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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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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

People & Culture

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

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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Canadian students to compete in 2018 International Geography Olympiad

This will be the first time Canada has entered a team into the competition, which is being hosted in Quebec City next August

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Jacob Burnley, Spencer Zhao and Kyle Richardson represented Canada at the National Geographic World Championship

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Team Canada’s showdown in St. Petersburg 

The behind-the-scenes story of how Team Canada captured the silver medal in a thrilling tiebreaker at the 2013 National Geographic World Championship

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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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Travel

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

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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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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Sunrise, sunset: 10 amazing ‘golden hour’ images from Can Geo’s Photo Club

There's a reason photographers call it the "magic hour" 

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Mapping

Our best maps of 2018

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 issues

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Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2021

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Team Canada for International Geography Olympiad 2019

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Team Canada ready to compete in the 2019 International Geography Olympiad

Four high school geography students are preparing to leave for Hong Kong, where they’ll represent Canada in a global geography competition

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Canadian Geographic Education's Vimy Ridge trench map in Arras

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Canadian Geographic Education commemorates Vimy Ridge centennial in France with EF Tours

Nearly 9,000 Canadian high school students explored giant floor maps of Vimy Ridge and the western front over two days

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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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Douze photographes canadiens partagent la nature qu’ils adorent

Nous avons demandé à certains des photographes les plus remarquables du Canada d’expliquer pourquoi ils dédient leur temps à capter des images de la nature. Voici ce qu’ils ont révélé.

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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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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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Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Calgary student wins Canadian Geographic Challenge

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People & Culture

5 ways to engage kids in Geography Awareness Week

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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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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

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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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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Trudeau and the Trebeks

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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 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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World traveller Michael Palin shares snaps with locals at the Demini airstrip while working on his latest project, Brazil.

People & Culture

Travels with Michael Palin

An exclusive Q&A with British explorer, comedian and actor Michael Palin

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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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Representing Canada’s geography on the new $5 bill

With eight names on the slate for the new bill, what geographical features should make the shortlist?

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People & Culture

Geo-literacy

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Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

People & Culture

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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Fellows of the royal canadian geographical society and canadian geographic challenge winners at perce, quebec

Kids

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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Mapping

The best maps we published in 2016

Exploring a year of cartographic beauty at Canadian Geographic

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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

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

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

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Canadian Geographic Best Maps 2020

Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2020

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2020 issues

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Central Esker, northwestern Manitoba

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Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward in Hong Kong

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Canadian high school students capture gold and silver at international geography competition

Team Canada picked up three medals at the 16th International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong

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Announcing the winners of the 2018 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on another great year!

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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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Calgary teen wins 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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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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Canadian Geographic national finalists

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Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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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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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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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners

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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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Introducing the 2020 Can Geo Challenge national finalists

Young geographers are preparing for a busy weekend of quizzes, virtual fieldwork, and a live-streamed national final

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Challenge finalists

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Can Geo Challenge 2021 National Final Weekend

Meet the top 20 finalists competing in the 2021 Challenge National Final

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

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Education declaration

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Jack Cheng, national champion of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge, meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Prime Minister Trudeau congratulates Can Geo Challenge national champion

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Places

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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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Kids

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge: Registration now open

Attention teachers! Sign up now for the CEDC, the only energy literacy competition in Canada where students K-12 compete for more than 100 prizes worth a total $40,000!

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Announcing the winners of the 2020 Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

In spite of school closures due to COVID-19, classrooms found creative ways to complete the 16 challenges focused on helping students become more energy-conscious

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: South Georgia

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Canadian Geographic Challenge live in 2016

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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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Geography education in Quebec: not all bad news

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Places

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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Calgary teen crowned Can Geo Challenge Champion

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The Great Canadian Geography Challenge

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Team Canada wins silver at National Geographic World Championship

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Canadian Geographic Education

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