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MapArt Launches “Map the Future” Program for schools

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Even in this digital age, reading a map isn’t obsolete, it is an essential developmental skill that develops a child’s mind and Canada’s largest map publisher is offering to help classrooms out.

A 2013 report on maps and education concluded that teaching a child to read a map builds their spatial reasoning skills. Most consider a child with enhanced spatial thinking skills has a distinct advantage in our global and highly technical society.

Despite the importance, a growing number of children are missing out on mapping skills at an early age and that’s where MapArt, Canada’s leading map publisher is stepping in.

“We’re constantly being asked for out of date maps by local teachers, so they can use them as teaching aids” explains Brian Heiler, national sales manager for MapArt publishing. “We’ve always obliged and thought that the need might be national.”

MapArt has launched the “Map the Future” program, offering classrooms donations of unused but out of date map publications to help Canadian children get better acquainted with map reading.

Teachers across Canada can apply and get all the program details at the MapArt website:

www.mapart.com

About MapArt Publishing- MapArt Publishing is Canada’s largest Map publisher and distributor, headquartered in Oshawa, ON. MapArt produces their line in Canada and it is available at retailers across the country or at their website www.mapart.com

July is blossom month at Laveanne Lavender Fields

Laveanne-Lavender-Fields_Twitter-2, just a short drive north of Port Hope, Ontario. Walk through fields of colourful purple lavender blossoms or find your way through the lavender labyrinth. Pop into the gift shop where you will find an array of lavender inspired products such as sachets of lavender, body products, cooking products and gourmet treats. You will find everything from yoga to cooking classes, photography and various crafting workshops and even a beekeeping seminar!

Laveanne Lavender Fields
8667 Gilmour Rd
Campbellcroft, ON L0A 1B0
Ontario Back Road Atlas pg 42, B-5

MapArt’s Ontario Back Road Atlas will help you get there!

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2018 Quebec & Environs Street Atlas Now Available!

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MapArt’s best selling guide for Quebec City is back, completely revised to reflect the numerous street name changes that have occurred. 100% Designed, printed and bound in Canada!

The Quebec and Environ Area Street Guide is a bilingual wire-bound book with LARGE PRINT street mapping for Beauport, Beaupre, Bernieres, Boischatel, Bourg-Royal, Breakeyville, Cap-Route, Cap-Sante, Charlesbourg, Charny, Chateau-Richer, Donnacona and much more! 2015 edition includes GPS compatible regional maps, hundreds of updates and added features.

Get it at finer retailers everywhere or from our online map store and there’s always the MapArt Ebay Store!

Plan your adventure with MapArt!

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Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas has a new look!

Every year thousands of tourists from around the world trust their experiences in Atlantic Canada to MapArt.

This year the Atlantic Canada road Atlas has been updated, revised and it has a great new look.

Get the 2018 Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas at finer retailers everywhere
or from our online map store and there’s always Ebay.

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MapArt Day Trip #4: Sherman Falls

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Sherman Falls is located on Page 19, Grid E-6 (Ancaster, ON) in the 2018 MapArt Ontario Back Road Atlas.

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Just outside of Hamilton is a winter experience your family will never forget.  The 17m waterfall is currently an ice sculpture that only nature could create. Not only can any member of the family get there from the (mercifully short) walk this time of year but you can actually go inside and explore this amazing ice cavern.

One word of advice, wear good boots (it was a little slippery) and bundle up!

Plan your adventure with MapArt!

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Now Available- Euro Travel Maps by MapArt

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Just in time for you to plan your great 2018 Adventure, we’ve got three new, completely up-to-date European Style Maps by MapArt.

Europe, London and Paris are shipping to finer book stores right now or are available via our website or via Ebay.

These beautiful, large sheet maps will help you plan your trip, whether it’s next week or someday.

Plan your adventure with MapArt!

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3 Reasons to keep this Road Atlas in your car

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The best selling Road Atlas in Canada is back and here are three reasons you should have it in your car.

1.  Maps help you plan. 

 GPS is great for great for “point A to point B” but what about what’s in between? Stop looking at a small segment of the road and see the big picture. It’s not about one or the other, GPS and maps are great together, because you get the now and become aware of all the awesome around you.

2.  Maps never lose service.

It happens, the signal is lost or it just keeps insisting you to drive into that lake. A road atlas is a wonderful second opinion that will also keep you safe and hopefully dry.

3.  Maps can’t run out of battery power.

It always happens when you need it the most doesn’t it? Losing battery power has an amazing sense of occasion. A Road Atlas can keep you from the eternity it takes for your phone to charge.

A road trip is a special time of happiness and excitement, please take us along with you to improve your experience, it’s what we do.

Get the 2018 Road Atlas from our webstore right now or check a retailer near you. Want to talk to us call us 1 877 231 6277

MapArt is Canada’s leading distributor of maps, atlases and travel publications.

Since 1979 we’ve faithfully distributed top quality brands including Rand McNally, Backroads Map Books, JD Star Eyewear and lifestyle products, Okie Dokie Stickers, MyCart Companion and Tree-Free Greetings just to name a few. Proudly Canadian owned and operated.

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Friday Flashback: Colonel Sanders Map of Ontario

While most people would equate yellow  maps of Canada to MapArt Publishing, there was another contender in this realm. This Southern gentlemen was something of an entrepreneur and in the mid 1970s forged a road map promotion that promoted his growing number of Fried Chicken restaurants.

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Designed  in 1976 by Rolph McNally inc (we’re proud to have folks on the MapArt staff who actually worked on this BTW) the Kentucky Fried Chicken map of Ontario is an up to (that) date road functional map that highlighted every restaurant location by placing the Colonels face on it.

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Hard to miss.

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A clever promotion for millions of day-tripping Canadian families who would be reminded whilst they travel that finger lickin’ goodness was always nearby.

While we’d recommend not using it for travel or locating KFCs nowadays (chances are some of them have moved in the last 42 years) , it is a wonderful curio that we’re happy to now have in our map library.

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You’re making this so difficult (and we couldn’t be happier)

Since  we announced the Tree-Free Canada Arts Project in early spring, our hopes were eager for an enthuesastic response by at the very least, a  handful of Canadian artists.

We’re excited to say our hopes and expectations were more than met.

This journey has been one of the most welcoming and positive experiences in the history of our company, we’ve heard from Canadians from all walks of life, each one of them so excited to share their impressive creations.

Our desks and inboxes  are full of so many  inspiring pieces that it’s honestly going to be difficult to choose. To have such problems, this is the kind of “busy” you dream of being.

From all of us here at Tree-Free Greetings Canada, our thanks to you for supporting and promoting this project.

I am happy to announce, it will be an ongoing event. All submissions will be kept on file for upcoming card wave reviews.

While we begin the process, there is still time to join in. Simply drop an email to us at cards*at*tree-free.ca (replacing the *at* with an @ of course) and you’re in!

Our review board will begin selecting designs for the first wave of Canada Arts Project cards at the end of the month. We’ll then start reaching out to the many talented people who submitted.

Email us for any questions or ask us a question on Twitter.@TreeFreeCanada

Tree-Free Greetings are distributed in Canada by MapArt Publishing.  Cards are printed in Canada using post consumer materials and using vegetable inks. Save Canadian Trees and Jobs by choosing Tree-Free.

MapArt Day Trip #4: Hilton Falls

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Hilton Falls is located on Page 32, Grid 3-E (Campbellville, ON) in the 2018 MapArt Ontario Back Road Atlas. A pleasantly short drive NW of Toronto, Hilton Fall’s offers a wonderful bit of exercise combined with a truly tactile experience with nature.

The charming 4km hike back and forth to the falls we’d mark  as a “moderate” challenge, so every member of the family can enjoy it. The 10m high  falls  are the true highlight, as you can explore the remains of the mill and even go behind this wonder. (expect to get very wet if you do!).

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Visiting Hilton Falls left us happy, our minds refreshed but our bodies very tired. Well worth a visit this summer.

The cost of entry was agreeable, for two adults and two children it was $23.

Tips- Go early, this is a popular destination that really packs up by early afternoon. Wear comfortable footwear and bring water. Allow at least two hours for your experience.

Hilton Falls Official Website.