What is CPAC Route 338?


CPAC Route 338 is a virtual road trip across Canada aimed at helping young Canadians better understand our rich political history, how Parliament works, the role of their representatives and the importance of political participation.

CPAC Route 338 has several elements:

  • This website, which profiles and showcases all of Canada’s 338 federal ridings through photos, fast facts about each riding and videos from CPAC’s extensive archives.
  • A series of giant floor maps produced in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, detailing Canada’s 338 ridings. These massive, 8x11-metre (24x36-feet) floor maps will tour schools across the country, allowing educators to provide a more interactive and personalized learning opportunity for their students.
  • A series of 11 curriculum-linked learning activities designed to help teach primary to senior students about the many facets of a democratic society. These innovative learning resources are available on the Teaching Tools section of this site.
  • Downloadable versions of these floor maps and lesson plans.

What is CPAC?

CPAC is a commercial-free, not-for-profit, bilingual television and digital service providing a window on Canadian politics and public affairs. CPAC is owned by Canada’s cable companies, who have invested more than $50 million to create and preserve an editorially independent media outlet for the benefit of Canadians. CPAC is available across Canada on basic cable and satellite, on the web at cpac.ca and on the CPAC TV 2 GO mobile app.

Why create CPAC Route 338?

CPAC Route 338 is an extension of CPAC’s efforts to contribute more actively to Canadians’ understanding of their democracy, as we believe that education is key to maintaining a strong and healthy democracy. We further believe that the earlier we study and learn about our democracy, the better our chance to have a society that is knowledgeable, curious and engaged.

About the CPAC Route 338 Fast Facts

Please contact us at route338@cpac.ca with questions and comments.

The majority of the statistics used on this site are from the 2011 National Household Survey and as the 2016 Census data becomes available we will be updating these figures.

The “Indigenous Communities” section was compiled from many separate resources including  the First Nation Profiles Interactive Map from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and the Inuit Nunangat Map from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The maps feature markers for the location of communities and/or Tribal Councils which were overlaid on a map of the electoral districts from Elections Canada. From the blended maps, we identified which markers were located within the boundaries of each district and compiled the “Indigenous Communities” lists from there. In the case of any discrepancies, we would refer to Tribal Council and community web pages.

We have cross-referenced a variety of resources detailing the locations of Métis communities. These resources include: The Métis National Council, the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Métis Nation of Alberta, the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, and the Métis Nation of BC. 

We have also taken into consideration information provided by communities and have added it to the above data. While this list is extensive, it is not exhaustive and is subject to the accuracy of publicly available information from the Government of Canada.