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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, and one of the largest non-profit educational organizations in the nation.

"sump" in Bisaro Anima

A "sump" — an underground channel filled to the roof with water — discovered in the Bisaro Anima cave during a previous expedition in October 2017. On January 1, 2018, caver Kathleen Graham was able to explore the sump in scuba gear and confirm Bisaro Anima as the deepest cave in Canada. (Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project)

Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project
At 670 metres, Bisaro Anima near Fernie, B.C. is confirmed to be Canada's deepest cave
Coeur de Pirate, photo by Maxym G. Delisle

The RCGS' first fundraising gala of 2018 will feature an exclusive live performance from Quebecoise 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

Photo courtesy Bill Lishman

Photo courtesy Bill Lishman
Fly away home, Father Goose
RSGS, RCGS, Society, Scotland, geography, education, MOU

Signing the MOU at the RCGS’s 50 Sussex headquarters, in Ottawa. Left to right: RSGS CEO Mike Robinson and Chair Roger Crofts, RCGS President Gavin Fitch and CEO John Geiger. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

(Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)
science, arctic, whale

The dorsal fin of an adult humpback whale is satellite tagged to transmit the whale’s position and behaviour for approximately one month, part of Ari Friedlander's research supported by One Ocean Expeditions. (Photo: One Ocean Expeditions)

Photo: One Ocean Expeditions
Andrew Prossin, managing director of the Canadian expedition cruise operator, discusses polar science, the Victoria Strait Expedition and more 
Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic
Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM
Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
Gordon Lightfoot au Glenn Gould Studio 6 octobre 2017

Après avoir reçu le prix, lors du concert à guichets fermés au Glenn Gould Studio de la chaîne CBC à Toronto, Lightfoot a régalé le public des histoires de ses voyages précédents en canoé et a interprété deux de ses chansons : « Restless » et « If You Could Read My Mind ».

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
Lightfoot a reçu sa médaille vendredi soir lors d’un concert-bénéfice donné à Toronto
Gordon Lightfoot at Glenn Gould Studio October 6 2017

After receiving his award, Lightfoot regaled the sold-out crowd at the CBC's Glenn Gould Studios in Toronto with stories about past canoe trips and performed two of his songs, "Restless" and "If You Could Read My Mind." (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
Lightfoot accepted the award Friday night at a benefit concert in Toronto 
One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia.

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography
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