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Databases (Library card required)

Global Road Warrior — Contains current coverage of travel, communications and cultural issues for students, travelers, or international business people. Includes high-resolution maps and photos.

Mango Languages — Are you traveling abroad or interested in learning a new language? Mango has many foreign language training modules available. Click 'Start Learning' to begin or create a profile to track your progress.


Websites


Countries

Country studies/area handbooks Information about developed and developing nations, from the Library of Congress.

World FactBook Country information including maps, supplied by the CIA of the U.S.

Find more on governments of the world in our Law, Government & Statistics category.


Geography

BC Geographical Names From the BC Integrated Land Management Bureau.

Tides, Currents and Water Levels From Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

GVRD Regional Parks Includes maps and facilities information for Regional Parks in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, including Surrey.

Parks Canada National parks, historic sites, marine conservation areas.


Maps

COSMOS From the City of Surrey, this database provides access to the City's spatial information, allowing users to find specific addresses, amenties such as parks, libraries, and schools, as well as data on infrastructure, high resolution aerial photographs, and more.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection Map collection, including historical and thematic maps.

Search engines — Search engines such as Google and Yahoo Canada also have links to maps and directions.


Travel

British Columbia Outdoor Guide From the British Columbia Adventure Network, this website has information on enjoying BC's outdoors, including outdoor recreation, trails, parks, and natural history.

BC Travel Information on camping, accommodations, transportation.

Canadian Tourism Commission Information for international visitors.

Discover Camping Online reservation service for BC campgrounds.

DriveBC! Road Reporting System BC road reports in map and list format.

Fodors This site provides information on everything from packing techniques to world-wide tipping practices.

Lonely Planet Online Known worldwide for publishing practical, reliable and no-nonsense travel information.

Super Natural British Columbia  Official travel planning site of Tourism BC. 

Travel health for Canadians travelling abroad From Public Health Agency of Canada.