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  • Federal

    Natural Tourist Attractions - Migratory Bird Sanctuaries

    Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are areas set aside by the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) of Environment Canada to protect migratory birds. The sanctuaries include a range of habitat types, such as terrestrial, wetland and marine.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Natural Tourist Attractions - National Parks

    National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas form a countrywide network of areas set aside by Canada for their great natural interest. They are protected for public understanding, enjoyment and appreciation.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Terrestrial Ecozones (forests)

    Ecozones are broad ecological zones on the earth's surface and cover a large range of ecosystems such as temperate forest, mountain ranges, grassland, taiga, arctic tundra, extensive river systems, coastline and farmlands. Each ecozone has its own climate, relief, soil, fauna and flora and...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Forested Ecozones

    In Canada, there are 20 ecozones, consisting of 15 terrestrial and 5 marine units. The vegetation varies from one ecozone to another. Forests cover totally or partially nine ecozones: Pacific Maritime, Montane Cordillera, Boreal Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairie, Boreal Shield,...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Permafrost, Glaciers and Sea Ice (Nunavut)

    Nunavut’s cold climate makes it a territory consisting of mostly barren land and permafrost. Permafrost is soil or rocks whose temperature remains at or below the freezing point for a long period of time. Glaciers, a mass of snow and ice that does not melt from year to year prevail in the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Terrestrial Ecozones

    Canada has defined a hierarchical classification of ecosystems. At a simple level there are 20 ecozones, fifteen terrestrial and five marine. An ecozone is an area of the earth’s surface that represents a large ecological zone and has characteristic landforms and climate. Each ecozone is...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    North Circumpolar Region (1997)

    Contained within the Atlas of Canada's Reference Map Series, 1961 to 2010, is a map which has detailed coverage of all parts of the world north of approximately 55 degrees North (and south of this latitude for the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk areas). The map uses the Azimuthal equidistant...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Federal

    West Coast Canadian National Marine Seismic Data Repository

    This release makes available the West Canadian Coast part of the results of an ongoing effort to scan and convert all our inventory of analog marine survey field records (seismic, sidescan and sounder) to digital format. These records have been scanned at 300 dpi and were converted into JPEG2000...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • KMZ
    • XLS
  • Federal

    Circumpolar International Polar Year (2007)

    Contained within the Atlas of Canada's Reference Map Series, 1961 to 2010, is a bilingual map that was a special product for the International Polar Year. It was produced from the Atlas of Canada Reference Map, MCR001, Northern Circumpolar Region (2004), and only shows detail from north of 60...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Federal

    North Circumpolar Region (2004)

    Contained within the Atlas of Canada's Reference Map Series, 1961 to 2010, is a map which has detailed coverage of all parts of the world north of approximately 55 degrees North (and south of this latitude for the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk areas). The map uses the Azimuthal equidistant...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
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