Society medal renamed in memory of Gilles Gagnier
In memory of Gilles Gagnier
Coming soon: New exploration film grants
Canadian Geographic Magazine Stories of discovery and exploration from across Canada Explore
With patience and persistence: Maze to the Aguanish
Catherine McKenna named Honorary Fellow of the Society
Society awards two Kamookak Medals
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.
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.
Flag Expedition Mount Logan Ice Expedition Mount Logan, Yukon
Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth
Explorer-in-Residence Mylène Paquette
Explorer-in-Residence George Kourounis
Major Grant Into the Newfoundland Wilderness Bay du Nord Wilderness Reserve
Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab
Côte-Nord: Maze to the Aguanish
A 620 kilometre canoe expedition through the expansive wilderness of Côte-Nord, Quebec. The route is designed to traverse the headwaters of the Romaine River, a river seeing significant change as part of Quebec’s major energy project Plan Nord, followed by the descent of the Aguanish River, one of the region’s most remote and inaccessible waterways.
Westaway Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts
Major Grant Ski, climb, kayak Baffin Island