The Atlas of Canada

The Atlas of Canada is a neat web mapping service. There are a variety of themes to choose from, including:

  • Environment
  • People & Society
  • Economy
  • History
  • Climate Change
  • Freshwater
  • Health
  • Reference Maps
  • Map Archives
  • Topographic Maps

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/atlas-canada

The National Atlas basemap digital vector files are FREE:
http://geogratis.gc.ca/site/eng/extraction

  • drainage (coastlines, rivers, lakes)
  • boundaries (federal, provincial, district, dividing lines)
  • transportation (primary and secondary highways, selected ferry routes, rail networks)
  • populated places
  • and national parks

Scales:

  • North Circumpolar Region - 1:10,000,000
  • North America - 1:10,000,000
  • Canada - 1:7,500,000
  • Canada - 1:30,000,000
  • Provinces and Territories- 1:2,000,000