Geography Department

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”  –  Chief Seattle


Geography – Grade 9 (CGC 1WI)

“When I’m in Canada, I feel this is what the world should be like.” – Jane Fonda, Actor

Exploring Canadian Geography, Grade 9, De-streamed (CGC1W)

This course builds on learning in Grades 7 and 8 in geography. Students will explore relationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how they interconnect with other parts of the world. Students will also examine environmental and economic issues, and their impact related to topics such as natural resources and industries, careers, land use and responsible development, and sustainability. In addition, students will understand the connections that diverse communities and individuals have with the physical environment and each other throughout Canada, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives. Students will apply geographic thinking, use the geographic inquiry process, and use geospatial technologies throughout their investigations.


Forces of Nature – Grade 11 Mixed (CGF 3MI)

“We cannot stop natural disasters, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge; so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” – Petra Nemcova

Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters (CGF3M)

In this course, students will explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They will investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyze these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.

Travel and Tourism – Grade 11 Open (CGG 3OI/3OB)

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective (CGG3O)

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends, as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.



World Issues – Grade 12 University (CGW 4UI/4CI)

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” – Albert Einstein

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (CGW4U)

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.


Living in a Sustainable World – Grade 12 Workplace (CGR 4EI)

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

Living in a Sustainable World (CGR 4E)

Interested in learning about the impact we have on the natural environment? You will learn how to sustainably use natural spaces and resources, and how the decisions that we make affect the world around us.