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MapArt Launches new Travel Guide Line with Florida Maps and Attractions

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MapArt is excited to launch it’s newest product line with the Florida Travel Guide. Part travel Guide, part GPS compatible Road Atlas, it’s a special product!

The ideal guide for Canadians travelling to the Sunshine State with an all-new Mapping Style, Thematic Charts and an extensive list of features to help you plan a perfect trip!

 

Details include:

  • Mapping for the Entire State of Florida at 1:250,000 in an easy to read format.
  • 3,000 listed attractions and features to discover all of Florida.
  • An easy to read Eastern USA Canada map to guide your travels safely.
  • Florida scenic highways map
  • Experts recommend an atlas as an essential safety tool on any voyage.

 

Over 188 colourful pages loaded with valuable information. 100% Made in Canada using paper from responsible sources.
2019 Edition $24.95

http://www.mapart.com/FLORIDA-MAPS-ATTRACTIONS-TRAVEL-GUIDE–20585_p_2580.html

MapArt Publishing signs distribution deal with National Geographic Maps

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Oshawa, ON and Evergreen, CO  (March 1, 2019) – MapArt Publishing and National Geographic Maps announced today that they have signed a deal to distribute products to the Canadian market place.

This includes National Geographic’s best-selling line of Travel Maps and product families such as City Destination Touring MapsFishing and River Recreation, Local Trails Map and GuideMap Archive, Recreation Atlas, Reference Wall Maps, Trails Illustrated Topographic maps and many more.

“We’re very excited about this new relationship,” said Brian Heiler, National Sales Manager for MapArt Publishing “National Geographic is a world leader in map product and enjoying growing sales, even in this digital age”

The first product launch will be a series of National Geographic Wall Maps and MapArt plans to have them to market by April 1.

About MapArt: MapArt is Canada’s leading distribution house of Maps, driving publications, Tree-Free greeting cards, souvenirs, and children’s impulse items. Headquartered in Oshawa, ON,  with sales agents from coast to coast MapArt is the official distributor of Tree-Free Greetings, Ministry of Transportation handbooks, Phone Pop Upz, Colourful Travels colouring books, Okee Dokee Stickers and much more.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

Twitter: @mapartmaps

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MapArtDistribution/

 

Website: www.mapart.com

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

https://bit.ly/2NPHZ4Z

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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