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Editors’ behind-the-scenes insights through Twitter and Instagram

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Presenting the 2019 RCGS award winners

In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

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Remembering Alex Trebek

While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society join forces

The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership

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Alex Trebek gives his remarks on stage at the official opening event of 50 Sussex

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RCGS announces the new Alex Trebek Medal for Geographic Literacy

The Society honoured the Jeopardy! host's tireless support of geographic education in Canada by renaming one of its most prestigious awards

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Alex Trebek and John Geiger at the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Celebrating 25 years of the Canadian Geographic Challenge with Alex Trebek

Fellows, explorers and past Challenge champions gathered at 50 Sussex to honour Alex Trebek and launch this year's Challenge

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The glass-paned front of 50 Sussex Drive reflects the last rays of sunset

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Welcome to 50 Sussex, Canada’s new Centre for Geography and Exploration

The new headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is transforming the way the 90-year-old organization carries out its mandate

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

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10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Wade Davis, Alex Trebek, Justin Trudeau, John Geiger 50 Sussex official opening

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Five awesome things that happened at the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration

It was an evening of emotional tributes and reflection on what it means to be Canadian

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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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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)

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5 facts about 50 Sussex Drive

Get to know the new home of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic

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Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

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Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic

Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work

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Q&A with award-winning geography teacher Mike Farley

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The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020

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Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2020

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues

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Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

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New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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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)

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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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10 beautiful snaps from around the world

10 destinations to add to your must-see list, as captured by @CanGeoTravel's editors and Instagram community

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Gear review: Heli-hiking in the Cariboo Mountains with the new Nikon D850

Canadian Geographic's creative director tests Nikon's latest full-frame model on a heli-hiking experience with Canadian Mountain Holidays 

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Gear review: A foldable daypack perfect for hiking and travelling

Eagle Creek's packable daypack, which folds into a tiny pouch, is ideal for any traveller tight on space. 

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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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Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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Alex Trebek with students from Robert Bondar Public School in Ottawa, Ont. (Photo: RBPS staff)

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Six awesome things that happened when Alex Trebek came to Ottawa

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Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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2013 Innovation in Geography Teaching Award winner : Andrew Young

For an educator who has gone above and beyond their job description to further geographic literacy

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Alex Trebek named an Officer of the Order of Canada

The Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and longtime host of Jeopardy! was nominated on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday

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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

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Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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World traveller Michael Palin receives RCGS Gold

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Canadians debate best place to skate

Twitter users engage in a friendly battle to determine Canada's best outdoor skating rink.

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10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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Family with toddlers concludes cross-Canada canoe trip

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10 RCGS updates from February

Here's a bit of what the RCGS got up to last month

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Canadian MP reflects on experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge

Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir reflects on his experience in the Canadian Geographic Challenge.

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Matt LeMay is Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence

The new program affirms CanGeo's commitment to visual storytelling, supporting big ideas on the big screen

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5 ways to engage kids in Geography Awareness Week

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Geo-literacy

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Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

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Geographic education award renamed in honour of Gilles Gagnier

The inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education will be presented to an outstanding educator this fall

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Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

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A special message from Alex Trebek

There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 

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A new home for the RCGS: 50 Sussex

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration

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Travel

Photos: west Texas

From the beauty of Davis Mountains State Park to the legacy of Big Bend National Park, Javier Frutos captures the parks of the Lone Star state

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Wildlife

15 adorable photos of baby foxes

As far as baby animals go, the cuteness factor of fox kits is hard to beat

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Environment

10 photos of monarch butterflies from the Can Geo Photo Club

Some of our favourite shots of monarch butterflies from the Can Geo Photo Club in honour of the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz

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Dispatches from Antarctica: South Georgia

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Slide showing photos of the members of the 2021 iGeo Team Canada and their coaches

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Team Canada nabs four medals at 2021 International Geography Olympiad

Each of the four members of Team Canada walked away with a medal following a tough virtual competition

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Une nouvelle résidence pour la SGRC : le 50 promenade Sussex

La Société géographique royale du Canada annonce l’ouverture de son nouveau centre de la Géographie et de l’Exploration du Canada

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Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

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Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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Environment

Global geography community calls for action on climate and biodiversity crises

80 global geography societies and organizations from 59 countries have signed a joint declaration urging the world’s leaders to protect nature and secure a liveable climate

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Canadian Geographic Education

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Alex Trebek presents winners of 20th Canadian Geographic Challenge

A grade 10 student from Calgary, Alberta has been crowned Canada’s newest geography champion.

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Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

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