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

Canada's 75 biggest islands

The first exclusive wall map produced for sale by Canadian Geographic. (Poster: Canadian Geographic; cartography: Chris Brackley)

Poster: Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

The abundance and diversity of life on and around Canadian mountains in the sea. Starting in the dark and deep flanks (top left) and ascending above the summit to the sunlit sea surface (bottom right), the mosaic shows cold-water corals and glass sponges on pillows of lava, a variety of fishes, octopus, crabs, seaweeds, sharks, whales, and seabirds. (Photos: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, S. Du Preez, C. Du Preez, Ocean Exploration Trust, the Northeast Pacific Seamount Expedition partners, Pacific Wild)

Photos: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, S. Du Preez, C. Du Preez, Ocean Exploration Trust, the Northeast Pacific Seamount Expedition partners, Pacific Wild.
Two marine biologists offer a glimpse of life at the bottom of the ocean during 2018, 2019 and 2020 seamount expeditions 

La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique (rehaussée sur cette carte) est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre. (Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Carte : Chris Brackley/Can Geo
La participation du Canada à la bataille de l’Atlantique, montrée ici, est considérée comme étant son rôle le plus crucial dans la guerre.

Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic (highlighted on this map) is considered its most essential role in the war. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Canada’s part in the Battle of the Atlantic, shown here is considered its most essential role in the war
map with arrows

Sixties Scoop survivors can upload their own stories of displacement to this interactive map (Map: Sixties Scoop Network)

Map: Sixties Scoop Network
After years of work, the Sixties Scoop Network has launched their interactive mapping platform In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora.
Winnipeg Food Atlas

The Winnipeg Food Atlas is an online interactive map that is providing local health experts with valuable insights, such as the prevalence and costs of diabetes in the city. (Map: Winnipeg Food Atlas)

Winnipeg Food Atlas
The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood

Atlantic salmon are considered an indicator species, letting researchers know when things are going right — and wrong. (Photo: SaltWire)

Photo: SaltWire)
Groups protecting Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on Canada’s East Coast have a new view of the problems facing the prized species
Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Boreal peatlands are home to a wide range of species, including many nationally and globally rare plants and lichens. (Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)

(Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)
A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more
The New York Times COVID-19 map

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley says this COVID-19 case map by The New York Times may be an ideal balance of density and intensity in accurately charting the pandemic in the United States. (Map: The New York Times)

Map: The New York Times
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps

Terry Fox ran 5,373 kilometres before ending his Marathon of Hope in Thunder Bay, Ont. on September 1, 1980. If you stretched his route out into a straight line, it would reach from easternmost Newfoundland past the west coast of Vancouver Island. (Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0)

April 2020 marks 40 years since Terry Fox’s monumental Marathon of Hope
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