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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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Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)

Alex Trebek stands on a stage with Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni remember Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek's involvement in the Canadian Geographic Challenge and International Geographic Olympiad inspired generations of young learners

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British and French airmen fly over the monument prior to the opening of the service

History

Vimy Canadian Memorial photo essay

A trip back in time to the memorial’s dedication

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Alex Trebek stands on a lawn with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society headquarters in the background

People & Culture

Alex Trebek and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in photos

A collection of photos showcase Alex Trebek's contributions to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society during his life

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People & Culture

12 Canadian photographers share the nature they love

We asked some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers why they dedicate their time to capturing images of nature. Here’s what they said.

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History

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People & Culture

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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rcgs awards ceremony

People & Culture

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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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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Canadian Geographic publisher Gilles Gagnier

People & Culture

In memory of Gilles Gagnier

The publisher of Canadian Geographic and COO (and Fellow) of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society passed away suddenly at the age of 51

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

People & Culture

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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Articles

People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from February

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

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People & Culture

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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Travel

Churchill photo tour

Take a walk with photo editor Jessica Finn and associate editor Michela Rosano as they explore Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season on assignment for Canadian Geographic

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People & Culture

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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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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Canadian astronauts pose inside the Living in Space Exhibition

Exploration

Canadian Space Agency astronaut profiles

The men and women that have become part of Canada’s space team

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk

Exploration

Timeline of the Canadian Space Agency

The significant CSA events since Alouette’s launch

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Kids

A showcase of geographical knowledge at the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Kids

Calgary teen wins 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

Kids

Education declaration

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Kids

Canadian Geographic Education

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Kids

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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Team Canada International Geography Olympiad 2018

Kids

Young Canadian geographers win five medals at International Geography Olympiad

Team Canada claimed two silver and three bronze medals at the global geography competition held in Quebec City

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Future of Michif program launch Gilles Gagnier Sherry Soll Glen McCallum

Kids

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Canadian Geographic launch program to revive the Michif language

The Future of Michif program aims to inspire the next generation of Métis to learn their traditional language and educate Canadians on Métis history and culture

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Kids

Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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Kids

Meet the finalists of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

From June 3 to 5, these 20 young geographers will vie for the title of National Champion in Ottawa

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Kids

Canadian Geographic Challenge live in 2016

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners

Kids

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on all their energy conservation efforts!

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canadian high arctic research station

Science & Tech

Photos from the Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne shares his photos from the northern science hub

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Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency announces final 17 astronaut candidates

The final stage of a recruitment process that began almost a year ago with 3,700+ applicants has begun

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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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Letterkenny

People & Culture

The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography

From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada’s geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

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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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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Who is gate-keeping Canadianness?

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou reflects on a digital storytelling project that saw 28 graduate students from across Canada answer the question: Who am I?

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society proud to announce partnership in Franklin search

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History

Canadian Geographic to conduct review of past issues

Magazine to look for evidence of racist language and attitudes in every issue published since 1930 and report on its findings

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The Queen and a man walking with Lake Louise in the background

History

The Queen and Canada: A Platinum Jubilee timeline

Noteworthy occasions in a lifetime of service between Queen Elizabeth II and the Commonwealth country she has visited more than any other

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People & Culture

Calgary student wins Canadian Geographic Challenge

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Places

Photos: The stunning biodiversity of Algonquin Provincial Park

Photographer Megan Lorenz shares her experience shooting in Canada's oldest provincial park

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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A black-and-white photo of a film maker looks through the lens of his camera

People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Throwback Thursday: How Can Geo Education began

The origin and evolution of Can Geo Education

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People & Culture

Geographers create action plan for geographic education in Canada

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Trudeau and the Trebeks

People & Culture

Trudeau, Trebek and a Rear-Admiral: the Royal Canadian Geographical Society bolsters its Fellowship with three incredible leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jean Trebek and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson join the organization as Honorary Fellows

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

People & Culture

Six awesome things that happened when Alex Trebek came to Ottawa

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

People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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People & Culture

Farewell to the Canadian penny

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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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Deline Tsa Tue

People & Culture

Photos: Life inside the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve

Photographer Angela Gzowski shares her experience shooting within the Deline community

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People & Culture

Astronauts attending the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

People & Culture

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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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from October

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

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People & Culture

Statement on COVID-19 from RCGS CEO John Geiger

A message to our readers, Fellows, members and supporters

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the 8 stamps that make up the Bears series from Canada Post

People & Culture

Canadian Geographic and Canada Post launch Bears, a new stamp series

The set features photography of Canada’s bear species by Robert Postma and Can Geo Photographer-In-Residence Michelle Valberg

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People & Culture

Submit now to the Great Canadian Song Map

Help us populate this map with tunes about Canada in time for the nation's 150th birthday

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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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Travel

Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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Everest by sunrise

Exploration

The pull of Everest

A century after a Canadian was instrumental in charting the world's highest peak, a fellow Canadian reflects on the magnetism of Everest

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