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Creative and accurate cartography that illustrates Canada’s landscapes and geology, wildlife routes, communities, history, changing boundaries and more.

Gatineau Park forest-cover map

A 1974 forest-cover map of Gatineau Park. The 361-square-kilometre protected area in southwestern Quebec is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. (Map credit: Gatineau Park: Forest cover types / Department of the Environment [1974], © Government of Canada. Reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada (2018), e011086587.)

Gatineau Park forest-cover map
This colourful forest-cover map, completed in 1974, provided invaluable information for the management of the National Capital Region’s cherished park

Adapted from the interactive Climate Atlas of Canada, this map shows the projected number of days with temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius or higher per year by the end of this century if global warming continues unchecked, with dark red representing 100+ days. Summers in southern Canada could see nearly twice as many hot-weather days as they did at the end of the last century, while Yellowknife and other places in the southern Arctic could see four times as many 25C-or-hotter days. (Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic
The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change
RCGS founder Charles Camsell

Geologist, explorer and RCGS founder Charles Camsell, pictured here in an undated photo, was the first to officially map the Yukon’s Peel River watershed. This summer, Camsell’s great-grandson and great-nephew will retrace part of his journey on the territory’s wild rivers. (Photo: RCGS Archives)

Photo: RCGS Archives
Cousins David McGuffin and Terry Camsell relive their ancestor Charles Camsell’s first formal mapping expedition on the Peel River

Left: A 1907 fire insurance map of Port Moody, B.C., which at the time was emerging from the economic doldrums that followed the town being bypassed as the Pacific terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway in favour of what would become Vancouver. Right: A late 19th-century poster advertising cross-Canada CPR journeys with international connections on CPR-owned steamships. (Map: Detail of Port Moody, British Columbia, 13 miles east of Vancouver, October 1907, revised July 1915, July 1915, Chas. E. Goad, R6690, Charles E. Goad Company Fonds, Library and Archives Canada, e010688978-v8; Print: Canadian Pacific Railway and Royal Mail Steamship Line to Japan & China, ca.1895, R1409, Marc Choko Collection, Library and Archives Canada, e011087343-v8)

How Port Moody, B.C., missed out on becoming one of the world’s great harbours  
Ottawa River, watershed, environment

The southern and most populated portion of the Ottawa River watershed. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 
A screenshot of the native-land.ca map

The Native Land map allows users to discover the traditional Indigenous territories, treaties and languages of the cities and regions they live in. (Map: Victor Temprano)

Map: Victor Temprano
Users can learn about the Indigenous territories, languages and treaties of the cities they live in with just a few clicks
Vouchercloud's map of the top tourist attraction in every country. Explore a larger version of the map here.

Vouchercloud's map of the top tourist attraction in every country.

Niagara Falls is Canada's can't-miss attraction, according to TripAdvisor U.K. users
Disappointment River

Writer Brian Castner retraced Alexander Mackenzie's epic 1789 expedition for his new book Disappointment River. (Cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada; author photo courtesy author)

Disappointment River
In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, author Brian Castner recounts a part of his 2016 journey retracing Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 expedition of the Mackenzie River 
Students from Katie Bartlett’s Grade 4 class at Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South, N.L., check out Can Geo Education's new Giant Floor Map of their province at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre on March 2.

Students from Katie Bartlett’s Grade 4 class at Topsail Elementary in Conception Bay South, N.L., check out Can Geo Education's new Giant Floor Map of their province at Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre on March 2. (Photo courtesy Manuels River)

Photo courtesy Manuels River
Crowdfunded by Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the new teaching tool is the first provincial map of its kind

Xpedition 90X will use an International/Navistar MXT, modified to contain a small diesel engine and electric motor system. The diesel engine will drive the generators and propel the vehicle, which will also utilize an electric propulsion assist system. (Photo courtesy Xpedition 90X)

Photo courtesy Xpedition 90X
Xpedition 90X aims to conduct the first hybrid-vehicle expedition and first Canadian-led driving expedition to the South Pole in November 2018
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