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Gray jay is Canada’s national bird
Canadian Geographic announced the gray jay as Canada’s national bird at the annual dinner of the magazine’s publisher, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. “We are proud and pleased to recommend the gray jay as the ideal candidate for a national bird for Canada,” said Aaron Kylie, Canadian Geographic editor. Full story »

Fall Fellows Journal
Catch up with the Society with the Fall 2016 Fellows Journal newsletter. Full story »

Ten things The RCGS got up to in October
A defense of modern cartography, a northern map tour kickoff, and a new home for geography and exploration in Canada Full story »

RCGS announces new home
The National Capital Commission and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society today announced the creation of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration at 50 Sussex Drive in Ottawa. The Centre is scheduled to open its doors in 2017 as a Confederation Pavilion during Canada’s 150th anniversary. Full story »

Photography and Storytelling with Wade Davis and Neil Ever Osborne
Join Wade and Neil as they guide a small group of photographers through a master class and photo walk focused on storytelling through the art of photography. Full story »

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September
Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest Full story »

Can Geo Talks: The Great Canadian National Bird Debate
Close to 50,000 Canadians voted for the bird they felt would best represent their country in Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project. Now we’re down to the top five bird species, one of which will become The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s recommendation for Canada’s National Bird: the common loon, the snowy owl, the gray jay/whiskey jack, the Canada goose and the black-capped chickadee. The next phase of the project is an expert panel ... Full story »

Your last chance to vote for Canada’s National Bird!
Time is running out for Canadians to select a national bird in time for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Canadian Geographic is calling on all Canadians to cast their vote for the bird they feel symbolizes our great country by the August 31st, 2016 deadline. Visit Full story »

Explorer-in-residence Jill Heinerth on "The Social"
An extreme scuba diver on what it's like to be an underwater explorer. Watch the video at Full story »

RCGS names Jill Heinerth as Explorer-in-Residence
For the first time in its history, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has appointed an Explorer-in-Residence. Cave diver Jill Heinerth is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and a world-leading technical diver. Full story »

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