About Can Geo

About Us

We are Canada’s geographical magazine, connecting with more than 4.3 million readers/viewers per month.*

Canadian Geographic magazine is a Canadian magazine that is unapologetic about celebrating Canada. We’re dedicated to uncovering and communicating the stories about Canadian people, places, frontiers and issues (past and present) that Canadian magazine readers want.

Published by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, each issue of Canadian Geographic is a voyage of discovery and exploration that features the latest science, environment, travel and human and cultural stories from across Canada. The writing comes to visual life through stunning photography, elegant art direction and one-of-a-kind cartography.

This award-winning tradition began in 1930. Today, Canadian Geographic is published six times a year and is complemented by dynamic special interest publications that speak to our audience’s appetite for service-oriented editorial about Canada.

When you’re this relevant, it’s only natural to have great reach — Canadian Geographic connects with more than 4.3 million readers, in Canada and abroad, who share our fascination with Canada.

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*VIVIDATA, SPRING, 14+

Submission guidelines

We believe that the best indication of what we are looking for can be found in back issues of the magazine itself. It’s important to be familiar with our magazine, its content, architecture, audience and tone before pitching.

Always send us your ideas in writing. You can email your query to [email protected].

We like ideas to be topical and current. We look to the quality of the writing in the proposal itself for indications of how well writers write. We also need ideas that mesh with our timelines; we often plan features more than a year before they’re published, although we can fit in shorter pieces for our front-of-book and back-of-book sections more quickly. And finally, be patient. We publish Canadian Geographic six times a year and the Canadian Geographic Travel section twice a year, and that means we only buy about 28 feature stories a year. Each of those stories represents a considerable investment for us in photography, cartography and the work of the handling editor. We consider good proposals carefully and many are rejected simply because, say, we have too many science stories from British Columbia on hand or too many wildlife stories from Newfoundland. Each issue is balanced geographically and thematically. If a particular issue has a strong story from Saskatchewan in it, then there is no possibility of us slotting another into the same issue. A rejection letter from us is often the result of a decision about our needs and not your skills.

Due to the volume of pitches we receive, we are not able to respond to each query individually.

Thank you for your interest in submitting a story idea to Canadian Geographic or Canadian Geographic Travel. We look forward to reading your pitch!

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Canadian Geographic is unique.

With an editorial mandate to explore and celebrate Canada’s natural and human wonders — a point of view that is exclusive to Canadian Geographic — the magazine is unapologetically dedicated to this country.

We publish award-winning work from some of Canada’s best-known writers and photographers, and  explore the stories behind the headlines with features on wildlife, exploration, environmental science, people and culture.

Canadian Geographic Travel

We make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world!

Published as a supplement in two regular issues of Canadian Geographic, Canadian Geographic Travel takes readers on a journey of discovery, offering a compelling mix of narrative and visual travel journalism. Very much about Canada, but expands to include global horizons, looking at eco-adventures, wilderness, cultural, culinary, sport and experiential travel. Targets educated, upscale adults that are highly engaged in their world, on a domestic and global level.

Canadian Geographic Media Kit 2022

For information regarding print and online advertising, or any other advertising needs, contact:

Nicole Mullin
Director of Sales
Email: [email protected]
416 364-3333 ext. 3051

Lisa Duncan Brown
Account Manager & ADventures
Email: [email protected]
905 702-0899 or toll free 1-888-445-0052

Events

Watch this space for upcoming talks and events by Canadian Geographic and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

In case you missed it…

Check out these replays of some of our virtual talks.

Podcasts

Browse our podcasts. New episodes of Explore are released every two weeks on Tuesday; be sure to subscribe on your favourite podcasting platform so you never miss an episode.

Past issues

Browse past issues of Canadian Geographic magazine. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us at [email protected].

Special projects

Check out these other great educational projects and websites created by Canadian Geographic and our diverse partners.