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