About the Challenge

Canadian Geographic Education launched the Canadian Geographic Challenge (formerly the Great Canadian Geography Challenge) in 1995 as a way to get students interested in geography. Since then, the challenge has grown from 20 participating schools to more than 500, and has reached more than two million students across Canada.

Now in its 27th year, the competition is continuously evolving, melding traditional learning styles with geographic literacy skills and new technology. The support of the Trebek Family Foundation has meant the competition can continue to be accessible, relevant and engaging for all students.

The challenge comprises three levels to reach a wide age range. The questions in the Classroom and School rounds are written for Level 1 and 2 respectively (i.e., the rounds are tailored to each age group). Level 3 is for older students who want to eventually compete at an international level. To learn more, click on the different levels in the menu.