The vast Canadian geography north of approximately 50° latitude is depicted on the map Northern Canada / Nord du Canada. This bilingual map is the latest in the Atlas of Canada's series of reference maps. The four million scale provides a detailed regional base of the north. An inset of the Labrador coast shows the cultural connection of Nunatsiavut to the Inuit of Nunavut. 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. Every effort has been made to ensure that the data is current to the period 2007 to 2011.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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