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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.

Visit the MapArt online map store
Follow us on twitter: @mapartmaps

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.

 

 

Explore the Range Roads of Alberta with MapArt

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The best selling Road Atlas returns, the 2018 MapArt Alberta Road Atlas is beautifully revised and updated in a bold new easy to read style.

This GPS Compatible Atlas has many new features including Horseback riding, Skiiing and Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hunting Lodges, Snowmobile Trails and much more.

Whether it’s for work or play, the Alberta Road Atlas is a must have in your vehicle. Available at finer retailers in Alberta or via our online map store.

Free Listing in our Durham Region Business Directory!

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Our upcoming Durham Region Street guide is also going to be a Durham Business directory featuring thousands of local business and services. This new publication will be sold across Canada at thousands of retailers and e-tailers and you can get a free listing.

Simply visit this web page, fill out the form and send it in, it’s that easy.

A limited number of full and half page ads are also available, see the form’s rate card for more information.

2018 Motor Carriers Atlases now in stock

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Every mile, in every cab, North American truckers rely on Rand McNally’s Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for the most comprehensive highway and trucking information on the market.

America’s #1-selling trucking atlas is designed to meet the unique needs of professional drivers, helping you save time, save money, and stay compliant.

Two styles to choose from:

Regular 2018 Edition $19.95

Deluxe Laminated Edition $79.95

 

Hamilton Niagara Street Atlas is back at great new price!

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The 2018 MapArt Hamilton Niagara Street Atlas and Map Guide is back completely revised at the unbeatable price of $12.95.

Beautifully updated street/road Atlas that includes the Hamilton and Niagara region (including Buffalo USA) in both stunning street level detail and a fully functioning 1:250,000 back road atlas that is GPS compatible!
Fun travel features include a Wineries listing, Points of interest, camp grounds, boat launches and more!
Communities included:
Burlington, Buffalo (USA), Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Fort Erie, Crystal Beach, Ridgeway, Stevensville, Grand Island (USA), Grimsby, Hamilton, Ancaster, Carlisle, Dundas, Flamborough, Freelton, Glanbrook, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Lewsiton, Lincoln, Beamsville, Jordan, Vineland, Niagara Falls (USA) Chippawa, Niagara-on-the-lake, Queenston, St.Davids, Virgil, North Tonawanda (USA), Pelham, Fonthill, Port Coloborne, Porter (USA), Smithville, St. Catherines, Thorold, Tonawanda (USA), Wainfleet, Welland, Youngstown (USA)
126 pages
Printed with FSC paper (C103304)
Proudly designed and manufactured in Canada
Get it at retailers everywhere or via our online map store
Follow us on twitter: @mapartmaps

Tree-Free Greetings Canada announces the Canadian Arts Project

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For Immediate Release:05/17/2017

Tree-Free Greetings Canada

1 877 231 6277

Tree-Free Greetings Canada  announces the Canadian Arts Project

Oshawa, ON- To celebrate Canada’s 150th, the Oshawa based Tree-Free Greetings Canada hopes to launch a new line of cards this fall exclusively using works by Canadian artisans.

Tree-Free  greeting cards are already proudly printed  in Canada” says brand manager Brian Heiler The next logical step is to embrace the incredibly rich arts community we have.

Works that are chosen for the line will be paid royalties, credited on the card itself and promoted in upcoming promotional materials, as well as being available for sale at retailers across the country.

Artists interested in more information are encouraged to visit our website ( www.tree-free.ca).

About Tree-Free Greetings– Tree-Free greetings is a 100% Canadian made greeting card line that is printed on eco-friendly materials using vegetable based inks. You can find Tree-Free at participating retail locations across the country. Tree-Free is distributed in Canada by MapArt Publishing Corporation (www.mapart.com)
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MapArt Day Trip #3: Ball’s Falls

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Ball’s Falls is located on Page 21, Grid B-22 (Jordan, ON) in the 2018 MapArt Ontario Back Road Atlas.

Nestled between Hamilton and Niagara is the treasure of a conservation area “Ball’s Falls” which offers not only the wonder of nature but a slice of Canadian History as well. The titular water fall can be viewed from two different vantage points (depending on how far you’d like to walk) and it is truly a marvel to behold. The high water levels make for a powerful display this time of year.
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Another fantastic feature of Ball’s Falls is a wonderfully preserved 1800′s hamlet that includes a Church, Flour Mill, Black Smith, family dwelling and more. it’s presence encourages patrons young and old to learn about Canada’s history through exploration.

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For the hiker, Ball’s Falls intersects with the Bruce Trail and gives a wonderful opportunity to walk the shore of the falls and get a close look at it’s beauty as well as some terrific exercise, I’ll warn you, there are some stairs. Find more about it here.

Got a great Canadian Day Trip Destination? Let us know on our Facebook page.

MapArt is Canada’s leading Map Publisher, all products are designed, and  printed in Canada. Follow us on Twitter, like our facebook page here.