Reference Maps

Composite of various reference maps

Reference maps encompass international, national and provincial maps in addition to basic black and white outline maps that include capital city locations and/or names. Both teachers and students will find these maps useful in the classroom, as well as for special projects. To view these maps, choose one from the list below:

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List of Topics:

Canada

Canada Political Divisions

A map of Canada showing boundaries, capitals, selected place names, selected drainage and names, the Arctic Circle and adjacent foreign areas. View more details on GeoGratis.

Canada Political Divisions

Relief

A relief map of Canada showing elevation by hypsometric tints,(a gradation of different colours). Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. View more details on GeoGratis.

Relief

Standard Time Zones

A map showing Canada's six time zones as legislated and as observed; also gives internationally accepted names and designators. View more details on GeoGratis.

Standard Time Zones

National Parks

A map showing the locations, extents and names of National Parks and National Marine Conservation Areas in Canada. View more details on GeoGratis.

National Parks

Drainage Basins

This map shows the five ocean drainage areas in Canada, the major river basins, the internal drainage areas and the diverted drainage areas. A drainage basin, sometimes called a watershed, is an area where all surface water shares the same drainage outlet. Surface water consists of the tiny trickles of water flowing on the surface of the earth that develop into larger streams and eventually combine to form a river. The boundary of a watershed is called a drainage divide. View more details on GeoGratis.

Drainage Basins

Historical Indian Treaties

This map shows Indian treaties that were negotiated between 1725 and 1930. Treaties are agreements between two or more nations that create mutually binding obligations. In Canada, Aboriginal peoples and various European and Canadian governments have concluded 68 major historical treaties over the last 275 years. These treaties cover most of Ontario, the Prairie Provinces, parts of Vancouver Island, Northwest Territories and Atlantic Canada. View more details on GeoGratis.

Historical Indian Treaties

Canada outline

Coastline and Boundaries of Canada

An outline map without names which shows only Canada’s coastline and boundaries. View more details on GeoGratis.

Coastline and Boundaries of Canada

Coastline, Boundaries and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries of Canada with names for the provinces and territories. View more details on GeoGratis.

Coastline, Boundaries and Names of Canada

Capital City Locations of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also included are the locations of Canada's capital cities. View more details on GeoGratis.

Capital City Locations of Canada

Capital City Locations and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also included are the locations and names of Canada's capital cities. View more details on GeoGratis.

Capital City Locations and Names of Canada

Place Locations of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also shown for Canada, are the locations of capital cities and selected populated places. View more details on GeoGratis.

Place Locations of Canada

Place Locations and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Also shown are the locations and names of capital cities and selected populated places in Canada. View more details on GeoGratis.

Place Locations and Names of Canada

Lakes and Rivers of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. View more details on GeoGratis.

Lakes and Rivers of Canada

Lakes, Rivers and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. There are names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Lakes, Rivers and Names of Canada

Latitude and Longitude of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries. Included are the locations of capitals and selected places, and major latitude and longitude lines (the graticule). View more details on GeoGratis.

Latitude and Longitude of Canada

Adjacent Regions of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries for Canada and nearby countries. View more details on GeoGratis.

Adjacent Regions of Canada

Adjacent Regions and Names of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline and boundaries for Canada and nearby countries, and also names for major political features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Adjacent Regions and Names of Canada

Full Details of Canada

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Canada and nearby countries, and, for Canada, capitals, populated places, and the graticule. Many of these features are named. View more details on GeoGratis.

Full Details of Canada

Provincial and Territorial

Alberta

A political map of Alberta showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Alberta

British Columbia

A political map of British Columbia showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

British Columbia

Great Lakes Basin

This map depicts the region around the Great Lakes drainage basin, including populated places, roads, railways, and political boundaries. View more details on GeoGratis.

Great Lakes Basin

Manitoba

A political map of Manitoba showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Manitoba

Maritime Provinces

A political map of the Maritime Provinces showing boundaries, the provincial capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Maritime Provinces

New Brunswick

A political map of New Brunswick showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

A political map of Newfoundland and Labrador showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

A political map of Northwest Territories showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads.

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

A political map of Nova Scotia showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

A political map of Nunavut showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nunavut

Ontario

A political map of Ontario showing boundaries, the provincial and national capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Ontario

Prairie Provinces

A political map of Prince Edward Island showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads.

Prairie Provinces

Prince Edward Island

A political map of Prince Edward Island showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

A political map of Quebec showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Quebec

Red River Drainage Basin

Originating in the United States and flowing north to Lake Winnipeg, the Red River has a long history of flooding. This map depicts the greater portion of the Red River drainage basin including that of the Assiniboine River to the point at which the rivers meet in Winnipeg, Manitoba. View more details on GeoGratis.

Red River Drainage Basin

Saskatchewan

A political map of Saskatchewan showing boundaries, the provincial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Saskatchewan

The Territories

A political map of the northern territories showing boundaries, the territorial capitals, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

The Territories

Yukon

A political map of Yukon showing boundaries, the territorial capital, selected populated places with names, selected drainage with names and selected roads. View more details on GeoGratis.

Yukon

Provincial and Territorial Outline

Alberta

An outline map showing the boundary and the major lakes and rivers of Alberta. View more details on GeoGratis.

Alberta

Alberta with Names

An outline map showing the boundary and the major lakes and rivers of Alberta with names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Alberta with Names

British Columbia

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of British Columbia. View more details on GeoGratis.

British Columbia

British Columbia with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of British Columbia with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

British Columbia with Names

Manitoba

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Manitoba. View more details on GeoGratis.

Manitoba

Manitoba with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Manitoba with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Manitoba with Names

Maritime Provinces

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Maritime provinces. View more details on GeoGratis.

Maritime Provinces

Maritime Provinces with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Maritime provinces with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Maritime Provinces with Names

New Brunswick

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of New Brunswick. View more details on GeoGratis.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of New Brunswick with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

New Brunswick with Names

Newfoundland and Labrador

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador. View more details on GeoGratis.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Newfoundland and Labrador with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Newfoundland and Labrador with Names

Nova Scotia

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Nova Scotia. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Nova Scotia with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nova Scotia with Names

Nunavut

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Nunavut. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nunavut

Nunavut with Names

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for Nunavut. There are names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nunavut with Names

Northwest Territories

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories. View more details on GeoGratis.

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Northwest Territories with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Northwest Territories with Names

Ontario

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Ontario. View more details on GeoGratis.

Ontario

Ontario with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Ontario with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Ontario with Names

Prince Edward Island

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Prince Edward Island. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Prince Edward Island with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prince Edward Island with Names

Prairie Provinces

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline and major lakes and rivers of the Prairie provinces. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prairie Provinces

Prairie Provinces with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Prairie provinces with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prairie Provinces with Names

Quebec

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Quebec. View more details on GeoGratis.

Quebec

Quebec with Names

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of Quebec with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Quebec with Names

Saskatchewan

An outline map showing the boundary, coastline and major lakes and rivers of Saskatchewan. View more details on GeoGratis.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan with Names

An outline map showing the boundary and major lakes and rivers of Saskatchewan with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Saskatchewan with Names

The Territories

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for the Territories. View more details on GeoGratis.

The Territories

The Territories with Names

An outline map showing the coastline, boundaries and major lakes and rivers for the Territories with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

The Territories with Names

Yukon

An outline map showing the boundary, coastlines and major lakes and rivers of the Yukon. View more details on GeoGratis.

Yukon

Yukon with Names

An outline map showing the boundaries, coastline, and major lakes and rivers of the Yukon with the names for major political and geographical features. View more details on GeoGratis.

Yukon with Names

Provincial and Territorial Relief

Alberta Relief

A relief map of Alberta showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Alberta Relief

British Columbia Relief

A relief map of British Columbia showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

British Columbia Relief

Manitoba Relief

A relief map of Manitoba showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Manitoba Relief

New Brunswick Relief

A relief map of New Brunswick showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

New Brunswick Relief

Newfoundland and Labrador Relief

A relief map of Newfoundland and Labrador showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Newfoundland and Labrador Relief

Northwest Territories Relief

A relief map of Northwest Territories showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Northwest Territories Relief

Nova Scotia Relief

A relief map of Nova Scotia showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nova Scotia Relief

Nunavut Relief

A relief map of Nunavut showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Nunavut Relief

Ontario Relief

A relief map of Ontario showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Ontario Relief

Prince Edward Island Relief

A relief map of Prince Edward Island showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Prince Edward Island Relief

Quebec Relief

A relief map of Quebec showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Quebec Relief

Saskatchewan Relief

A relief map of Saskatchewan showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Saskatchewan Relief

Yukon Relief

A relief map of Yukon showing elevation by hypsometric tints (a gradation of different colours), and spot elevations. Major lakes are also shown. Elevation ranges are included in the map legend. The elevation data were derived from the map Canada-Relief, Fifth Edition, National Atlas of Canada published in 1986. View more details on GeoGratis.

Yukon Relief

International

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North America

This political map of North America shows national boundaries, country names and oceans. View more details on GeoGratis.

North America

South America

This political map of South America shows national boundaries, country names and oceans. View more details on GeoGratis.

South America

The World – Continents

This political map of the World shows national boundaries, continents and oceans. View more details on GeoGratis.

The World – Continents

The World – Countries

This political map of the World shows national boundaries, country names, and major ocean features. View more details on GeoGratis.

The World – Countries

The Francophonie

This world map shows the member and observer countries of the International Organization of The Francophonie. View more details on GeoGratis.

The Francophonie

The Commonwealth

This world map shows the member countries of The Commonwealth. View more details on GeoGratis.

The Commonwealth

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

This world map shows the member, partner, and Mediterranean Dialogue countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. View more details on GeoGratis.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

The Organization of American States (OAS)

This world map shows the member countries and permanent observer countries of the Organization of American States (OAS). View more details on GeoGratis.

The Organization of American States (OAS)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

This world map shows the member economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). View more details on GeoGratis.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

The European Union (EU)

This political map of Europe shows the European Union (EU), its member and candidate countries; and Euro currency participants. View more details on GeoGratis.

The European Union (EU)

Mexico and Central America

This political map of Mexico and Central America shows national and state boundaries, country names and oceans. View more details on GeoGratis.

Mexico and Central America

Group of 8 (G8)

This world map shows the member countries of The G8. View more details on GeoGratis.

Group of 8 (G8)

Council of Europe (CoE)

This world map shows the member and observer countries of the Council of Europe. View more details on GeoGratis.

Council of Europe (CoE)

United States of America

This political map of United States of America shows state and national boundaries, state names and other features. View more details on GeoGratis.

United States of America

International Outline

North America

An outline map showing North America in the Lambert Zenithal Equal-Area Projection centred at 45° North and 95° West. View more details on GeoGratis.

North America

North America with Names

An outline map showing North America in the Lambert Zenithal Equal-Area Projection centred at 45° North and 95° West with names for countries and other major features. View more details on GeoGratis.

North America with Names

North Circumpolar Region

An outline map of the northern circumpolar region using the Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centred at 90° North and 95° West, extending South to 50° North. View more details on GeoGratis.

North Circumpolar Region

North Circumpolar Region with Names

An outline map of the northern circumpolar region using the Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centred at 90° North and 95° West, extending South to 50° North with names for countries and other major features. View more details on GeoGratis.

North Circumpolar Region with Names

The World

An outline map showing the World in the Robinson Projection (with central meridian at 0° W.). View more details on GeoGratis.

The World

The World with Names

An outline map showing the World in the Robinson Projection (with central meridian at 0° W). The map shows names for continents and oceans. View more details on GeoGratis.

The World with Names