Gr 3, Module 5 | Follow That Map Activity

5 Stops
Duration: 00:40:00

This mapping activity is part of the Grade 3 Museum @School Program, Module 5. Using a historic map of downtown Canmore, students will follow Robbie Clarke as he searches for his father, Corporal Clarke, and map their journey as they seek to deliver an important message from E Division Headquarters in Calgary to him.

Supplies Needed:

  • Copy of the historic map of downtown
  • Pencil or pen
  • A clipboard (optional)

Students are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather.


  • Students will begin the activity at the Canmore NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site, located at 609 8th Street (on the corner of 8th Street and Spring Creek Drive).
  • Following along with the story, students will map their route from one stop to the other. At each stop, students will create an Icon (a simple picture) that represents the building in the Legend on the right side of the map.
  • This activity will take between 30 and 40 minutes to complete.
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