Printable Classroom Resources

Geoscape Nanaimo

A printable map from the Government of Canada illustrating the geology of Central Vancouver Island. 

Nanaimo Geological Points of Interest

Printable map that highlight geologic formations in Nanaimo. 

Geology of Vancouver Island 

This printable small scale map represents rock types and formations found on Vancouver Island. Anticlinal axis and major thrust faults are also illustrated. 

Southern Vancouver Island Geology 

This printable small scale map represents rock types and formations found on Southern Vancouver Island. Anticlinal axis and major thrust faults are also illustrated. 

Crystallography 

If you scroll down below Table Crystallography, you can download a paper model to be printed and glued together.

Fossils of Vancouver Island 

This resource from VIU's Earth Science Department introduces the geologic history of Vancouver Island and connects fossils from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras to bedrock geology on Vancouver Island. 

Geoscience Maps

These maps available from the Province of British Columbia are available for download from British Columbia Geological Survey. 

Overview of BC Geology

The Ministry of British Columbia Geological Survey page provides many resources and maps including, information about selected commodities in British Columbia, GeoTours, Natural Hazards, Plate tectonics and continental drift, fossils as well as map resources. 

Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN)

On the left hand column there are links for many geoscience maps with a focus on Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. On the right hand column there are links to PDF Geoscape posters to Canadian Cities. 

Top 5 Geology Places in Nanaimo

This map created by Rachelle Shearing, represents five most interesting geologic locations in the Nanaimo area. 

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