You are here. 80 years of Canadian Geographic maps

Creator(s): Royal Canadian Geographical Society

You might say we have a thing for maps. Canadian Geographic and its precursor, the Canadian Geographical Journal, have been making them since 1930. Explore eight decades of mapping in this Virtual Museum Exhibit, complete with interactive features and a timeline showcasing some of the magazine's most outstanding maps.

About 50 maps from CG's pages appear in six relevant themes: Exploration, conflict and borders, people, wildlife, our changing environment and the Arctic.

In the 80 years of mapping section, see how some of the same topics have been represented differently over the years and how Canada's history has been mapped on the pages of CG.

This exhibit comes complete with a series of lesson plans for secondary students, developed by the Canadian Council for Geographic Education, to engage students in meaningful discussions about maps and the wide varieties of information they display.

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