National Final

Information about the National Final

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. In the past, the National Final has been held at The Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters at 50 Sussex, in Ottawa, Ont. This is subject to change in accordance with safety precautions for COVID-19. More information about the National Final will be released closer to the date.


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. More information about the live final will be released closer to the date.

Congratulations to Pavlos Constas, the 2023 National Champion!  

Thank you to all the teachers and students who participated in the 2022/2023 Canadian Geographic Challenge!

Watch the video of the Can Geo Challenge 2023 National Final below:

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

(Photo credit: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)