For many, the terms “geography” and “expedition” are synonymous. In fact, most Canadians are introduced to the discipline
of geography through exposure to “geographic expeditions”, as presented in popular and academic publications. Through
expeditions, geographic appreciation, understanding and knowledge expand. To promote this tradition, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) supports
an Expeditions Program to encourage and support geographic expeditions taking place largely within Canada, by Canadians.
Extending our current knowledge of Canada’s geography through exploration and scientific expeditions,
the RCGS has funded some major expeditions across the country.
The Summits of Canada – an expedition to climb the highest peaks in all provinces and territories. “Welcome to an historic expedition to tell Canadians and the world about Canada. The legacy of this quest is not the footprints we will leave on the mountains, but the impact on people’s lives. Together we can make a difference, one step at a time.”
— James Coleridge, Expedition Leader,
Summits of Canada