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

Cover of New Views by Alastair Bonnett
Images courtesy Aurum Press
In his new book, social geographer Alastair Bonnett promises 50 maps unlike any you've ever seen. Here's a look at six of our favourites.
Portion of Paolo Forlani's 1560 map of the world showing "Canada" for the first time
Map: Paolo Forlani, courtesy Library and Archives Canada
In 1560, Italian map engraver Paolo Forlani became the first to include "Canada" on a printed map
Adam Shoalts A history of Canada in 10 maps
Illustration: Robert Carter; cover image courtesy Allen Lane
In A History of Canada in 10 Maps: Epic Stories of Charting a Mysterious Land, Adam Shoalts delves into the fascinating stories behind the people and maps that helped shape a nation  
Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map New France
One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations
A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography
Forest, map, Intact, biodiversity, wildlife
Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Species richness in Canada’s remaining intact forests
Freshwater map of Canada by Chris Brackley of Canadian Geographic
Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic
Canada is home to one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Here's what that looks like
University of Alberta Archives, 1995-166, Soper, J. Dewey Small Accessions
In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map
Photo: DarrenRD/Wikimedia Commons
Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 
(Photo: Vince Rattai)
What better way to celebrate the nation’s sesquentennial than getting lost in a field of corn?
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