The annual Royal Canadian Geographical Society Polar Plunge is back!

This year we are joined again by notable Canadians, adventurers, and RCGS Fellows. The #RCGSPolarPlunge will help the Society raise important funding for the rich storytelling and engaging interviews that take place under the banner of Canadian Geographic and its Explore podcast.

Our goal is to raise $35,000!

With your help we can support the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's critical mandate of continuing to expand Canadians’ knowledge of our country’s diverse human and physical landscapes, better preparing them for an uncharted future.

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Our goal



This year, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society has teamed up with Sitting Suits to offer our top Polar Plunge fundraisers a chance to win one of three cold water swim jackets. The jackets are made of wind proof and water-repellant fabrics and padding, which promise to protect wearers from almost any weather or temperature. They cover down to the ankles and feature side openings that allow wearers to easily access their bags, cameras or pockets underneath. Warm up and enjoy unparalleled comfort, post-plunge, as you experience “Original Danish Hygge”. To learn more about Sitting Suits, or to explore the collection, visit:


Polar Plunge supporters also have the chance to receive a gift of appreciation from the Society. Anyone who donates $100 or more, to one of our plungers, will receive a limited edition RCGS toque. Made of a 50/50 Merino blend, these made in Canada beanies are available for a limited time on the Can Geo Shop.