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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.

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Canadian historian and Oxford professor Margaret MacMillan's new book comes out in October. (Photo: Terrence McEachern/The Guardian)

Photo: Terrence McEachern/The Guardian
Margaret MacMillan's new book, The Mark of Cain: War and Humanity, comes out this October
roberta bondar attwater prairie chicken wildlife refuge

RCGS Honorary Vice-President Roberta Bondar’s Society-supported expedition on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge aimed to bring awareness to the dangers faced by migratory birds. (Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation)

Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation
Since 1966, the number of Sprague’s pipits in the wild has declined by almost 80 per cent
Bill Lishman
The final instalment in our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these seven explorers harnessed the power of technology — or invented their own — to break new ground
Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Louie Kamookak. (Illustration: Robert Carter)

Illustration: Robert Carter
Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers boldly went where few have dared
Richard Weber
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these eight explorers pushed their physical and mental limits in pursuit of knowledge and to inspire others
Henry Larsen
Part of our roundup of Canada’s greatest explorers, these nine explorers made significant crossings of land and water, often in daring or ingenious fashion
Samuel de Champlain
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 16 explorers significantly advanced our knowledge of Canada’s geography through mapping
Roberta Bondar on space shuttle discovery

Roberta Bondar inspired a new generation of explorers, who are able to communicate about our natural world through science and fine arts. (Photo: Roberta Bondar)

Photo: Roberta Bondar
Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers made major contributions to our understanding of Canada’s history and geography
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