ITM Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island- 1:380.000
Als er voor een land of streek helemaal geen kaart meer te vinden is om te fietsen dan hebben we gelukkig altijd nog de ITM-kaarten (International Travel Map). De schaal lijkt voor de fietser te grof, er kan echter goed mee gefietst worden. Meer wegen dan op de kaart staan zijn er meestal gewoonweg niet, zelfs de dirt-roads zijn meestal nog terug te vinden. Veel kaarten zijn inmiddels waterbestendig. Hoogte wordt aangegeven middels kleurvlakken.
Over de kaart van Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia is one of the most historic provinces of Canada, having become British as a result of military conquest in the 1740s. Initially, the British distrusted the Acadian settlers and moved many of them to French settlements in Louisiana, which was then a huge area of land. Some of the Acadians stayed in the South, becoming known as ‘Cajuns’; others eventually found their way back north. The fortress of Louisburg, on Cape Breton, was state of the art for its time, but was seized by the British anyway and used throughout the American revolutionary war as a bastion of British strength. The fortress has been restored and is now a national monument. Luneburg, and Halifax are both very interesting cities to visit, and Peggy’s Cove is probably in more people’s photo albums than any place in North America, outside of Niagara Falls. This is an excellent map as well to portray Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island, the ‘home’ of both Canadian confederation and of the famous Anne of Green Gables, the fictional heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novels.