Fonds 503 South Peace Regional Archives Map and Blueprints Collection

South Peace Regional Archives Map and Blueprint collection. — 1879-2005. — 119 maps.

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Agency History

South Peace Regional Archives was established in January 2000 as a project of the Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District in response to an active lobby of individuals and organizations. The mandate of the Archives was to promote and encourage the appreciation and study of the history of the south Peace River Country by acquiring, preserving and making accessible to the public, records in any format which reflect the history of this area. These records are collected from individuals individuals, families, businesses, organization, and institutions and, on deposit, from municipal governments. Funding is provided by participating municipalities: City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, and Municipal District of Greenview. After 7 years of operating under the direction under the Museum Society, in July 2007, the South Peace Regional Archives Society was formed.

Custodial History

Items in the South Peace Regional Archives Maps and Blueprints collection have various donors, as recorded in the accession ledger.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of maps and blueprints relating to the history of the South Peace River Country of Alberta. These photographs were donated by various donors to South Peace Regional Archives after it was established in 2000, and are not associated with a fonds. The maps range in date from 1879 to 2005 and cover a range of areas and purposes.

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Table of Contents

Series 503.01Dominion of Canada
Series 503.02Provincial Maps
Series 503.03Municipalities
Series 503.04Service Companies
Series 503.05Development Companies
Series 503.06Road Maps
Series 503.07Hand-drawn Maps
Series 503.08Miscellaneous
Series 503.01Dominion of Canada. — 62 maps.Maps produced by the Dominion of Canada for Northwestern Alberta fall mainly in three categories: the Geological Survey, the Dominion Land Survey, and the Department of the Interior. In 1930, the responsibility for crown land was handed over to the Province of Alberta. The earliest maps were created by explorers such as George Dawson to show the location of rivers and lakes and where resources might be located. Later the Dominion Land Survey divided the land into sections and quarters and created maps to show where trails, water were located.
SubSeries 503.01.01Geological Survey. — 7 maps.
 
Geological Survey of Canada, Sheet 1, 1897
map
Location: 2003.73.1
Geological Survey of Canada, Sheet 2, 1897
map
Location: 2003.73.2
Geological Survey of Canada, Yukon District & B.C., Sheet 1, 1898
map
Location: 2003.73.3
Geological Survey of Canada, Yukon District & B.C., Sheet 2, 1898
map
Location: 2003.73.4
Geology of the 49th Parallel, Map 74A, n.d.
map
Location: 2003.73.7
Geology of the 49th Parallel, Map 75A, n.d.
map
Location: 2003.73.8
South Peace River District, 1879
1 b & w map; 40 x 51 cm
An attached caption reads: “Detail from G. M. Dawson’s map of the territory between the the [sic] Pacific Ocean and Fort Edmonton, which he and his party explored in the summer and autumn of 1879. His description is prophetic: “The soil of Grande Prairie is almost everywhere exceedingly fertile, and is often for miles together of deep rich loam which it would be impossible to surpass in excellence.” From: Reading the Rocks, by Morris Zaslow, published by Macmillan, 1975.” This portion covers the area south of the Peace River from just East of the Smoky River to just west of the border with British Columbia.
Location: 2013.048.28
SubSeries 503.01.02Dominion Land Survey.
SubSeries 503.01.03Department of the Interior. — 9 maps.
 
Peace River Land District, 1910
map
showing surveyed agricultural lands and number of vacant quarter-sections in each township.
Location: 2000.71.1
Peace River Grande Prairie Land District, 1927
map
Showing lands surveyed and vacant
Location: 2002.50
Department of the Interior, Athabasca & Alberta Divisions, 1905
map
Location: 2003.73.5
Department of the Interior, Electoral Divisions in S. Alberta, 1907
map
Location: 2003.73.6
Map of Grande Prairie and Peace River District Alberta, 1928
1 map; 62 x 86 cm
A 1928 map of the Grande Prairie and Peace River District in Alberta showing available land, coal mines and other minerals, oil and gas wells, roads, power transmission lines, places where water and power are developed or undeveloped, and elevations.
Location: 2012.33
Flyingshot Lake Settlement, 1908
1 survey plan; 24 x 36 in.
Plan of Flying Shot Lake Settlement in Township 71, Range 6, West of the Sixth Meridian in the Province of Alberta, produced by the Department of the Interior and compiled from official surveys by J.B. St. Cyr, DLS, on August 20, 1907. The plan shows lots, location of houses and stables, including the buildings of Harry & Maude Clifford on the west side of the lake. Reprinted in 1963.
Location: 2013.048.10
Flyingshot Lake Settlement, 1907
1 diazo survey plan; 54 x 70 cm
Copy of hand-drawn survey plan by J. B. Saint Cyr showing the Metis settlement at Flyingshot Lake, including houses, a garden, an oatfield, and other buildings and features of interest.
Location: 2013.048.14
Dominion of Canada Indicating Fur Trading Posts, 1925
1 diazo map; 62 x 98 cm
Map showing Hudson Bay, Revillon Freres, Northern Trading Company, Sabellum, and private posts in the country of Canada.
Location: 2013.048.19
Township 71, Range 6, West of the Sixth Meridian, [ca. 1915]
1 survey plan; 28 x 43 cm
Survey plan of township 71, range 6, W6th meridian with quarters labelled with landowners’ names. Several names have been crossed off and new landowners recorded. The date of the survey plan is 1915, but the names were added sometime afterward.
Location: 2013.048.29
SubSeries 503.01.04Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. — 43 maps.
 
Asplund Creek, 1977
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83 K/14, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Asplund Creek in Improvement District No. 16, south of Valleyview.
Location: 0503.01.04.01
Bellrose Lake, 1974
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83N/01, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Bellrose Lake.
Location: 0503.01.04.02
Big Mountain Creek, 1980
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83L/15, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Big Mountain Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.03
Blueberry Mountain, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83M/14, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Blueberry Mountain.
Location: 0503.01.04.04
Bonanza, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83M/13, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Bonanza.
Location: 0503.01.04.05
Boone Creek, 1979
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83M/12, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Boone Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.06
Calahoo Creek, 1980
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83L/13, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Calahoo Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.07
Chicken Creek, 1961
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83L/06, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Chicken Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.08
Codesa, 1975
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83M/16, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Codesa.
Location: 0503.01.04.09
Cutbank River, 1960
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83L/10 E, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Cutbank River, east half.
Location: 0503.01.04.10a
Cutbank River, 1960
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83L/10 W, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Cutbank River, west half.
Location: 0503.01.04.10b
DeBolt, 1979
1 map; 57 x 76 cm
Sheet 83M/01, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around DeBolt.
Location: 0503.01.04.11
Grande Prairie, 1964
1 map; 57 x 75 cm
Sheet 83M, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Grande Prairie.
Location: 0503.01.04.12
Hythe, 1981
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83M/05, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Hythe.
Location: 0503.01.04.13
Iosegun Lake, 1980
1 map; 57 x 73 cm
Sheet 83K, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Iosegun Lake.
Location: 0503.01.04.14
La Glace, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83M/06, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around La Glace.
Location: 0503.01.04.15
Lignite Creek, 1981
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83L/16, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Lignite Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.16
Lingrell Lake, 1980
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83L/12, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Lingrell Lake.
Location: 0503.01.04.17
Long Lake, 1979
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83 K/13, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Long Lake in Improvement District No. 16.
Location: 0503.01.04.18
Peoria, 1975
1 map; 65 x 83 cm
Sheet 83 M/09, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Peoria.
Location: 0503.01.04.19
Pinto Creek South, 1960
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83 L/11 E, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Pinto Creek South, east half.
Location: 0503.01.04.20a
Pinto Creek South, 1960
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83 L/11 W, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Pinto Creek South, west half.
Location: 0503.01.04.20b
Prairie Creek, 1961
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83 L/07 E, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Prairie Creek, east half.
Location: 0503.01.04.21a
Prairie Creek, 1959
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83 L/07 W, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Prairie Creek, west half.
Location: 0503.01.04.21b
Puskwaskau River, 1976
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 N/05, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Puskwaskau River.
Location: 0503.01.04.22
Rio Grande, 1984
1 map; 66 x 90 cm
Sheet 83 M/04, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Rio Grande.
Location: 0503.01.04.23
Rycroft, 1975
1 map; 66 x 90 cm
Sheet 83 M/15, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Rycroft.
Location: 0503.01.04.24
Saddle Hills, 1979
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 M/11, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Saddle Hills.
Location: 0503.01.04.25
Sexsmith, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 M/07, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Sexsmith.
Location: 0503.01.04.26
Smoky Heights, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 M/08, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Smoky Heights.
Location: 0503.01.04.27
Snipe Lake, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 N/02, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Snipe Lake.
Location: 0503.01.04.28
Sturgeon Heights, 1979
1 map; 65 x 75 cm
Sheet 83 N/04, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Sturgeon Heights.
Location: 0503.01.04.29
Sweathouse Creek, 1977
1 map; 65 x 90 cm
Sheet 83 K/15, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Sweathouse Creek.
Location: 0503.01.04.30
Tangent, 1975
1 map; 65 x 75 cm
Sheet 83 N/13, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Tangent.
Location: 0503.01.04.31
Valleyview, 1974
1 map; 65 x 75 cm
Sheet 83 N/03, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Valleyview.
Location: 0503.01.04.32a
Valleyview, 1974
1 map; 65 x 75 cm
Sheet 83 N/03, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Valleyview, including a replacement microwave tower.
Location: 0503.01.04.32b
Wapiti, 1962
1 map; 54 x 65 cm
Sheet 83 L, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Wapiti.
Location: 0503.01.04.33a
Wapiti, 1962
1 map; 90 x 64 cm
Sheet 83 L/14, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Wapiti.
Location: 0503.01.04.33b
Watino, 1974
1 map; 65 x 75 cm
Sheet 83 N/12, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Watino.
Location: 0503.01.04.34
Wembley, 1985
1 map; 91 x 65 cm
Sheet 83 M/03, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Wembley.
Location: 0503.01.04.35
Winagami, 1964
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83 N, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Winagami.
Location: 0503.01.04.36
Woking, 1975
1 map; 65 x 76 cm
Sheet 83 M/10, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Woking.
Location: 0503.01.04.37
Peace River Drainage Basin in the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, [ca. 1916]
1 ; 48 x 64 cm
Map showing the Peace River drainage basin, surveyed lands, railways, bodies of water, and towns.
Location: 2013.048.09
SubSeries 503.01.05Department of National Defence. — 3 maps.
 
Chicken Creek, 1956
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83L/06 west half, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Chicken Creek, west half.
Location: 0503.01.05.01
Saskatoon Mountain Radar Station, nd
1 map; 62 x 68 cm
Map showing the Saskatoon Mountain Radar Station.
Location: 0503.01.05.02
Wembley, 1953
1 map; 57 x 74 cm
Sheet 83M/03 west half, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines around Wembley, west half.
Location: 0503.01.05.03
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Series 503.02Provincial Maps. — 12 maps.Maps and plans are produced by the Province of Alberta for Northwestern Alberta for different departments. Departments included Alberta Lands and Forestry, Alberta Energy and Natural Resources, Alberta Transportation, Alberta Tourism. These maps may detail resources such as forestry and timber, coal, oil and gas, or recreational sites.
SubSeries 503.02.01Alberta Lands.
SubSeries 503.02.02Forestry, Lands and Wildlife. — 11 maps.
 
Forest Cover Series Sheet No. 83 K N.W., 1966
map
Gas fields in Townships 64-69, Ranges 21-27, West of the 5th Meridian
Location: 2002.05.2
Alberta Sheet No. 83 K/12, 1951
map
Rivers and tributaries in Townships 64-66, Ranges 24-27, West of the 5th Meridian
Location: 2002.05.3
Province of Alberta, 1955
map; 6′ x 6′
Map of Alberta showing provincial and national parks conservation areas, railways, highways, HBC Posts, towns, cities, airports, forestry towers, metis colonies, indian reserves.
Location: 2007.038.01
Province of Alberta, 1955
1 colour map; 132 X 80 cm
Map showing railways, highways, provincial parks, cities and other settlements, HBC posts, forestry lookout towers, radio stations, Indian reserves, and Metis colonies in the area south of Fox Creek and the Kakwa River.
Location: 2013.048.03
Kakut and Bad Heart, 1968
1 diazo map; 62 x 65 cm
Sheet 83 M/09, Topographical map showing roads, railways, and power lines in the Kakut and Bad Heart areas. Published in 1953, revisions up to 1968.
Location: 2013.048.06
Alberta Sheet No. 83 K NW, n.d.
1 diazo map; 64 x 62 cm
Map of townships 64-69, ranges 21-27, W5th (south of Sturgeon Lake) showing primarily bodies of water with the north section of the Edson Trail marked.
Location: 2013.048.07
Alberta Sheet No. 83 K SW, n.d.
1 ; 62 x 64 cm
Map of townships 58-63, ranges 21-27, W5th (north of Hinton) showing primarily bodies of water with the south section of the Edson Trail marked.
Location: 2013.048.08
Alberta Sheet No. 83 N/K, 1965
1 colour map; 63 x 110 cm
Map showing the surveyed lands, bodies of water, lookout towers, gas fields in the area south and north of Valleyview.
Location: 2013.048.11
Alberta Sheet No. 83 M/L, 1965
1 ; 65 x 108 cm
Map showing the surveyed lands, bodies of water, lookout towers, oil and gas seismograph lines and trails, in the area south and north of Grande Prairie between the Peace and Smoky Rivers.
Location: 2013.048.12
Alberta Sheet No. 83 M/L, 1959
1 colour map; 64 x 108 cm
Map showing the surveyed lands, telegraphs, bodies of water, lookout towers, oil and gas pipelines, and seismograph lines in the area south and north of Grande Prairie between the Peace and Smoky Rivers (ranges 1-14, townships 58-81, W6th).
Location: 2013.048.13
Alberta Sheet No. 83 M/L, 1981
1 colour map; 63 x 107 cm
Map showing surveyed lands, bodies of water, seismograph lines, lookouts, settlements and towns, and roads in the area north and south of Grande Prairie (townships 58-81, ranges 1-14, W6th).
Location: 2013.048.21
SubSeries 503.02.03Other. — 1 maps.
 
Pre-Emptor’s Map of the Peace River Block, 1931
1 map; 24 x 32 in.
Map 3Q of the Pre-emptor’s Series showing vacant lands (including descriptive terms of land types), schools, post offices, hospitals, mining and sub-mining recording offices, telegraph and telephone lines, highways, roads, and trails, and settlements in the British Columbian Peace River Block in 1931.
Location:
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Series 503.03Municipalities. — 25 maps.Municipalities typically publish land-ownership maps for the use of various departments.
SubSeries 503.03.01City of Grande Prairie. — 14 maps.
 
Grande Prairie City, 2005 [1911]
1 map copy; 17×36
Copy of the original Survey Plan showing subdivision of Grande Prairie City, being the N1/2 of the SE1/4 26-71-6-W6th. The plan shows additions of lots north of Third Avenue North (105 Avenue) and west of Clairmont Road (Second Street East) in 1911.
Location: 2005.091.1
Grande Prairie City, 2005 [1912-1961]
1 copy of survey plan; 17″ x 32″
Copy of the original Survey Plan for Grande Prairie City, Subdivision of Lot A, Part of NE 23-71-6-W6th. The plan shows additions of lots south of Richmond Avenue (Third Avenue South) and west of Clairmont Road (Second Street East) between 1912 and 1961.
Location: 2005.091.2
Plan Showing Subdivision of Grande Prairie City, 1910
1 plan; 15 x 16
The plan shows the subdivision of Grande Prairie City being the S 1/2 of the S.E.quarter of section 26, Tp. 71, Rge 6, W- 6. It was produced by James Herbert Smith, surveyor, of Edmonton for Alphaeus Patterson, president of The Argonauts Co.
Location: 2007.020.01
Plan Showing Subdivision of Grande Prairie City, 1911
1 plan; 18 x 27
The plan shows the subdivision of Grande Prairie City being the N 1/2 of the S.E.quarter of section 26, Tp. 71, Rge 6, W- 6. It was produced by James Herbert Smith, surveyor, of Edmonton for A.E. Clendenon.
Location: 2007.020.02
Plan of Registered Plans, December 1971
1 diazo plan; 151 x 99 cm
Plan showing the city of Grande Prairie with numbers of registered plans (in Engineering Department files) marked. The plan also notes new and old street names. Several revisions were made to the plan, the latest in December 1971, plan originally drawn in November 1970.
Location: 2013.048.01
Subdivision Plan, 1958
1 diazo plan; 117 x 75 cm
Plan of the City of Grande Prairie showing subdivisions and plan numbers. Several revisions were made to the plan, the latest in 1958, plan originally drawn in 1955
Location: 2013.048.02
Grand Prairie City, 1910
1 diazo plan; 54 x 73 cm
Copy of survey plan of Grand Prairie City on 26-71-6 W6th showing 16 blocks. Registered under plan #1014AC.
Location: 2013.048.15
Grande Prairie City, 1912
1 diazo plan; 46 x 86 cm
Copy of survey plan of Grande Prairie City on 23-71-6 W6th showing several blocks along 102 Street (84 Avenue to 100 Avenue, 100 Street to 102 Street). Registered under plan #5382.
Location: 2013.048.16
City of Grande Prairie Voting Subdivisions, 1980
1 diazo map; 77 x 107 cm
Map showing the polling and census divisions in the City of Grande Prairie and listing polling stations.
Location: 2013.048.17
City of Grande Prairie Voting Subdivisions, 1983
1 diazo map; 63 x 80 cm
Map showing the polling and census divisions in the City of Grande Prairie and listing polling stations.
Location: 2013.048.18
City of Grande Prairie Aerial Sheet 1, 1980
1 aerial photograph; 88 x 120 cm
Aerial photograph of the City of Grande Prairie showing from 68th Avenue north.
Location: 2013.048.23
City of Grande Prairie Aerial Sheet 2, 1980
1 aerial photograph; 88 x 120 cm
Aerial photograph of the City of Grande Prairie showing from 68th Avenue south to south of the Wapiti River.
Location: 2013.048.24
City of Grande Prairie Tourist Map, [ca. 1969]
1 b & w map; 31.5 x 43 cm
A tourist map of the City of Grande Prairie showing streets, railway, schools, hospital, parks, and tourist attractions. The reverse side features business advertisements and lists locations, contact information, and hours/meeting times of schools, churches, organizations, government offices, and places of interest.
Location: 2013.048.26
City of Grande Prairie, [ca. 1969]
1 diazo map; 48 x 28 cm
A map of the City of Grande Prairie showing streets, railway, schools, hospital, parks, and registered plan numbers.
Location: 2013.048.27
SubSeries 503.03.02County of Grande Prairie. — 10 maps.
 
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1969
map
Diazo plan of the County of Grande Prairie showing roads, railroads, schools, school districts, hamlets, urban municipalities, provincial parks in the County.
Location: 2002.05.1
County of Grande Prairie, 1982
map
Showing highways, roads, sections, owner’s names on quarter sections
Location: 2003.17.02
County of Grande Prairie, 1979
map
Diazo plan of the County of Grande Prairie showing road types, schools hamlets, railroads, grazing leases & reserves, altitudes, owner’s names on quarter sections
Location: 2003.17.03
County of Grande Prairie, 1966
map
Showing types of roads, sections, owner’s names on quarter sections
Location: 2003.17.04
Bezanson, 1962
plan
Showing subdivision of section 15-TP72-R 3 W 6 to allow for residential lots, school and community hall in Bezanson
Location: 2003.17.05
Grande Prairie Municipality 739, ca. 1928
1 diazo linen map; 24 x 29 in.
Landownership map for the Municipal District of Grande Prairie No. 739 covering townships 69 to 74 in ranges 2 to 5. This is the area west of the Smoky River and north of the Wapiti River in the south Peace River district of Alberta. The map shows the last name and first initial of the owner on each quarter, the location of the railway and rural post offices, and natural features such as rivers, creeks and lakes.
Location: 2012.031
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1977
1 map; 42 x 68 in.
Diazo map of the County of Grande Prairie showing names of landowners, divisional boundaries, reserves, roads, public buildings, parks and natural features.
Location: 2013.018
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1966
1 diazo map; 92 x 155 cm
Landownership map of the County of Grande Prairie showing names of landowners showing divisional boundaries, reserves, roads, public buildings, parks and natural features. Changes have been made to the plan between January 1964 and October 1966.
Location: 2013.048.04
County of Grande Prairie School Districts, [ca. 1950]
1 ; 74 x 96 cm
Base map is a topographical survey of Canada in the area of the County of Grande Prairie showing surveyed lands, bodies of water, post offices, railway, telegraph lines, and trails. County of Grande Prairie School District have been hand-drawn on top of the original map.
Location: 2013.048.20
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 2005
1 colour map; 69 x 97 cm (doublesided)
Landownership map of the County of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2013.048.22
SubSeries 503.03.03Municipal District of Greenview.
SubSeries 503.03.04Municipal District of Spirit River. — 1 maps

Municipal District of Spirit River No. 829, [ca. 1935]
1 diazo map; 77 x 75 cm
A landownership map of the Municipal District of Spirit River No. 829 showing lakes and rivers, roads, the railway, division boundaries, school districts and buildings, post offices, cemeteries, churches, villages, and the names of landowners with their acreages.
Location: 2014.007
SubSeries 503.03.05Birch Hills County.
SubSeries 503.03.06Saddle Hills County.
SubSeries 503.03.07Other. — 1 maps.
 
Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130, 1965
map
Townships 74-80 and ranges 20-24, showing owner’s names on quarter sections
Location: 2003.17.01
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Series 503.04Service Companies. — 6 maps.Some “companies” were actually community organizations which formed to provide a community service such as telephones or electrical power. These included Rural Electrical Associations and Mutual Telephone Companies. Often they produced maps to show where the phone and powerlines were.
SubSeries 503.04.01Power Companies and Associations. — 4 maps.
 
Silver Valley Rural Electrification Association Ltd., 1982
1 map; 65 x 108 cm
Map showing the names of Silver Valley Rural Electrification Association Ltd. (REAL) users and powerline route.
Location: 0503.04.01.02
East Smoky R.E.A.L., 1970
1 diazo plan; 30 x 36 in.
East Smoky Rural Electrification Association Map of the area east of the Smoky River covers Townships 69-74 and Range 23-West of the 5th Meridian to Range 2-West of the 6th. It records land owners who had power, lines and connectors, natural features, transportation lines, communities and landmarks.
Location: 2011.54. 1
South Beaverlodge R.E.A.L., 1970
1 diazo plan; 24 x 30 in.
South Beaverlodge Rural Electrification Association Map of the area south of Beaverlodge and north of the Red Willow and Wapiti Rivers. It covers Townships 70-72 and Ranges 7-11, West of the 6th Meridian, and records land owners who had power, lines and connectors, natural features, transportation lines, communities and landmarks.
Location: 2011.54.2
Sexsmith R.E.A.L., 1970
1 diazo plan; 24 x 30 in.
Sexsmith Rural Electrification Association Map covers the area east of Sexsmith to the Smoky River, north of Clairmont up to the Saddle Hills. It includes Townships 72-76 and Ranges 2-6, West of the 6th Meridian, and records land owners who had power, lines and connectors, natural features, transportation lines, communities and landmarks.
Location: 2011.54.3
SubSeries 503.04.02Telephone Companies and Associations. — 1 maps.
 
Telegraph Line from Grande Prairie to Dawson Creek, 1953
1 blueprint; 40 X 48 in.
Blueprint for the cable wiring out of the telegraph line from the Grande Prairie Repeater Station west towards Dawson Creek in 1953. Created by Canadian National Telegraph and the Northwest Communications System, Department of Transport in 1953. Blueprint is accompanied by a diagram showing the route of the telegraph from the Admin Bldg at the Edmonton Airport to Alaska and the Yukon. Donor was the last wire chief for the Alaska highway telegraph and teletype service. He worked for the Canadian National Telegraph, the CNCP, and Unitel.
Location: 2006.043.16a-b
SubSeries 503.04.03Gas Utility Companies and Associations.
SubSeries 503.04.04Oil and Gas Exploration Companies and Associations. — 1 maps.
 
Canadian Hunter Exploration Ltd., [ca. 1970]
1 map; 139 x 108 cm
Gas wells and plants in Townships 58-75, west of the sixth meridian.
Location: 0503.04.04.01
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Series 503.05Development Companies. — [1970-1990].Early in the settlement process, entrepreneurs formed land development companies and produced settlement literature which included maps. This included companies such as the Canadian Pacific Railway. Other companies involved in the resource sector, such as Proctor & Gamble, also produced their own maps.
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Series 503.06Road Maps. — 11 maps.Official Highway Guides were produced by the Province of Alberta to show highways and roads built by the Department of Transportation. Road maps were also produced by car and gas companies to encourage travel. These were sold at garages. Later maps were also produced by Tourism Departments.
 
Map of Peace River Basin, 1913
1 map; 15 x 15 in.
Map of Peace River Basin and part of Athabaska River Basin showing land registration districts, trails and proposed railways, towns, trading posts & post offices, location of minerals, agricultural possibilities.
Location:
Mundy’s Map of the Peace River District, 1913
1 map; 12 x 18 in.
Mundy’s Map which would have accompanied Mundy’s Pocket Guide to the Peace River Country and the Far North in 1913. It shows operating Railroads, Railroads under construction, proposed railroads and trails as well as topographical decriptions and which land is surveyed.
Location:
Map of Peace River and Northern Alberta, 1918
1 map; 11 x 14
Accompanied the 1918-1919 Guide with Map of North Country, also titled Edmonton to Peace River and the North Country. This was “a pocket guide to Edmonton, Peace River and the North containing accurate and reliable information for benefit of the Settlers and Tourists seeking pleasure or business opportunities.
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Alberta and British Columbia, 1963
map
Map showing hard-surfaced, graveled, and unimproved roads in Alberta and British Columbia
Location: 2000.29.1
Alberta and British Columbia, 1959
map
Map showing hard-surfaced, graveled, and unimproved roads in Alberta and British Columbia
Location: 2000.29.2
Alberta Highways, 1962
map
Map showing mainand secondary roads, points of interest, tourist information
Location: 2000.29.3
Alberta, 1974
map
Map showing main and secondary highways and a travel planner map with tourist attractions on the reverse side
Location: 2000.29.4
Alberta Highways, 1965
map
Map showing main and secondary highways, city map inserts, tourist information, points of interest
Location: 2000.29.5
Map of Alberta, 1923
1 map; 30 x 60 in.
A wall map used in Montrose Elementary School, the first school built in Grande Prairie, showing Alberta in 1923. The map was used between 1923 and 1970 when the school was torn down.
Location: 2007.039
Official Map of the Peace River Highway/Jasper, 1948
1 colour map; 48 x 62 cm
Map showing the roads and highways, towns, railways, and rivers and other bodies of water.
Location: 2013.048.05
Nor-Western Alberta Tourist Map, [ca. 1970]
1 colour map; 28 x 43 cm
A tourist map of the area northwest of Edmonton showing campsites, provincial parks, highways and roads, railways, airports, historic sites, lookout towers, beaches, summer resorts, wildlife, settlements, and mileages. The reverse side shows images from the area including the Dunvegan Bridge and mission, Sturgeon Lake, Grande Prairie’s Reservoir and outdoor swimming pool, Kinuso Falls, the Beaverlodge Research Station, and 12′ Davis statue. Various slogans and titles appear on the front: “See Northern Alberta”, “The Scenic Land of the Mighty Peace”, “Land of the Midnight Twilight”, and “Gateway to the Yukon, Alaska, and the Great Northwest.”
Location: 2013.048.25
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Series 503.07Hand-drawn Maps. — 2 maps.Sometimes maps were hand-drawn by individuals for a singular purpose. In other cases, organizations adapted existing maps with hand-drawn notations to serve their own purposes.
 
The Edson to Grande Prairie Trail, 2011
1 map; 36 x 36 in.
Map published for the 100th Anniversary of the Edson Trail in 2011. The map, titled “The Edson to Grande Prairie Trail Built by the Government of Alberta in 1911” is a modern topographical view of the area between Edson and Grande Cache on the south and Valleyview and Grande Prairie on the north. The map shows the route of the Edson Trail, stopping places and river crossings, as well as modern day roads and communities. This map is a folded insert in the booklet, “Historical Maps of the Peace No. 1, The Edson Trail, 1911-1916.”
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Edson Trail and Today’s Highway, 1980 c.
plan
Hand-drawn map showing “Routes to our community–past and present”
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Series 503.08Miscellaneous.

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