Canada at 1:4,000,000 on a map from Marco Polo Travel Publishing with plenty of topographic information, plus a booklet attached to the map cover with an extensive index, six street plans, two enlargements of national parks, descriptions of 15 best sights, etc. Coverage extends to 74º north to include the whole of the Northwest Passage; a separate panel presents the rest of Arctic Canada at 1:12,000,000.
Cartography is from the renowned German publishers MairDumont. Topography is shown by relief shading with spot heights and plenty of names of mountain ranges, plateaux, etc. Locations of interest are prominently highlighted, with separate colouring for towns or villages and for natural sites; 15 selected places are cross-referenced to brief descriptions in the index booklet. Provincial parks or other protected areas as well as Indian Reservations are also marked. Adjoining regions of USA are similarly presented. Provincial and, in the US, state boundaries and time zones are marked. Road network varies according to the density population. Driving distances are shown in kilometres (in USA in miles). Railways and ferry routes are marked. The map has latitude and longitude lines at intervals of 2º.
Extensive index, covering both Canada and the adjoining regions of USA, is in a separate 79-page booklet attached to the map cover and lists town/villages and natural features: rivers, lakes, mountains, etc; also provided are separate lists of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and national parks. The booklet also includes street plans of central Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City and Toronto, plus enlargements for the Banff/Jasper/Yoho/Kootenay and Waterton Lakes/Glacier national parks in the Rockies. Multilingual map legend and the descriptions include English.
A fold-out flap in the cover shows for route planning an overview map of Canada, prominently highlighting main places of interest, with the grid reference system in the margins making it easier to find locations on the main map. Also provided is a distance table and basic diving regulations.
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