Key dates

The Canadian Geographic Challenge happens throughout the school year. Students, classrooms and schools can start as soon as they sign-up. Here are the competition deadlines:

October 2019  

Registration for the Can Geo Challenge Levels 1 and 2 opens and questions are posted

November 2019


Registration for the Can Geo Challenge Level 3 opens

February 21, 2020


Phase 1 of Level 3 must be completed

February 22 - March 10, 2020


Top 20 finalists from Level 3's Phase 1 will be emailed to participate in Phase 2

March 2, 2020  

Deadline to name all Level 2 school winners.

Any Level 2 school champion not identified by this date will not be eligible for the Provincial/Territorial Challenge of the competition to determine the National Finalists.

March 10 to April 17, 2020


Level 2 Provincial/Territorial Challenge available online.

All Level 2 school winners are eligible

April 3, 2020


Level 3 Top 20 finalists must have submitted their Phase 2 test. 

April 22 to 24, 2020

  Provincial/Territorial tie-breakers (if necessary)

April 6, 2020


Level 3 Top 6 finalists will be notified for Phase 3, an interview with the Team Canada leaders

April 29, 2020


National Finalists (Level 2) are notified

April 30, 2020


Deadline to identify all Level 1 school winners in order to receive their prize. Names entered after this day will not be eligible for a prize.

May 30 to June 1, 2020


25th Can Geo Challenge National Final