Stationery in Smithers are now printing these maps upon
request. These are printed on 11"x17" Rite In the Rain
Paper and are priced as follows:
per individual zone (1 mapsheet)
- $64.00 for the North Set (17
pages, the north half of the park. One cover page and 16
map pages. Good for the trek from Mowdade Lake to
Buckley Lake, or reverse.)
- $56.00 for the South Set ( 15
pages, the south half of the park. One cover page and 14
map pages. Good for the trek from Little Ball Lake to
- $112.00 for the Full set (29-pages,
the whole park. One cover page and 28 map pages. Good
for the trek from Little Ball Lake to Buckley Lake; or
from Buckley Lake to Arctic Lake)
taxes and shipping costs, if necessary. Please
email email@example.com or
call 250-847-9712 to place an
order or request more information.
These are the fourth edition of my topographic hiking maps for Mt.
Edziza Provincial Park (November 2021).
The maps are at 1:35,000 scale, and each sheet is 11" x 17".
The inspiration of these maps was the difficulty that hikers have
obtaining topographic maps for the park. One choice is the
1:50,000 NTS sheets (e.g., 104G07), but these are, for the most
part, from the 1950s and one is a black-and-white edition. They
have no shaded relief and have not been updated for decades.
Another choice is the 1:20,000 TRIM maps which can be downloaded
free of charge from the BC government, but they call for large
sheets of paper and the cost of printing them for the entire park
is in the hundreds of dollars.
The innovation here is the idea that hikers' maps can be on small
pieces of paper. That is, by printing them on 11x17 paper,
printing costs can be kept low. There is the accompanying
convenience of making the maps easy to fold, store and carry.
Twenty-eight maps cover the full park from Arctic Lake to Buckley
Lake, as shown below.
The maps show the following data:
- Named places are from NRCan's Geographic
Names layer for BC, downloaded September 2017. Labels
for point features have been placed by hand, and labels for
area features have been placed on curves.
- Streams are from the Freshwater
Stream Network layer for mapsheet 104G, downloaded from DataBC in April 2015
- Park boundaries are from the Parks
and Protected Areas layer, downloaded from DataBC
in 2011, and are have been confirmed as current to 2020.
- Historical trails are from the
BC Transport layer, downloaded in August 2017
- Contours, hypsometric tint and shaded
relief are derived from the 0.75" DEM downloaded from
Data Extraction tool at Canada.ca in June 2018
- Shaded relief and hypsometric tint were generated
from SRTM 1 (30 metre resolution). The shaded relief was
created using skymodels and Jake Adams's Raster Chunk
- Wetlands are from the Freshwater Wetlands layer for
mapsheet 104G, downloaded from DataBC
in February 2018
- Glaciers were originally from the Freshwater Glaciers
layer, downloaded from DataBC
in 2013, but have since been updated based on ice extents
as seen in Sentinel-2 satelite images captured in
September of 2020.
- Lakes are
from the Freshwater Lakes Atlas layer, downloaded from DataBC
in August 2015
- Rivers are from the Freshwater Rivers layer,
downloaded from DataBC
in April 2013
- Vegetation is from the CanVec 50K
BC Land layer, downloaded in March 2018