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Welcome to our HQ. Here you'll find events and exhibits held at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa by Canadian Geographic, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and our partners.

Canadian Geographic September/October 2018 issue

Cover options for the September/October issue of Canadian Geographic. Although the bison won the audience vote, the Can Geo team decided to go with the first option. Read on to find out why.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
A photo of Ottawa from orbit

NASA astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel, who holds dual American and Canadian citizenship, tweeted this photo of Ottawa from orbit on Canada Day. (Photo: A.J. Feustel)

Photo: A.J. Feustel
Canadian NASA astronaut tweets Canada Day greetings with a photo of Ottawa 
Guests at a launch event for the RCGS summer exhibit series

Guests mingle inside “Explore,” an exhibition of paintings by Chris Cran that is part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2018 Summer Exhibits series at 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Summer series features three exhibitions: Compass by Hilde Lambrechts, Explore by Chris Cran, and Lessons from the Arctic, an artifact display honouring Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
Chris Cran, RCGS, art, explore, explorers

Contemporary artist Chris Cran's newest series, EXPLORE, is on exhibit at 50 Sussex, Ottawa, until September (Image: RCGS)

Image: RCGS
A major portrait series by the acclaimed contemporary artist is now part of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s permanent collection
Three people looking down at a giant floor map

Educator Charlene Bearhead, left, points out features of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and RCGS CEO John Geiger at a celebration of the project on Thursday, June 21. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The first-of-its-kind educational resource aims to share the stories and cultures of Indigenous peoples with Canadians and the world 
Canadian Geographic July/August 2018 issue

Cover options for the July/August issue of Canadian Geographic. Option one won with 43 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Canadian Geographic)

Photos, left and middle: The Calgary Stampede; right: Jenn Fast/Can Geo
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Gala event will feature a keynote talk from RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts
Coeur de pirate (Béatrice Martin) performs at the RCGS' Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Canada gala in Toronto

Cœur de pirate (Béatrice Martin) performs at the Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Canada gala in support of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society in Toronto on Feb. 28, where she was also presented with the Society's Bernier medal. (Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic
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

The team behind the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project celebrates winning the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize at a ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Photo: Arctic Inspiration Prize)

Seven other projects also share the more than $2.4 million in prize money awarded at Ottawa event
Coeur de Pirate, photo by Maxym G. Delisle

The RCGS's first fundraising gala of 2018 will feature an exclusive live performance from Québécois singer Coeur de pirate. (Photo: Maxym G. Delisle)

Photo: Maxym G. Delisle
Tickets for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s first gala event of 2018 are on sale now
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