Schematic Map of the Cirque of the Unclimbables

Click here to zoom out to the map of western Canada

To print the above schematic map, it will look better if you start from the postscript version.

Topo Maps of the Cirque

There are two topo maps of the Cirque produced by the Geological Survey of Canada.

Map Name Sheet
Number
Scale Contour
Interval
Comments
Glacier Lake 95L
(.5 MB gif)
1:250,000 200m The scale is too large for the Cirque (the whole thing fits in a 1"x1" postage stamp area). This map is probably only useful if you are navigating the Nahanni.
Mount Sir James MacBrien 95L/4
(.7 MB gif)
1:50,000 20m This is the best topo map available of the Cirque (it fits in a 6"x6" square), but the above schematic map may be just as good.

You can view digitized maps and order paper maps or digital data from the Center for Topographic Information (Toporama). Here also is a "friendlier" link to Toporama.

Paper copies of maps can be obtained from Natural Resources Canada.

The region of 95L/4 containing the cirque is shown below (two versions):

What you will see on the Toporama web site (squashed vertically, for some reason).
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, Department of Natural Resources. All rights reserved.
The above image forced half as wide, so that the NS and EW scales are now equal
(compare to paper map below).
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, Department of Natural Resources. All rights reserved.


A scan of the paper map 95L/4 (squares are 1 km on a side, contour interval 20m).
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All rights reserved.

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