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 400 schools annually, and has reached tens of thousands of students across Canada.

Now in its 29th year, the competition is continuously evolving, melding traditional learning styles with geographic literacy skills and new technology. The support of the Trebek Family Foundation and other private donors 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. Levels 1 and 2 are available to students in Grades 4-6 and 7-10, respectively. Level 3 is for older students (ages 16-19) who want to eventually compete at the international level. To learn more, click on the different levels in the menu above.