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Musqueam and UBC

Musqueam Place Names Web Mapping Portal

The Musqueam Place Names Web Mapping Portal allows visitors to find information on Musqueam Place Names, hear audio of our hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language from Musqueam elders past and present, view historical photographs and see where they are located. The map is a multimedia collaboration between the Language and Culture Department and Treaty, Lands and Resources Department at Musqueam, alongside Musqueam community contributors.

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Map Resources

Finding Maps

UBC Library's cartographic collections include maps, atlases, and gazetteers, focused primarily on Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and British Columbia. The Xwi7xwa Library holds materials related to Indigenous maps and mapping.

For general information on finding maps at UBC, check out the Maps & Atlases research guide.

Search the UBC Library Catalogue:

Try Keywords

  • Musqueam
  • Coast Salish
  • Aboriginal Vancouver
  • Traditional use
  • Mapping
  • Land title

TIP: Use quotation marks to search for a phrase
   Example: "Coast Salish", "traditional use study"
Use a question mark to truncate a term, i.e. search words with the same stem.
   Example: aborig? searches aboriginal, aboriginals, aboriginality, etc
Combine terms by using AND to join them together
   Example: "First Nations" AND maps

Use the UBC Library Catalogue Advanced Search to narrow material type to maps and use a keyword search:

Subject Headings

Browse Subject (begins with):

TIP:♥   UBC Library Catalogue truncation symbol is ?
              Databases & Summon  truncation symbol is  *

Related Guides

map from the Musqueam Declaration, 1976


"Like all maps, it is a rendition - a best attempt at reflecting a current reality, recognizing that 'the map is not the territory.'"
- dictum attributed to Alfred Korzybski

About Maps