Reference Maps

Composite of various reference maps

Reference maps encompass international, national and provincial maps in addition to basic black and white outline maps that include capital city locations and/or names. Both teachers and students will find these maps useful in the classroom, as well as for special projects. To view these maps, choose one from the list below:

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List of Topics:

Canada

 
 

Canada Political Divisions

A map of Canada showing boundaries, capitals, selected place names, selected drainage and names, the Arctic Circle and adjacent foreign areas. View more details on Canada Political Divisions - GeoGratis.

Canada Political Divisions
 

Relief

A relief map of Canada showing elevation by hypsometric tints,(a gradation of different colours). Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. View more details on Relief - GeoGratis.

 
Relief
 

Standard Time Zones

A map showing Canada's six time zones as legislated and as observed; also gives internationally accepted names and designators. View more details on Standard Time Zones - GeoGratis.

 
Standard Time Zones
 

National Parks

A map showing the locations, extents and names of National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas in Canada. View more details on National Parks - GeoGratis.

 
National Parks
 

Drainage Basins

This map shows the five ocean drainage areas in Canada, the major river basins, the internal drainage areas and the diverted drainage areas. A drainage basin, sometimes called a watershed, is an area where all surface water shares the same drainage outlet. Surface water consists of the tiny trickles of water flowing on the surface of the earth that develop into larger streams and eventually combine to form a river. The boundary of a watershed is called a drainage divide. View more details on Drainage Basins - GeoGratis.

 
Drainage Basins
 

Historical Indian Treaties

This map shows Indian treaties that were negotiated between 1725 and 1930. Treaties are agreements between two or more nations that create mutually binding obligations. In Canada, Aboriginal peoples and various European and Canadian governments have concluded 68 major historical treaties over the last 275 years. These treaties cover most of Ontario, the Prairie Provinces, parts of Vancouver Island, Northwest Territories and Atlantic Canada. View more details on Historical Indian Treaties - GeoGratis.

 
Historical Indian Treaties
 

Canada outline

Coastline and Boundaries of Canada

An outline map without names which shows only Canada’s coastline and boundaries. View more details on Coastline and Boundaries of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Coastline and Boundaries of Canada
 

Coastline, Boundaries and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries of Canada with names for the provinces and territories. View more details on Coastline, Boundaries and Names of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Coastline, Boundaries and Names of Canada
 

Capital City Locations of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also included are the locations of Canada's capital cities. View more details on Capital City Locations of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Capital City Locations of Canada
 

Capital City Locations and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also included are the locations and names of Canada's capital cities. View more details on Capital City Locations and Names of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Capital City Locations and Names of Canada
 

Place Locations of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also shown for Canada, are the locations of capital cities and selected populated places. View more details on Place Locations of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Place Locations of Canada
 

Place Locations and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also shown are the locations and names of capital cities and selected populated places in Canada.View more details on Place Locations and Names of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Place Locations and Names of Canada
 

Lakes and Rivers of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. View more details on Lakes and Rivers of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Lakes and Rivers of Canada
 

Lakes, Rivers and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. There are names for major political and geographical features. View more details on Lakes, Rivers and Names of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Lakes, Rivers and Names of Canada
 

Latitude and Longitude of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Included are the locations of capitals and selected places, and major latitude and longitude lines (the graticule). View more details on Latitude and Longitude of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Latitude and Longitude of Canada
 

Adjacent Regions of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries for Canada and nearby countries. View more details on Adjacent Regions of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Adjacent Regions of Canada
 

Adjacent Regions and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries for Canada and nearby countries, and also names for major political features. View more details on Adjacent Regions and Names of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Adjacent Regions and Names of Canada
 

Full Details of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries, and, for Canada, capitals, populated places, and the graticule. Many of these features are named. View more details on Full Details of Canada - GeoGratis.

 
Full Details of Canada
 

Provincial and Territorial

Alberta

A political map of Alberta showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Alberta - GeoGratis.

 
Alberta
 

British Columbia

A political map of British Columbia showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map British Columbia - GeoGratis.

 
British Columbia
 

Great Lakes Basin

This map depicts the region around the Great Lakes drainage basin, including populated places, roads, railways, and political boundaries. View more details on Great Lakes Basin - GeoGratis.

 
Great Lakes Basin
 

Manitoba

A political map of Manitoba showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Manitoba - GeoGratis.

 
Manitoba
 

Maritime Provinces

A political map of the Maritime Provinces showing boundaries, the provincial capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Maritimes Provinces - GeoGratis.

 
Maritime Provinces
 

New Brunswick

A political map of New Brunswick showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map New Brunswick - GeoGratis.

 
New Brunswick
 

Newfoundland and Labrador

A political map of Newfoundland and Labrador showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Newfoundland and Labrador - GeoGratis.

 
Newfoundland and Labrador
 

Northwest Territories

A political map of Northwest Territories showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Northwest Territories - GeoGratis.

 
Northwest Territories
 

Nova Scotia

A political map of Nova Scotia showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Nova Scotia - GeoGratis.

 
Nova Scotia
 

Nunavut

A political map of Nunavut showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Nunavut - GeoGratis.

 
Nunavut
 

Ontario

A political map of Ontario showing boundaries, the provincial and national capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Ontario - GeoGratis.

 
Ontario
 

Prairie Provinces

A political map of Prairie Provinces showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads.View more details on a political map Prairie Provinces - GeoGratis.

Prairie Provinces
 

Prince Edward Island

A political map of Prince Edward Island showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Prince Edward Island - GeoGratis.

 
Prince Edward Island
 

Quebec

A political map of Quebec showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Quebec - GeoGratis.

 
Quebec
 

Red River Drainage Basin

Originating in the United States and flowing north to Lake Winnipeg, the Red River has a long history of flooding. This map depicts the greater portion of the Red River drainage basin including that of the Assiniboine River to the point at which the rivers meet in Winnipeg, Manitoba. View more details on Red River Drainage Basin - GeoGratis.

 
Red River Drainage Basin
 

Saskatchewan

A political map of Saskatchewan showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. VView more details on a political map Saskatchewan - GeoGratis.

 
Saskatchewan
 

The Territories

A political map of the northern territories showing boundaries, the territorial capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map The Territories - GeoGratis.

 
The Territories
 

Yukon

A political map of Yukon showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on a political map Yukon - GeoGratis.

 
Yukon
 

Provincial and Territorial Outline

Alberta

An outline map showing the boundary and the major lakes and rivers of Alberta. View more details on an outline map Alberta - GeoGratis.

 
Alberta
 

Alberta with Names

An outline map showing the boundary and the major lakes and rivers of Alberta with names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Alberta with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Alberta with Names
 

British Columbia

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of British Columbia. View more details on an outline map British Columbia - GeoGratis.

 
British Columbia
 

British Columbia with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of British Columbia with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map British Columbia with Names - GeoGratis.

 
British Columbia with Names
 

Manitoba

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Manitoba. View more details on an outline map Manitoba - GeoGratis.

 
Manitoba
 

Manitoba with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Manitoba with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Manitoba with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Manitoba with Names
 

Maritime Provinces

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Maritime provinces. View more details on an outline map Maritime Provinces - GeoGratis.

 
Maritime Provinces
 

Maritime Provinces with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Maritime provinces with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Maritime Provinces with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Maritime Provinces with Names
 

New Brunswick

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of New Brunswick. View more details on an outline map New Brunswick - GeoGratis.

 
New Brunswick
 

New Brunswick with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of New Brunswick with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map New Brunswick with Names - GeoGratis.

 
New Brunswick with Names
 

Newfoundland and Labrador

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador. View more details on an outline map Newfoundland and Labrador - GeoGratis.

 
Newfoundland and Labrador
 

Newfoundland and Labrador with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Newfoundland and Labrador with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Newfoundland and Labrador with Names
 

Nova Scotia

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Nova Scotia. View more details on an outline map Nova Scotia - GeoGratis.

 
Nova Scotia
 

Nova Scotia with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Nova Scotia with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Nova Scotia with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Nova Scotia with Names
 

Nunavut

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Nunavut. View more details on an outline map Nunavut - GeoGratis.

 
Nunavut
 

Nunavut with Names

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Nunavut. There are names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Nunavut with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Nunavut with Names
 

Northwest Territories

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories. View more details on an outline map Northwest Territories - GeoGratis.

 
Northwest Territories
 

Northwest Territories with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Northwest Territories with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Northwest Territories with Names
 

Ontario

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Ontario. View more details on an outline map Ontario - GeoGratis.

 
Ontario
 

Ontario with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Ontario with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Ontario with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Ontario with Names
 

Prince Edward Island

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Prince Edward Island. View more details on an outline map Prince Edward Island - GeoGratis.

 
Prince Edward Island
 

Prince Edward Island with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Prince Edward Island with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Prince Edward Island with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Prince Edward Island with Names
 

Prairie Provinces

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Prairie provinces. View more details on an outline map Prairie Provinces - GeoGratis.

 
Prairie Provinces
 

Prairie Provinces with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Prairie provinces with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Prairie Provinces with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Prairie Provinces with Names
 

Quebec

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Quebec. View more details on an outline map Quebec - GeoGratis.

 
Quebec
 

Quebec with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Quebec with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Quebec with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Quebec with Names
 

Saskatchewan

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Saskatchewan. View more details on an outline map Saskatchewan - GeoGratis.

 
Saskatchewan
 

Saskatchewan with Names

An outline map showing the boundary and major lakes and rivers of Saskatchewan with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Saskatchewan with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Saskatchewan with Names
 

The Territories

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for the Territories. View more details on an outline map The Territories - GeoGratis.

 
The Territories
 

The Territories with Names

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for the Territories with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map The Territories with Names - GeoGratis.

 
The Territories with Names
 

Yukon

An outline map showing the boundary, coastlines and major lakes and rivers of the Yukon. View more details on an outline map Yukon - GeoGratis.

 
Yukon
 

Yukon with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Yukon with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on an outline map Yukon with Names - GeoGratis.

 
Yukon with Names
 

Provincial and Territorial Relief

Alberta Relief

A relief map of Alberta showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Alberta - GeoGratis.

 
Alberta Relief
 

British Columbia Relief

A relief map of British Columbia showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map British Columbia - GeoGratis.

 
British Columbia Relief
 

Manitoba Relief

A relief map of Manitoba showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Manitoba - GeoGratis.

 
Manitoba Relief
 

New Brunswick Relief

A relief map of New Brunswick showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map New Brunswick - GeoGratis.

 
New Brunswick Relief
 

Newfoundland and Labrador Relief

A relief map of Newfoundland and Labrador showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Newfoundland and Labrador - GeoGratis.

 
Newfoundland and Labrador Relief
 

Northwest Territories Relief

A relief map of Northwest Territories showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Northwest Territories - GeoGratis.

 
Northwest Territories Relief
 

Nova Scotia Relief

A relief map of Nova Scotia showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Nova Scotia - GeoGratis.

 
Nova Scotia Relief
 

Nunavut Relief

A relief map of Nunavut showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Nunavut - GeoGratis.

 
Nunavut Relief
 

Ontario Relief

A relief map of Ontario showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Ontario - GeoGratis.

 
Ontario Relief
 

Prince Edward Island Relief

A relief map of Prince Edward Island showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Prince Edward Island - GeoGratis.

 
Prince Edward Island Relief
 

Quebec Relief

A relief map of Quebec showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Quebec - GeoGratis.

 
Quebec Relief
 

Saskatchewan Relief

A relief map of Saskatchewan showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Saskatchewan - GeoGratis.

 
Saskatchewan Relief
 

Yukon Relief

A relief map of Yukon showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on a relief map Yukon- GeoGratis.

 
Yukon Relief
 

International

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The World – Continents

This political map of the World shows national boundaries, continents and oceans. View more details on The World - GeoGratis.

 
 

The Francophonie

This world map shows the member and observer countries of the International Organization of The Francophonie. View more details on The Francophonie - GeoGratis.

 
 

The European Union (EU)

This political map of Europe shows the European Union (EU), its member and candidate countries; and Euro currency participants. View more details on The European Union (EU) - GeoGratis.

 
 

United States of America

This political map of United States of America shows state and national boundaries, state names and other features. View more details on United States of America - GeoGratis.

 
 

International Outline

North America

An outline map showing North America in the Lambert Zenithal Equal-Area Projection centred at 45° North and 95° West. View more details on International Outline - GeoGratis.

 
North America
 

North America with Names

An outline map showing North America in the Lambert Zenithal Equal-Area Projection centred at 45° North and 95° West with names for countries and other major features. View more details on North America with Names - GeoGratis.

 
North America with Names
 

North Circumpolar Region

An outline map of the northern circumpolar region using the Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centred at 90° North and 95° West, extending South to 50° North. View more details on North Circumpolar Region - GeoGratis.

 
North Circumpolar Region
 

North Circumpolar Region with Names

An outline map of the northern circumpolar region using the Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centred at 90° North and 95° West, extending South to 50° North with names for countries and other major features. View more details on North Circumpolar Region with Names - GeoGratis.

 
North Circumpolar Region with Names
 

The World

An outline map showing the World in the Robinson Projection (with central meridian at 0° W.). View more details on The World - GeoGratis.

 
The World
 

The World with Names

An outline map showing the World in the Robinson Projection (with central meridian at 0° W). The map shows names for continents and oceans. View more details on The World with Names - GeoGratis.

 
The World with Names