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.

Jan Morris at coast

Writer and historian Jan Morris has died at the age of 94 (Photo: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times).

Photo: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times
Canadian Geographic looks back on the life of the 2020 Royal Canadian Geographical Society recipient of the Lawrence J. Burpee Medal
Alex Trebek stands on a stage with Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni

Alex Trebek and Canadian Geographic Challenge alumni reunite at an evening celebrating 25 years of the challenge in fall 2019. (Photo: Ben Powless)

Photo: Ben Powless
Alex Trebek's involvement in the Canadian Geographic Challenge and International Geographic Olympiad inspired generations of young learners

This year's Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards were presented virtually in an RCGS-first (Photo: Angelica Haggert).

Photo: Angelica Haggert
Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.
Alex Trebek speaks at a podium

Alex Trebek gave his remarks at a VIP reception celebrating the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration May 13, 2019 in Ottawa. (Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic)

(Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic)
Remembering Alex Trebek's legacy through stories of his work
Alex Trebek stands on a lawn with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society headquarters in the background

RCGS Honorary President Alex Trebek stands in front of the Society's headquarters at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic
A collection of photos showcase Alex Trebek's contributions to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society during his life

Alex Trebek in his RCGS robes, at the RCGS headquarters at 50 Sussex Drive.

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
While best known as the host of Jeopardy!, the Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was one of the planet's biggest champions of geographic knowledge and education
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology
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Dr. Louis Fortier died of leukemia on Oct. 4, 2020. (Photo: Keith Levesque/ArcticNet)

Photo: Keith Levesque/ArcticNet
Louis Fortier widely known in Arctic research circles as a “pioneer”
John Turner, Canada’s 17th prime minister, has died at the age of 91
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