects in the Commonwealth countries 

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Johnny Issaluk, Jared Harris, John Geiger

People & Culture

Actor Jared Harris awarded RCGS’ Louie Kamookak Medal

Inaugural award honours the legacy of the late Inuit historian 

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Environment

Federal government announces $30 million in funding for The Great Trail

Network of connected trails that spans Canada from coast to coast to coast will receive cash over a four-year period

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People & Culture

Princess Anne made an Honorary Fellow of the RCGS

Royal Family member welcomed into the society at a special presentation in London  

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Michael Gervers in Ethiopia, where he has been studying traditional Christian churches cut into the sandstone landscape

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Michael Gervers

The University of Toronto professor and expert on Ethiopian history is documenting the centuries-old craft of rock-hewn churches 

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Representatives of CPAC and the RCGS in CPAC's Ottawa studio

People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society, CPAC announce new partnership

Partnership will seek new opportunities to make Canada better known to Canadians

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