Canadian Geographic Education


Arctic Alive

Kit includes

  • Teacher’s guide
  • Hard copies of all learning activities
  • All required materials for 10 activities (download activities below)
  • Specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature

Map dimensions

Gym Size

11m (36.09’) x 8m (26.25’)

Booking period


This resource is no longer touring. If you would like to inquire about having this map at your school, at your own expense for shipping, please contact us.

Students can learn about the natural history and diversity of the Arctic by exploring the major ecozones of Canada’s North.

The Arctic is full of life and comprises more than 15 ecosystems, thousands of plant and animal species, and is home to more than 100,000 Canadians. Students can explore the natural diversity of Canada’s North through this Giant Floor Map, developed in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN). The map and its ten curriculum-linked activities encourage students to challenge and refine their perceptions of nature in the Arctic through the CMN’s four main disciplines: zoology, botany, paleobiology, and mineralogy.


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