Canada

 


Maps of Canadian Provinces:  British Columbia
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Maps of Canada

Map of Canada / Carte du Canada

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JohoMaps! 2005

 

Annotated Map of Canada
  Date:   May, 2005
Map format:   gif
Dimension:   952 x 793 pixels (48 kb)
Copyright holder:   Johomaps!
Conditions of using this map:   Unlimited educational use, free download.
Computer Specifics:   Prepared using Adobe Illustrator
 
   
 

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Interactive Maps (with Rating by Johomaps *) - External Links


Map 24 Canada General Rating:
  • Enter address to view map.  Nice animated zoom in from North America down to the surroundings of your entered address.  Enter two addresses to get detailed driver's directions 
  • User-friendliness: 3.5/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 1/5
  • Special Features: Personal Setting, Maps from Europe, Brazil, North America, and Middle East all in one site.  Based on Google Maps but a more user-friendly way to search for addresses than Google.
  • Must zoom in to very large scale to see neighbourhood streets. 
Required Program Java
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Canadian Geographic Online Map of Canada General Rating:
  • Click "Go to Maps"; great atlas for physical features.  Enter name of lakes, rivers, and mountains, etc and get the location of the place. 
  • French and English  
  • User-friendliness: 3/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Special Features: Searchable natural features, English / French interface
  • Insufficient city info.  Not for urban travel at all. 
Required Program Java
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Rd numbers and shown but barely visible.
Additional Info Scale of the map currently displayed in window

 

Canadian City Maps by WorldWeb.com General Rating:
  • Flash (interactive) maps of the following cities:
    • Alberta: Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Drumheller, Edmonton, Ft. McMurray, Leduc-Nisku, Lethbridge, Red Deer
    • BC: Burnaby, Campbell River, Fernie, Golden, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kimberley, Mt. Washington, Nanaimo, Osoyoos, Penticton, Port Hardy, Radium Hot Spring, Salmon Arm, Sooke, Tofino, Uclulet, Vancouver (incl. Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, South Surrey, Surrey, West Vancouver, and White Rock, on separate maps), as well as Vernon, Victoria, and Whistler
    • Manitoba: Churchill
    • New Brunswick: Fredericton, Moncton, St John
    • Newfoundland: St. John's
    • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife
    • Nova Scotia: Halifax,
    • Ontario: London, Ottawa, Toronto (incl. Mississagua on separate map)
    • PEI: Charlottetown, Summerside
    • Québec: Mont Tremblant, Montréal
    • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon
  • User-friendliness: 3.5/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Should work on integrating map sheets that are side by side (like the maps of suburbs of  Vancouver)
Required Program Java
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Rd numbers and shown but barely visible.
Additional Info Scale of the map currently displayed in window

 

Google Maps General Rating:
  • High Definition satellite photo
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Special Features: Hybrid Maps, i.e., highway info projected on satellite images.  Images are scaled and projections are very accurate
  • Good zoom in and zoom out function
  • Detailed info only appears at appropriate levels to avoid cluttering the map.
Required Program N/A
Orthophoto
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info Best Map search engine, but only works well in North America and selected cities in Europe.

 

Official Provincial and Territorial Government Maps



Alberta
Tourist Map of Alberta General Rating:
  • Region by region road map, click on the region to zoom in.  Contains major highways.
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 2/5
  • Special Features: N/A
  • No detailed maps of urban regions.   
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Interactive Map of Alberta General Rating:
  • Mineral occurrences and rock types
  • User-friendliness: 3/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 2/5
  • Special Features: N/A
  • Locations of cities, ski hills, campgrounds.  The user can select a point of interest from a pull-down menu, and the window will display the appropriate map area with a description of it.  The description though is placed in the middle of the map window, which obstructs the view of the map.  
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info Tourist attractions

 

 


British Columbia

Mapplace - Interactive Map of BC General Rating:
  • Cultural and Natural features are both mapped and integrated nicely onto the program with real consideration of the limitations of computer screens.  Themes are really well organized and easy to understand.  Many themes that are uncommon to be plotted on interactive media are also found there.  You can even choose how much details you need on your map for rivers and contour intervals.  Good separation of highly technical themes such as geophysical data into separate maps.  Annotation of features.  This site should be a 6 out of 5 if this rating is allowed.
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5 (Useful copy button for copy and paste)
  • Special Features (Natural): Geological info such as faults, fault types, synclines / anticlines, rock unit contact, earthquakes, volcanoes and mineral occurrences, geographic data such as Digital Elevation Model hillshade, bathymetry, detailed watershed info, detailed river info, contour map, glaciers, landsat photo, and even locations of waterfalls.
  • Special Features (Cultural):  Municipalities, electoral districts, regional districts, first nations reserves and treaties, railways, tree farms, landuse and planning, climate stations and even locations of wells!
Required Program Autodesk
Orthophoto  It's very fine.  Turn it on only when zoomed in very closely, not for urban areas
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info Many natural and cultural themes.  See description on the left

 


Ontario

Interactive Map of Ontario (pdf Reference Maps) General Rating:
  • Choose between Northern and Southern Ontario, Region by region road map, click on the region to see jpeg map, click again to download pdf version.  No interlinking among map sheets is drawback
  • User-friendliness: 3/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Special Features: N/A
  • Very detailed maps designed for drivers, enough information to replace paper maps or atlases (if your printer is good enough) 
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

 


Quebec
Interactive Map of Québec (French) General Rating:
  • Click here for English (Note: region to region links are missing in the English version)
  • Region by region road map, click on the region to see jpeg map, click again to download pdf version.  Click on the names of the neighbouring regions to go there.
  • User-friendliness: 3.5/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 4/5
  • Special Features: N/A
  • Very detailed maps of urban regions.   
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Thematic Maps of Québec
(.gif reference maps in French)
General Rating:
  •  
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Printer-friendliness: 3.5/5
  • Special Features: N/A
  • Perfect geography classroom material.
 
Required Program None
Orthophoto  
Road Names and Highway Numbers
Additional Info N/A

 

Reference Maps  - External Links


BC and Alberta Mountains by Panorama Maps
Artist's Rendition of the rugged terrain of the Canadian Rockies and Coastal Mountains, including very artworks of traditionally poorly covered areas.

 

Atlas of Canada
Many theme maps of the country in English and French, available in jpeg and pdf formats as well as archives of historic maps.  Teachers may be interested in clicking on the links on the left bar to access educational resources.

References  - External Links


Cartography by the Canadian Government
Learning resources about cartography, including various projections, and map desgin

 

* Ratings are based solely on opinions of our map reviewers.  Financial support and benefits to the web site have no influence on the ratings.