Wall Maps

This section provides a description and purchasing information for a series of national and international printed wall maps produced by the Atlas of Canada.

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National Maps

Canada (2014)

Map of Canada [Bilingual]

This map (MCR 102) is the latest publication in the Atlas of Canada Reference Map Series. It is an update to the 1:6 000 000 paper map of Canada published in 2006. International, provincial and territorial boundaries and the 200-mile offshore Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) are featured on the map. All the national parks and reserves are shown including the Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve of Canada, Northwest Territories, and Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada, Nova Scotia, two of the most recently established parks.  Major roads, railways and ferry routes are also depicted with the Trans-Canada Highway clearly represented across Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts. Many of the major physiographic and hydrographic features are labelled providing necessary points of reference in less populated areas of the country. The map uses a vertical near-side perspective projection, which provides a unique three-dimensional view of Canada.  Most data are current to the period 2010 to 2013. View more details on Canada (2014) - GeoGratis.

Northern Canada (2012)

Northern Canada [Bilingual]

The vast Canadian geography north of approximately 50° latitude is depicted on the map Northern Canada / Nord du Canada. This bilingual map is part of the Atlas of Canada's series of reference maps. The 4 million scale provides a detailed regional base of the north. The map shows the populated places in the three territories, the northern areas of the provinces, and adjacent areas of Russia, Alaska, and Greenland. Major roads and railways are mapped along with a selection of airports and seaplane bases. Major ports are identified by showing cargo and/or ferry movements throughout the north. The map also has an economic focus with the addition of energy, mineral and metal resource extraction sites (mines, natural gas and crude oil fields) and major pipelines. Important to any understanding of the north is the physical geography. The map shows the relief, bathymetry, major glaciers, ice fields, a selection of mountain peaks, tree line, the limits of permanent polar sea ice, and just over 2900 named hydrographic and physical features. Also shown are national parks and other federal protected areas. The surveyed locations of the Magnetic North Pole are mapped from 1831 to 2011. An inset of the Labrador coast shows the cultural connection of Nunatsiavut to the Inuit of Nunavut. View more details on Northern Canada (2012) - GeoGratis.

  • Reference number: MCR0036
  • Print Version:
    • Cat#: M114-25/2011
    • ISBN: 978-1-100-54028-3
  • PDF Version:
    • Cat#: M114-25/2011-PDF
    • ISBN: 978-1-100-54029-0
  • Size: 43.5 inches by 47.5 inches or 110.49 centimetres by 120.65 centimetres
  • Scale: 1:4 000 000
  • Published: 2012
  • Northern Canada (2012) - Bilingual JPG ( 15,178 KB JPEG, 7200 x 6600 pixels )
  • Northern Canada (2012) - Bilingual PDF ( 25,267 KB PDF)

Canada (2009) - Largest wall map

Canada Wall Map [Bilingual]

The largest of the Atlas of Canada wall-maps, this colourful edition (Nov 2009) features several significant information updates. Approximately 150 place names have been added/renamed -- particularly in northern and rural regions. Populations have been updated to reflect the 2006 Census. All national parks are shown, including the expanded boundary of Nahanni National Park and Lake Superior's new National Marine Conservation Area. Road categories have been revised to reflect the additions of new multi-lane highways. All provincial, territorial and international boundaries are depicted, including the Northern sector and Canada's 200-mile offshore Exclusive Economic Zone. Relief shading highlights the physiography of the country and the map's projection provides a three-dimensional view of Canada. The map is printed on high-quality paper stock with a satin coating to preserve the colour fastness and reduce glare when displayed on home or office walls. View more details on Canada (2009) - Largest wall map - GeoGratis.

  • Reference number: MCR0105
  • Print Version:
    • Cat#: M115-4/0105
    • ISBN: 978-0-660-64569-8
  • PDF Version:
    • Cat#: M115-4/0105-PDF
    • ISBN: 978-1-100-50449-0
  • Size: 46 inches by 62 3/4 inches or 116.84 centimetres by 159.4 centimetres
  • Scale: 1:4 000 000
  • Published: 2009
  • Canada (2009) - Bilingual JPG (33,543 KB JPEG, 9601 x 7201 pixels )
  • Canada (2009) - Bilingual PDF ( 22,563 KB PDF)

Relief Map of Canada

Relief Map of Canada

This map is part of the National Atlas of Canada Reference Map Series. It uses the Vertical Near-Side Perspective Projection.. The map's main feature is showing Canada with very-detailed digital shaded relief. Ocean contours are shown using bathymetric tints. Major physical features including mountain ranges, peaks, and spot elevations are identified.The map also shows the extent and name for all of Canada's national parks. An extensive set of populated places is shown, using six population size classes. Transportation data is extensive, but relatively muted: for example, roads are only in two classes. All official Canadian, provincial, and surrounding international boundaries are shown, including the proposed boundary for the new territory of Nunavut (which came into existence in 1999), The offshore boundary delineating Canada's exclusive 200-mile fishing and economic zone is also shown. There are three small maps of Canada shown on this map sheet, all at scale 1: 35 000 000. One shows the major physiographic regions; the second shows major drainage basins, and the third map shows classes of vegetation cover. There is very limited data shown for foreign areas, but shaded relief is shown for all of these areas. All data on the map is current to the mid to late 1990's. View more details on Relief Map of Canada - GeoGratis.

 International Maps

The World (2005)

Map of the World

This map is part of the National Atlas of Canada Base Map Series. It shows the World at an equatorial scale of 1: 35 000 000. The map is a general reference sheet focusing on showing the name and status of all sovereign countries and dependencies, and showing major cities. The 2005 version has two new additions: one is showing shaded relief for land areas, the other is showing bathymetric contours and colours for all marine areas. View more details on The World (2005) - GeoGratis.


North Circumpolar Region (2008)

Map of the North Circumpolar Region [Bilingual]

This revised bilingual map is part of the Atlas of Canada Reference Map Series. It has detailed coverage of all parts of the world north of approximately 50 degrees latitude except for the Russian Federation side of the map which shows areas north of 60 degrees latitude. The map uses the Azimuthal Equidistant projection. All national boundaries are shown along with Canadian provincial and territorial boundaries and Canada's 200 nautical mile offshore Exclusive Economic Zone. National capital cities are displayed along with other cities, towns, villages and hamlets; all have been updated to 2008. Some seasonally populated places are also shown. A number of significant northern features can be found such as the minimum permanent polar sea ice extent for 1972 to 2007, tree line, undersea relief and undersea feature names, land relief, historical surveyed locations of the Magnetic North Pole from 1831 to 2007 and updated glaciers, ice fields and coastal ice shelves. The undersea relief is the most up-to-date from the 2008 International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean on top of which bathymetric tints are shown. A related product is the round Circumpolar International Polar Year (2008) map. It is identical to this map except that it only shows map detail north of 55 degrees latitude. View more details on North Circumpolar Region (2008) - GeoGratis.

North America (2005)

Map of North America

This map is part of the National Atlas of Canada Base Map Series. It shows North America at a scale of 1: 10 000 000. The map is a general reference map giving detailed coverage of populated places, transportation routes and the drainage network. Land areas are coloured to represent individual countries and dependencies, whereas offshore areas are coloured to show bathymetry. The map sheet has two inset maps: one is an inset for Hawaii, also at 1: 10 000 000; the second is a 1: 53 000 000 inset of North America showing relief, and noting significant mountain elevations. There is also a table of road mileages between major cities. View more details on North America (2005) - GeoGratis.


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