The Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Making Canada better
known to Canadians
and to the world.

Publishers of Canadian Geographic Magazine Publishers of géographica


The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to promoting and enhancing public awareness for Canadian geography, and to strengthening the bond between Canadians and their diverse and vast geographical heritage.

As one of Canada’s oldest and largest educational, non-profit organizations, the RCGS, and its iconic publication, Canadian Geographic, has been our country’s most recognized voice for connecting Canadians with the land, culture and environment in which they live.

Our education program, Canadian Geographic Education, is one of the most robust in the country. We currently provide free geographic educational material and supports for over 13,000 educator-members, with our membership expanding each year.

We are Canada’s centre for exploration, funding geographic expeditions from across the country, and providing grants and scholarships for cutting edge geographical research



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Margaret Atwood wins gold at geography dinner »
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RCGS Programs



Education - increasing the emphasis on geography in Canadian schools and the need for geographic literacy.

Expeditions - providing grants to adventurous expeditions that expand our knowledge of Canada.

Research - providing grants to university students for geographical research in Canada.

Speaker Series - presenting illustrated talks across Canada on geographical subjects of popular interest.
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RCGS Awards



To recognize outstanding achievement, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presents awards to deserving individuals.

•  Camsell Medal
•  Environmental Innovation Award
•  Geographic Literacy Award
•  Gold Medal
•  The Martin Bergmann Medal
•  Massey Medal
•  Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration
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Support the Society



Donations - Support our programs

Membership - Subscribe to Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic MasterCard - Get your Canadian Geographic credit card today!
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