Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Armed Forces
Resource Type > Image > Map
The Canadian ministry of Militia and Defence was established in 1868. The country was originally divided by the ministry into nine Military Districts. Additional districts were added later on.
Three maps that show the location of the Battle of Leliefontein and the movement of British, Canadian, and Boer troops between 9am and 11am on November 7, 1900, near Belfast, South Africa.
Canadian War Museum
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye (1685-1749) charted large areas of the Prairies during the 1730s and 1740s, unsuccessfully searching for the fabled Northwest Passage that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Map of Dieppe shows landing positions of Canadian troops.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Shows a map of the positioning of troops involved in the Battle of Paardeberg, South Africa, February 18, 1900.
This map shows the path of the First Canadian Army as it advanced through northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany between D-Day and the German surrender. The white arrows show the Canadians, while other allied forces are shown by red arrows. (Canadian Department of National Defence)
Champlain's 1613 map shows Newfoundland ('terreneuve'), Acadia ('Acadye') and Labrador among other locations. Notice the label 'Canadas' on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
Sicily was the site of the first substantial Canadian campaign on land during the Second World War.
Much of the geographical knowledge in the Middle Ages dated back to the classical Greeks with various later accounts added in. These would include those of the Vikings in northern seas and Marco Polo’s tale of travels in the Far East during the 13th century. Maps published before Christopher Columbus’ discoveries in 1492 remained essentially as shown. There was no suspicion amongst Europeans, Asians and Africans that there might be other continents. Map from 'Ridpath’s Cyclopedia,' 1885.
Two maps showing where "E" Battery of the Royal Canadian Field Artillery fought the Battle of Faber's Put, South Africa.