About "RCGS"

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.

The RCGS 90th anniversary expedition jacket is available now through Canadian Geographic's online store.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Roots Canada to produce limited edition jackets featuring the expedition patches of notable explorers.
Lord Rees Vice Patron

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Society board Vice-President Wendy Cecil flank Lord Martin Rees as he accepts the role of Vice-Patron. (Photo: Can Geo)

Distinguished cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal since 1995, joins the Society in honorary position
Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellows 2019

The Fellows class of 2019 pose for a photo at the Canadian Museum of History during The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows Annual Dinner and 90th anniversary celebration Nov. 21. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2019 College of Fellows Annual Dinner was also a celebration of the organization’s achievements over the past nine decades — and of the best in geography and exploration
rcgs awards ceremony

At the RCGS awards ceremony on Nov. 21, 20 awards were presented to a diverse group of people, including scientists, explorers, educators and philanthropists. (Photo: Can Geo Staff)

Photo: Can Geo Staff
In celebration of its 90th year, the RCGS handed out awards to a diverse and star-studded roster of honourees

The Indigenous language discussion between National Chief Perry Bellegarde (centre) and Wade Davis (right), moderated by Charlene Bearhead, was held last night at 50 Sussex in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
The Society hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous languages to mark the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages
Alex Trebek and John Geiger at the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Geographic Challenge

Alex Trebek addresses guests at 50 Sussex during the launch of the 25th Canadian Geographic Challenge. (Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ben Powless/Canadian Geographic
Fellows, explorers and past Challenge champions gathered at 50 Sussex to honour Alex Trebek and launch this year's Challenge
Adam Shoalts paddles across Great Bear Lake

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts paddles through an ice-strewn Great Bear Lake, N.W.T., during his 2017 Trans-Canada Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Adam Shoalts paddles across Great Bear Lake
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic by Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts
Irene Barbeau speaks to a group of students

Irene Barbeau, a residential school survivor, speaks to 150 students at 50 Sussex in Ottawa about her experiences in the residential school system. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
New project to educate Canadian students on the impact and legacy of the residential school system announced on Orange Shirt Day
Dr. Jane Goodall speaking at 50 Sussex

Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to guests at an evening in support of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. (Photo: Brittany Gawley

Photo: Brittany Gawley
The legendary primatologist expressed her gratitude and happiness the chimpanzee way
A portrait of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to research and protect chimpanzees. With 34 locations around the world, including Canada, the institute has also become a world-leader in community-driven conservation. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
The pioneering primatologist talks about her time with chimpanzees, what inspired her to become an activist and what individuals can do to help the planet
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