About "Mapping"

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

Clockwise from left: A map of the region covered by the Joint Arctic Weather Station in Eureka; an inset showing Eureka; Galen Olsen, a JAWS station staffer, outside Eureka International Airport in the mid-1950s. (Map: Joint Arctic Weather Stations. Eureka, Canada. Edition 1, 1970, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Library and Archives Canada, e011196844; Photo: Courtesy of John Gilbert)

How the Joint Arctic Weather Stations program did more than just fill in a blank on the nation’s weather map
"sump" in Bisaro Anima

A "sump" — an underground channel filled to the roof with water — discovered in the Bisaro Anima cave during a previous expedition in October 2017. On January 1, 2018, caver Kathleen Graham was able to explore the sump in scuba gear and confirm Bisaro Anima as the deepest cave in Canada. (Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project)

Photo: Jared Habiak/Bisaro Plateau Caves Project
At 670 metres, Bisaro Anima near Fernie, B.C. is confirmed to be Canada's deepest cave
ice storm, trees, power lines
Photos: Benoit Aquin/Canadian Geographic
20 years on, a look back at the Ice Storm of January 1998, one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history
the best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017
Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications
Indigenous, languages, map, Inuit, First Nations, Metis

Where Indigenous languages are being spoken now in Canada. Scroll down for a closer look at this map and the country’s 12 Indigenous language families. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
See where 60 languages belonging to 12 language families are being used right now
Halifax Harbour after explosion of December 6, 1917

A view across the devastated neighbourhood of Richmond in Halifax, Nova Scotia after the Halifax Explosion, looking toward the Dartmouth side of the harbour. The SS Imo, one of the ships involved in the collision that triggered the explosion, can be seen aground on the far side of the harbour. (Photo: Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management)

Photo: Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
100 years after the Halifax Explosion, the city retains traces of its pre-war life

George Dawson's map of the canoe journey he made from Lake of the Woods, Ont., to Dufferin, Man., in 1873. (Map credit: Sketch Map showing Indian Canoe route explored by Mr. G.M. Dawson Geologist H.M.N.A.B.C., 1873, G.M. Dawson, Library and Archives Canada, e011161386-v8)

How George Dawson’s seminal work for the British North American Boundary Commission did far more than simply mark the 49th parallel
Colleen Cardinal Cree Indigenous rights activist 60s Scoop survivor

Colleen Cardinal at her mother's gravesite at Saddle Lake First Nation in Alberta. (Photo: Shannon Houle)

Photo: Shannon Houle
Indigenous rights activist and 60s Scoop survivor Colleen Cardinal discusses her project to map the Indigenous adoptee diaspora
Métis, Indigenous, Alberta, West, settlement

Five of Alberta’s eight Métis settlements. (Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
These eight communities are the only recognized Métis land base in Canada
Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
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