Canadian Geographic Education


Giant Floor Maps - Overview

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic

Canadian Geographic Education’s vibrant and colourful Giant Floor Maps are unlike any other educational resource in the country. These maps offer students an opportunity to discover and explore the diverse aspects of geography in a unique and interactive way that accommodates various learning styles and is easy to integrate at all grade levels.

Giant Floor Maps available for touring

The following maps are available to book, free of charge, for a three-week periods. Click on the map you are interested in booking to access the teacher’s guide, lesson plans and to book the map.

Bookings for the 2022-2023 Giant Floor Maps are now open! When bookings for the next school year become available, you will receive an email from [email protected]. Please make sure you are able to receive emails from this email address to stay up to date on all information pertaining to the Giant Floor Map program. If you are a member of Can Geo Education and have unsubscribed from the monthly newsletter, you will not receive notifications.

Ocean, Freshwater, and Us

Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world and approximately 20% of the planet’s freshwater resources. This Giant Floor Map highlights the foundational connection between us and the ocean and freshwater that surrounds and sustains us.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

This map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than showing political borders, Canada is broken up into Indigenous language groups.


This map highlights stories from Canada’s past about the movement and relocation of peoples which have shaped the nation we live in today.

Ontario Parks

Available only to Ontario teachers, this map highlights the Ontario park system, as well as Indigenous treaty areas, highways, and urban and rural communities.

Polar Knowledge Canada

Look at the world from a circumpolar perspective! Use this map to explore the Arctic and discuss why the Arctic circumpolar region is so important.

Special request Giant Floor Maps

The following maps below are no longer touring free-of-charge for teachers. If you would like to inquire to have one of them at your school, at your own expense for shipping, please contact [email protected].


The Anthropocene Education Program presents an opportunity for students to learn the history and science behind the Anthropocene and understand just how much humans are changing Earth’s natural systems. To this end, the program incorporates immersive technology such as augmented and virtual reality, and new media such as interactive art and film. Students will be taken on a one-of-a-kind journey that encourages a thoughtful understanding of different human-environment interactions around the world.

Mapping Democracy – CPAC Route 338

With a focus on democratic literacy, this map allows students from primary to senior grades to explore all 338 federal ridings from coast to coast to coast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

This incredible resource has been developed specifically for the Newfoundland and Labrador curriculum and will help students to understand the beauty, diversity and richness of the easternmost province in Canada.

Drawn to Victory

This map highlights not only the geographical location of the First World War but also the extent of the Western Front and major battles, specifically highlighting battles with major involvement from Canadians.

Vimy Ridge

Explore an important moment in Canadian history through a geographic lens. This map’s 10 accompanying learning activities will have students reading and interpreting trench maps, exploring the physical landscape and weather of Vimy during the battle, analyzing the role of the Canadian Corps, reflecting on war poetry and war slang, and examining the location and significance of the Vimy Memorial.

Arctic Alive

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).

Parks Canada

This map highlights Canada’s national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites.

Natural Resources Canada

This Giant Floor Map celebrates the significant role GIS and geospatial technologies play in our day-to-day lives. This map will engage students with topical lessons on the Canadian Arctic, Global Positioning System (GPS), GIS careers, and the importance of GIS in today’s world.

Photo: Jessica Finn/Canadian Geographic
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