National Final

Congratulations to our 2022 National Finalists!

  • Julian Bal, Hillfield Strathallan College, Ontario

  • Jonathan Chassé, Homeschool, Quebec

  • Pavlos Constas, London Central Secondary School, Ontario

  • Katie Do, Sir William Osler Public School, Ontario

  • Russel Fajardo, Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, British Columbia

  • Nishan Gill, Ottawa-Carleton Virtual Secondary School, Ontario

  • Johan Ho, Richmond Secondary School, British Columbia

  • Swapnil Kabir, Gordon A Brown Middle School, Ontario

  • Angad Khattra, University of Toronto Schools, Alberta

  • Jude Korthuis, Brant Christian, Alberta

  • Gabrielle Leung, St. Anselm Catholic School, Ontario

  • Jed Lin, J. B. Tyrrell, Ontario

  • Baichen Luo, St Andrew's Colledge Aurora, Ontario

  • Jacob Puvan, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ontario

  • Matthew Sawaya, Lycee Francais de Toronto, Ontario

  • Mark Shafik, Saint Justin Martyr CES, Ontario

  • Liam Shah, St. Michaels University School, British Columbia

  • Mikael Sharify-Funk, St. John's Kilmarnock School, Ontario

  • Dhruv Shukla, Woodbridge Public School, Ontario

  • Annie Tsao, Milliken Mills High School, Ontario

Information about the National Final

**Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2022 National Final will be held virtually. The final round of the National Final will be streamed on Can Geo Education's YouTube challenge on June 1, 2022 at noon (EDT)**

National Final organization

The National round comprises three parts: a written test, a fieldwork test, and a live final. Scores from the written test and fieldwork will be used to determine the top five students who will participate in the live final. Scores for the top five students will be reset upon entering the live final. The scores from the first two parts will not influence their score in the final round.

The live final will be hosted in a game show-like format. It is usually held at the headquarters of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, at 50 Sussex Drive, in Ottawa, Ont. This is a free event and open to the public. For those who live out of town and would like to follow along, there is a Facebook livestream event.


The National Final will be held in both official languages of Canada. Students will have the option to compete in either English or French.


The top 20 finalists from the Provincial/Territorial round receive a prize package. National finalists receive prizes for first, second and third place. National Final prizes are subject to change on a year-by-year basis. The Can Geo Challenge Committee reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any of the contest prizes.

Tuning in

The first two parts of the National Final are private and not open to the public. The live final will be available for viewing on June 1, 2022 on Can Geo Education's YouTube Channel. 

Here are some photos from previous National Finals, which took place in Ottawa, Ont.

(Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)