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.

Featuring experiences and items from across the world

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

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey
grass and water stretches out to a treeline with mountains behind

(Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Wayne Sawchuk's latest book recounts his transformation from a logger and trapper into an ardent conservationist

Shelagh Dawn Grant passed away from esophageal cancer at the age of 82.

Grant was the first woman historian to receive the Northern Science Award

National Geographic Society President and COO Mike Ulica and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger meet in Ottawa in November 2019 to discuss the renewed partnership. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos
The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Roots to produce limited edition, lightweight reusable face masks featuring the Compass Rose.

Support the Society's educational programming and keep your loved ones safe at the same time

Lord Ashcroft is a businessman, author, philanthropist and politician from the U.K., and a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. His new book is Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry. (Photo courtesy Lord Ashcroft)

Photo courtesy Lord Ashcroft
Lord Ashcroft’s new book Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry describes shocking revelations from a year-long investigation into captive-bred lion farming in South Africa
Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic
There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 
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