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RCGS EXPEDITIONS
All-Canadian team completes successful expedition to the top of Canada
RCGS AWARDS
Launching the Trebek Initiative
Emily Choy stands in front of an Arctic landscape in a yellow lifejacket alongside yellow kayaks
RCGS Explorer-in-Residence
Arctic scientist Emily Choy is the latest RCGS Explorer-in-Residence
Canadian Geographic Magazine Stories of discovery and exploration from across Canada Explore
RCGS EXPEDITIONS
Multi-sport expedition ready to depart
Mary Simon has been named Canada's Governor General
RCGS FELLOWS
Mary Simon appointed Governor General of Canada
Gurdeep Pandher (left) receives the Louie Kamookak Medal from RCGS CEO John Geiger (right).
RCGS AWARDS
Gurdeep Pandher of the Yukon receives Louie Kamookak medal
Meet the explorers Through expedition, geographic appreciation and knowledge expand

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society 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 Society has a long history of funding both major and modest expeditions across the country.

Emily Choy stands in front of an Arctic landscape in a yellow lifejacket alongside yellow kayaks
Explorer-in-Residence Emily Choy
Women's Expedition Mt. Lucania

Canadians Pascale Marceau and Eva Capozzola are the first all-women team to reach the summit of Mount Lucania, Canada’s third tallest peak.

The team made it to the summit on April 26, 2021, at 3:34 p.m. PDT after beginning their attempt less than two weeks prior.

Mt. Lucania
Flag Expedition Mount Logan Ice Expedition Mount Logan, Yukon
Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth
Explorer-in-Residence Mylène Paquette
George Kourounis stands in front of lava
Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis
Major Grant Into the Newfoundland Wilderness Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve
A man buckles his backpack across his chest in the desert
Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab
Seed Grant - Postponed until 2021 The Great Island Expedition

In one of the worst disasters in U.S. naval history, the Truxton and Pollux vessels ran aground and sank off the coast of Newfoundland during WWII. Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth, along with a team of RCGS Fellows, will explore and document the sunken U.S. Navy vessels off the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland. This expedition will document these wrecks and share the stories of survivors, one of whom became an icon in civil rights and underwater exploration.

RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth, along with a team of RCGS Fellows, will explore and document the sunken U.S. Navy vessels, Truxton and Pollux, off the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland.

Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland
A man holds a flag in a arctic field
Westaway Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts
Major Grant - Postponed until 2021 PikiPikialasorsuaq (The Great Upwelling) & Ellesmere Island 2020 Ellesmere Island