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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
Member Reviews (2)
- Map TownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewOct 05, 2012
During my recent two-pronged stay in Calgary, I stopped in at Map Town twice. Digital products are fine, but there's nothing like a paper map between my fingers as I try to figure out where I've been and what directions I wish to go. I left with maps of Fort McMurray, Vancouver Island, Iceland, Northern Italy, and El Camino de Santiago. I look forward to giving them the analog workout that they deserve.
When I happen to be in Downtown Calgary on business, I usally make it a point to go to Tim Horton's for breakfast and Map Town during lunch time. Both are located on the same block and easily accessible from the street or the Plus 15.
I really like using a GPS, but I'm still fundementally a paper map guy. I like to feel the various map papers in my hand, see them on the wall, and marvel at the art work. I really hope in our expanding digital age, there will still be a place for these type of maps. And afterall, Captain Jean Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise still had books in the future!
Anyway, Maptown is THE place to go for your various (including digital) map needs. The last time I was here, I picked up a Yukon map (for my Earthwatch trip) and a cool BC train map as I had just flown back from Calgary after taking the Canadian VIA train from Edmonton to Vancouver.