Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water

Maps of Canada

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Abandoned Mines Project
The Abandoned Mines Project is studying the history of five abandoned mine sites: Keno Hills Mine (YK), Giant Mine (NWT), Port Radium (NWT), Pine Point (NWT), and Schefferville (Quebec). In some cases, nearby communities that were affected by the mine area also marked on the map.

Council of Canadians’ Fracker Tracker
The Fracker Tracker maps where fracking is happening so communities can share information, learn from and join in fights across the country.

EJ Atlas and MiningWatch Canada | Mapping the mining impacts of the energy transition in the Americas
This map makes visible the social and environmental unsustainability and injustice of the energy transition that is currently promoted. With this interactive map we are also publishing a report with 25 cases developed with communities and mobilized groups from the Americas.

Free Grassy Narrows
National, regional, and local maps pertaining to Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Global Forest Watch Canada
A collection of the data and publications from Global Forest Watch Canada.

Government of Canada | Canadian Impact Assessment Registry
Information on potential and current IAs of projects subject to the federal IA process.

Hydroelectric Power Expansion in Canada | Future Impacts of Hydroelectric Power Development on Methyl mercury Exposures of Canadian Indigenous Communities
Planned locations for hydroelectric power expansion in Canada and indigenous populations with reserves or communities within 100 km of development regions.

Indigenous Climate Atlas  
The Climate Atlas of Canada is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions.

Indigenous Guardians Map
Communities who have added themselves to this map are conducting guardian activities on their lands and waters.

National Resource Canada | Energy Maps
A NRCAN website of renewable and non-renewable energy sources in Canada including oil, natural gas, hydroelectricity, coal, nuclear (uranium), solar, wind, tidal and biomass. Canada is the fifth largest energy producer in the world and the eighth largest consumer of energy.

National Resources Canada | Maps – Canada Lands Surveys
Mapping products related to Canada Lands are available for free.

Natural Resources Canada | Principal Mineral Areas, Producing Mines, and Oil and Gas Fields in Canada
This map (at a scale of 1:6 000 000) is produced and published annually by Natural Resources Canada. It is approximately 86 cm by 140 cm, contains a variety of statistics on Canada’s mineral production, and provides the geographic locations of significant metallic, nonmetallic and industrial mineral mines, oil sands mines, and gas fields for the provinces and territories of Canada. Also contained within this map is information on existing and proposed oil and gas pipelines.

Rivers Without Borders | Maps
Maps of transboundary regions and watersheds


Government of Canada | Northern Major Projects
Location of Major Infrastructure, Resource, Oil and Gas Projects in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Government of Northwest Territories | Mineral Deposits and Petroleum Resources of the Northwest Territories
Map showing mineral deposits and petroleum resources in the NWT.

Government of Northwest Territories | Mineral Tenure
Explore mineral tenure and pertinent map information managed by the Government of the Northwest Territories

Government of Nunavut | Mineral Exploration, Mining and Geoscience Overview Map
The Nunavut Mineral Exploration, Mining and Geoscience Overview is a valuable resource that provides information on all the mineral exploration and mining projects in Nunavut. It also details the government and land claim organizations that are involved in regulating the mineral industry.

Government of Nunavut | Petroleum Maps of Nunavut
These maps show the historic oil and gas discoveries of Nunavut.

Sahtu Land and Water Board Maps
The Sahtu Land and Water Board is one of the four Land and Water Boards that were established by the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). These Boards provide for an integrated and coordinated system of land and water management in the Mackenzie Valley.

Yukon Government | Energy, Mines, and Resources
Maps of energy, mines and resources.


BC Mining Law Reform Maps
BC’s Mineral Tenure Act, with its roots back to the gold rush days, still allows prospectors to stake claims, explore and take samples without consultation or consent from First Nations or private land owners, much as it did in the 1850s. Here is a collection of maps from various parts of the province showing the mineral staking in that region.

Government of British Columbia | Find a Natural Resource Major Project
Look up major natural resource projects in B.C. that are going through the authorization process.

Government of British Columbia | MapPlace
Since 1995, MapPlace, the BCGS database-driven geospatial web service, has provided public geoscience data and custom map-making tools to help decision makers from diverse disciplines access, analyze and download information.

SkeenaWild and the BC Mining Law Reform | BC Contaminated Mine Sites
A new map pointing to over a hundred known and potentially contaminated mine waste sites that threaten to pollute waters, fish habitat and communities across the province.

Tŝilhqot'in National Government Mapping
The Stewardship Department's Geographic Information System (GIS) Team provides a wide range of mapping and data services to the Tŝilhqot'in National Government and member communities.

Wilderness Committee | Proposed Gas Pipelines, LNG Terminals, and Potential Impacts to BC Parks in Northern BC
Proposed Gas Pipelines (five LNG-related and one to Alaska not) are shown as red dotted lines and 13 proposed LNG plants and export terminals are shown as pink factory icons. Also shown are 11 BC parks that will be potentially impacted by the new Kinder Morgan pipeline according to BC government documents (dark green), and another 19 parks that may be potentially impacted by new Kinder Morgan pipeline in light green.


Alberta Energy Resources Maps | University of Alberta Library
The maps show availability of mineral rights owned by the province for different mineral commodities including sale results and existing agreements.  The maps also identify  locations where minerals are not owned by the province, or are located in protected areas.

Athabasca Oil Sands Region | CAPP
Projects by operator.

Government of Manitoba | Petroleum: Interactive GIS Map Gallery
Use this map to find information on Oil and Gas infrastructure, including Wells, Batteries and Facilities, as well as regional geology, land use and administrative boundaries.

Government of Manitoba | Rare Metals in Manitoba
This compilation provides uniformly organized, summarized and up-to-date information on rare metal occurrences in the Province of Manitoba.

Government of Saskatchewan | Saskatchewan Geological Survey
A range of publications, including maps and reports.

Government of Saskatchewan | Mining and Petroleum GeoAtlas
Information on this map is provided as a public service by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Oil Sands Magazine | Energy and Infrastructure Map
A comprehensive guide to the Alberta oil sands with a view to global markets.

Stop Line 3 Maps
Maps related to the Line 3 pipeline.

The Tar Sands Pipeline Boom | Inside Climate News
InsideClimate News compiled a map and list showing industry's planned expansion. We discovered that there are more than 10,000 miles of pipelines planned to send an additional 3.1 million barrels a day of Alberta's oil to export markets, at a cost to build of almost $40 billion.

World of Change: Athabasca Oil Sands | Earth Observatory
These images from Landsat satellites show the growth of surface mines over the Athabasca oil sands between 1984 and 2016. The Athabasca River runs through the center of the scene, separating two major operations. To extract the oil at these locations, oil producers remove the sand in big, open-pit mines, which are tan and irregularly shaped. The sand is rinsed with hot water to separate the oil, and then the sand and wastewater are stored in “tailings ponds,” which have smooth tan or green surfaces in satellite images.


Government of Ontario | Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines
Land Tenure and Geoscience Resources Government of Ontario | Permits to Take Water
Search for and view water-taking locations linked to active permits across Ontario.

Mine Sweeper Map | Yellowhead Institute
This is only the publicly accessible and searchable map of mining claims linked to First Nations in Ontario and Quebec.

Noront | Ring of Fire Geology
The Ring of Fire, also known as the McFaulds Lake greenstone belt, is a 180km long Neo- to Mesoarchean arcuate greenstone belt located largely under the cover of the James Bay Lowlands in Northern Ontario

Northern Policy Institute | Ring of Fire Map
Northern Policy Institute's interactive Ring of Fire map.

Wildlife Conservation Society | Caribou and Mining Story Map
An interactive story map to share information about mineral exploration in Ontario's boreal caribou ranges


Government of New Brunswick
Mineral exploration map.

Government of New Brunswick | NB e-Claims Map
The Province of New Brunswick has implemented an online map staking and claim acquisition system called NB e-CLAIMS. For the General Public, NB e-CLAIMS provides for the on-line viewing and printing of maps showing the location of mineral tenure throughout New Brunswick. NB e-CLAIMS also allows for the querying of on-line databases that contain public information concerning mineral tenure within the Province.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador | Geoscience
The Geological Survey Division carries out impartial, state-of-the-art geoscientific investigations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in order to interpret and explain the Province’s geological evolution, and to describe, interpret and explain the distribution, nature, quantity and origin of the Province’s mineral resources. Learn more about the Geological Survey and its programs.

Government of Nova Scotia | Maps, Reports & Data
There is a wealth of information on the geology of Nova Scotia that can be accessed through the DNR library, the core library or online where you can search a number of our databases and download publications, maps and GIS data.

St. Mary’s River | The Goldmine Conversation
The St. Mary’s River runs through the proposed Cochrane Hill Gold mine and as currently designed, poses a significant risk and threat to the integrity of the river and the surrounding communities.

Town of Happy Valley Goosebay | Muskrat Falls Dam Breach Scenarios
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay completed an internal Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis of the impacts a potential Muskrat Falls dam breach would have on its community.


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