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Federal

Contained within the Atlas of Canada Poster Map Series, is a map depicting the 5 main watersheds in Canada. Building Canadian Water Connections initiative and the Canadian Wildlife Federation have collaborated to produce this map that promotes the importance of watersheds through education. Canada's five ocean watersheds are colour-coded on the map: Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Each of these five massive landscapes contains a hierarchy of watersheds.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2006
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF JPG
Keywords:  inland waters, lakes, rivers, watersheds
Federal

A drainage basin is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s major drainage regions are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Rivers are organized into networks, each with its own recharge area upstream, and drainage channel and mouth downstream. Networks are ordered from ocean to main river to secondary rivers to streams which correspond to ocean basins, river basins, sub-basins, sub-sub-basins, and so forth.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  environment, map, watersheds
Federal

A drainage basin is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s major drainage regions are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico. A lake can be defined as any inland body of water, usually fresh water, larger than a pool or pond. Canada is covered by as many as two million lakes.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  aquatic ecosystems, map, watersheds
Federal

Contained within the Atlas of Canada 8.5x11 series maps is a map which was created as a joint effort by The Atlas of Canada, The National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, Mexico and the National Atlas of the United States under the sponsorship of the commission for environmental cooperation. The map shows the major North American drainage basins, or wateresheds, which drain into the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the gulf of Mexico and teh Caribbean Sea. Each watershed is shown in its own colour, with subdivisions shown in tonal variations. Areas of internal drainage, which lack outlets to the sea, are shown in grey.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2006
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF JPG
Keywords:  boundaries, hydrography, lakes, oceans, regions, rivers, watersheds
Federal

The “Major Drainage Systems of the AAFC Watersheds Project - 2013” dataset is a geospatial data layer containing polygon features representing the three (3) major drainage system basins of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Watersheds Project. The Project area has been split according into which body of water it drains: the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay or Gulf of Mexico.

Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 5, 2013
Organization: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Formats: WMS PDF FGDB/GDB ESRI REST GML
Keywords:  Watersheds, Hydrology, Water, Drainage, Inland waters, Western provinces
Federal

This map shows the five ocean drainage areas in Canada, the major river basins, the internal drainage areas and the diverted drainage areas. A drainage basin, sometimes called a watershed, is an area where all surface water shares the same drainage outlet. Surface water consists of the tiny trickles of water flowing on the surface of the earth that develop into larger streams and eventually combine to form a river. The boundary of a watershed is called a drainage divide.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2007
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF other
Keywords:  geographical maps, watersheds
Federal

This map shows the five major ocean drainage areas in Canada: Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. An inset map shows the major dams with reservoir capacity larger than 1 billion cubic metres. Six of the 10 largest hydro-electric generating stations by capacity are located in the province of Quebec; whereas, the largest, Churchill Falls is in Newfoundland and Labrador. The other 3 are located in British Columbia.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2006
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: PDF other
Keywords:  dams, geographical maps, watersheds
Federal

The physical components of a watershed are rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs, groundwater aquifers, snowpacks, glaciers, ice fields, wetlands and precipitation. This map shows the different hydrological components of a watershed, some physical components that affect watersheds and some components that describe watersheds. The original map consisted of several optional layers to show the characteristics of the physical environment that effected or affected watersheds. Only layers from the original map that could be viewed simultaneously without loss of information are mapped.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  environment, map, watersheds
Federal

A drainage basin is the area that drains all precipitation into a river or stream system into a common outlet such as a lake or sea. There are two main river basins in Nunavut: the Thelon River flows into Hudson Bay and the Back River empties into the Arctic Ocean. Most of Nunavut’s area is not drained through large rivers; instead the water flows directly to the ocean through small rivers and streams.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  demographic maps, map, watersheds
Provincial

The dataset contains data for placer watersheds locations. The dataset covers 18 watersheds within the Yukon Territory. The following watersheds form the principle boundaries of the dataset: Big Creek, Big Salmon River, Forty Mile River Indian River, Klondike River, Mayo River McQuesten River, Nisutlin River, Nordenskiold River Pelly River, Sixty Mile River, Southern Lakes (Yukon) Stewart River, White River*, Yukon River North Yukon River South, Alsek River, Liard River *Note - A small portion of the headwaters of the Tanana River (Yukon) watershed is associated within the boundaries of the White River watershed

Last Updated: Mar. 29, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 27, 2019
Organization: Government of Yukon
Formats: XML HTML
Keywords:  watershed, placer, Downloadable Data, Government information
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