Maptour Page 3
Maptour: Population Composition, 1891-1961
“Canada” meant “Eastern Canada”
- On the ZOOM/PAN toolbar, click on “FULL.”
- Click on the drop-down menu “More Maps” and under the subheading
“Pop-Up Comparison Maps,” select “Ethnic Origin 1931.”
(This opens a smaller map window for 1931 - you may have to
drag it aside to see the 1901 and 1931 maps at the same time.)
- Compare these two maps to see the change in population numbers
and locales over these 30 years.
- Click on the drop-down menu “More Maps” and select “Ethnic Origin 1961.”
- Now compare the 1931 and 1961 maps for a comparative
picture of change over 30 years.
- Most Canadians in 1901 lived in Québec or Ontario.
- The eastern emphasis persisted through the 60 years covered by these maps.
- People in British Columbia and Alberta together outnumber those in Québec in 2006.
- Lived-in Canada to the west of Lake Huron is very much a phenomenon of the 20th century.