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

Les Traités 1 et 2, 1871. (Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.)

Carte: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; Données sur les postes de traite, les missions et les voies de transport d’après la planche 17, Atlas historique du Canada, vol. 2.
Cette année marque un siècle et demi depuis que les traités 1 et 2 ont été signés
Map of North American glaciation

North America’s glacial ice. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/CanGeo
North America was created by ice, and its legacy covers the landscape
A woolly mammoth with large curling tusks wanders through an icy landscape under billowing grey clouds

An adult male woolly mammoth navigates a mountain pass in Arctic Alaska, 17,100 years ago. The image is produced from an original, life-size painting by paleo artist James Havens, which is housed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (Painting: James Havens).

(Painting: James Haven)
Researchers used chemical tracers to map the movements of an ancient woolly mammoth

Para athlete Ben Brown maps the Western Loop - Harvest Moon Trailway in Wolfville, NS (Photo: Paul Darrow)

Phase One of Trans Canada Trail accessibility mapping project complete thanks to para athletic power
First Peoples' Interactive Map

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.

The First Peoples' Interactive Map has 18 layers and showcases art, culture and language.
The 18-layer First Peoples' map of BC focuses on language, art and heritage 
Map of treaties 1 and 2

Treaties 1 and 2, 1871. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; trading post, mission and transportation route data based on Plate 17, Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 2)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo; trading post, mission and transportation route data based on Plate 17, Historical Atlas of Canada, Vol. 2
This year marks a century and a half since the first numbered treaties were signed
1768 map showing River Exploits flowing into Lieutenant's Lake, showing Beothuk mamateeks, deer fences and scarecrows.

John Cartwright didn't encounter any Beothuk when he set out to record this map, but he did observe their summer dwellings and hunting infrastructure.(Map: John Cartwright 1768/Library and Archives Canada)

Map: John Cartwright 1768/Library and Archives Canada
This map, “taken on the spot in the year 1768,” tells but a tiny piece of the story of Newfoundland’s bygone Beothuk
Howe Sound: Erik Ringsmuth

A view of Howe Sound from the top of the Squamish Chief. (Photo: Erik Ringsmuth)

Howe Sound: Photo by Erik Ringsmuth
The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem
Four Canadian map entries have been recognized by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society in the 2020 Map Design Competition

Map credit: Mamu Tshishkutamashutau/Innu Education

A 2nd edition of a hand-painted Innu map is set to be printed as demand around the country grows
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