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Ontario Parks Giant Floor Map
Ontario is an incredible place to live in and a stunning destination to visit. This province is home to more than a third of Canada’s population, a quarter of the world’s freshwater, millions of unique species, and countless distinct landscapes around every corner. From boreal woodlands to wetlands, the Great Lakes to historic waterways, icy tundra to warm beaches — Ontario is a place full of natural beauty, opportunities for discovery, historical sites, and cultural gems.
Canadian Geographic Education’s 10-by-10 metre Ontario Parks Giant Floor Map highlights the park system, as well as Indigenous treaty areas, highways, and urban and rural communities.
This map is accompanied by 15 themed learning activities, which are connected to the Ontario Social Studies and Geography Curriculum and the Canada Geography Learning Framework. These activities focus on Ontario’s unique landscape, biodiversity, history, cultural heritage, geology, science and research, ecology, and much more! At the heart of each learning activity is a message for everyone who steps on the map: Get outside, into parks and green spaces, and explore this beautiful province!
*This map is available to Ontario teachers only and is expected to tour in early 2020. Sign up today to be added to the list.
This Giant Floor Map is available on loan for 2-week periods throughout the school year and by special request during the summer.
Floor map dimensions:
This map is 10 m (32.8') x 10 m (32.8')
Giant Floor Map shipping:
This map travels in a standard sized hockey bag. A bilingual teachers guide and all required materials are included in this bag as well.
Ontario Parks Giant Floor Map activities (click to download)
- Activity 1: Introduction to Ontario Parks
- Activity 2: Exploring Ontario Parks
- Activity 3: Building a park system
- Activity 4: Cultural Heritage
- Activity 5: Biodiversity in Ontario
- Activity 6: Ecology of Ontario
- Activity 7: Invasive Species
- Activity 8: Ecology Connectivity
- Activity 9: Watersheds, Waterways and Wetlands
- Activity 10: Ontario's Geology
- Activity 11: Science and research
- Activity 12: Healthy Parks, Healthy People
- Activity 13: Sustainable Outdoor Recreation
- Cards used in this activity are from previous activities
- Activity 14: Careers in Ontario Parks