Canadian Heritage Map Print


Our Canadian heritage map dives deep into the historical name of the country we now call Canada. This map will be sure to add charm, nostalgia and conversation to any Canadian home.

So, what is the "true" history behind the name Canada?

There is some controversy behind the accuracy of the famous Heritage minute video. The video depicted Jacques Cartier as "misinterpreting" the Aboriginal people saying, "Kanata", meaning the village the people, not the nation. However, the Heritage minute appears not to give proper credit to Cartier, who in his historic writings states that he fully understands the word "Kanata". Cartier's writing states specifically, "They call a town Canada" and his earliest name for the wider territory is "le pays des Canadas" ("country of Canadas", "land of Canadas" or "land of villages").

Upon confederation in 1867, the name "Canada" was officially adopted which was commonly referred to as the "Dominion of Canada" until after World War II when Dominion was dropped.

Need the perfect gift? Or some beautiful wall art for your office or home? Want to show your hometown & Canadian pride?

Saltwreck is Canada’s #1 source for map art prints. Our modern map prints combine the iconic symbols, places and shapes that embody the spirit and rich heritage of Canada.

Celebrating the places you love and the memories you've made along the way!


Free shipping in Canada and in the USA.
Fast processing times.
30 year’s fine art printing experience.
100% Made in Nova Scotia.
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60 day money back guarantee.

We sell prints only. Frames are not included.

Our prints are designed to fit standard frame sizes: 8x10, 11x14 & 16x20. Visit any local framing company or big box store to purchase your perfect frame.

Printed on superior quality 250 gsm archival canvas paper for beautiful texture and vibrant colours. We use the highest quality archival ink(pigmented archival). If placed behind glass, the print is rated for up to 80 years without fading.

Prints are carefully packaged in clear plastic sleeves with a rigid cardboard backing. All prints are then shipped flat in sturdy mailers. Satisfaction guaranteed. Full refund within 60 days, no questions asked. All orders are shipped out to you within 2-3 business days.

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