For many, the terms “geography” and “expedition” are synonymous.
Expanding knowledge of Canada’s geography through exploration and scientific expeditions, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has a long history of funding both major and modest expeditions across the country.
To continue this tradition, the Society has two funding streams that support geographic expeditions taking place largely within Canada, by Canadians: its Expeditions Program and The Trebek Initiative, a collaboration with the National Geographic Society.
Expeditions grant program
The goal of the RCGS Expedition Program is to enhance the appreciation, understanding and knowledge of the physical, environmental and cultural geography of Canada by recognizing and encouraging the spirit of discovery and adventure through expeditions taking place largely within Canada.
Zac Robinson (Chair), TA Loeffler (Vice-Chair), John Pollack (Past Chair), Jean-Marie Beaulieu, Lisel Currie, Jill Heinerth, Priidu Juurand, Helen Sovdat
From coast to coast to coast and everywhere in between
In 2022, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society was delighted to award eight applicants with expedition funding and use of the compass rose flag. We are proud to support such a distinguished group of explorers who move through these lands with both curiosity and respect, while challenging their physical ability.