Maps and brochures
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For reliable hiking maps of the Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, the 1:50,000 scale National Topographic System (NTS) maps series are recommended. There are 25 maps that cover the national park reserve. A complete list of maps and their NTS map numbers are listed below. Visitors should determine which maps they require and obtain the appropriate maps before exploring the national park reserve.
For a general route planning or reconnaissance type map, the following 1:250,000 scale topographical maps are also available. These maps have less detail than the 1:50,000 scale maps but they cover more area. There are four maps that cover the park.1:250,000 scale NTS maps
- 13B - Pakut-Shipu
- 13G - Lake Melville
- 13H - Cartwright
- 13I - Groswater Bay
A word regarding the NTS maps and GPS receivers
Many hikers use handheld GPS devices in conjunction with the NTS maps to navigate. Many of the NTS maps use an older datum called North American Datum 1927 (Nad27). GPS receivers typically use a newer datum called North Amercian Datum 1983 (Nad83). It important to check which datum is being used for both the map and GPS. If the datums are different you must set the datum in your GPS to match the datum of your map. For more information regarding map datums search for “Map Datum” on the Natural Resources Canada Web site.
Where to obtain maps
Please refer to the Canada Map page under the Natural Resources Canada Web site to find where to purchase maps for the National Park Reserve. Digital versions of the 1:50,000 NTS maps are also available on the Natural Resources Canada Web site by using the Geogratis search tool.