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Activity Number 15 - Mapping


To locate and name major geographic features, bodies of water and communities in your region.


  • Copies of the blank map for your area
  • Atlas (optional)
  • Copies of the appropriate list of major features and communities from the tablebelow


Provide each student with a copy of the map and the list for your area. Ask them to locate the features and communities on the map. If your community does not happen to be on the list, have them correctly place it on the map as well.

Area of Coverage
Major Features
British Columbia
Pacific Ocean, Rocky Mountains, Strait of Georgia, Queen Charlotte Islands
Abbotsford, Blue River, Castlegar, Comox, Cranbrook, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Port Hardy, Prince George, Princeton, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Terrace, Vancouver, Victoria
Beaufort Sea
Beaver Creek, Burwash Landing, Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow, Ross River, Teslin, Watson Lake, Whitehorse
Rocky Mountains, Lake Athabasca
Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Edson, High Level
Lake Athabasca
Swift Current, Regina, Saskatoon, La Ronge, Prince Albert, Cree Lake
Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba, Lake Winnipegosis, Hudson Bay
Churchill, Dauphin, Brandon, Lynn Lake, Thompson, The Pas, Winnipeg
Northwest Territories
Arctic Ocean, Great Slave Lake, Great Bear Lake, Mackenzie River, Beaufort Sea
Fort Smith, Inuvik, Norman Wells, Yellowknife, Fort Simpson
Hudson Bay, Foxe Basin
Alert, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Clyde River, Coral Harbour, Eureka, Resolute
Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake of the Woods, Lake St. Clair, Lake Nipigon, Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, Hudson Bay, James Bay
Kenora, Big Trout Lake, Thunder Bay, Armstrong, Timmins, Moosonee, Sault Ste Marie, Muskoka, Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa
Magdelein Islands, Grindstone Island, Hudson Bay, James Bay, Ungava Bay, Gulf of St. Lawrence
Kuujjuaq, Inukjuak, Huujjuarapik, Sept Isles, Baie Comeau, Val d'Or, Maniwaki, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Quebec City
Maritime Provinces
Bay of Fundy, Bay of Chaleur, Mt. Carleton, Grand Lake, Confederation Bridge, Cape Breton Island, Cape Breton Highlands, Atlantic Ocean, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf of St. Lawrence
Charlo, Chatham (Miramichi), Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Summerside, Halifax, Yarmouth, Sydney, Greenwood, Sable Island
Long Range Mountains, Atlantic Ocean, Strait of Belle Isle, Cabot Strait, Lake Melville
Daniels Harbour, St. John's, Gander, Stephenville, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Wabush, Churchill Falls, St. Lawrence, Cartwright, Port Aux Basques, Daniels Harbour, Bonivista, Burgeo
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