Apple to Improve Apple Maps in Canada by ‘Driving Across’ Country This Summer

Apple has announced it has plans to improve Apple Maps here by ‘driving across Canada throughout the summer’.

The company placed an ad in various newspapers across Canada, detailing the following:

Beginning in May, Apple Maps will be driving across Canada throughout the summer. We’ll be capturing road details, signage and landmarks — all to make the most accurate and useful Maps experience possible. The information collected will be worked on by our teams in Cupertino, California. We plan to publish this data in a future product update.

We always have your privacy in mind, so we’re working closely with local regulators to ensure we follow all laws and regulations. All of our vehicles are marked Apple Maps, so you’ll always know it’s us.

Privacy is a fundamental Apple principle, so we’re proud to build it into everything we do.

It appears Apple will have their own version of Google’s Street View’s vehicles to capture data from Canadian roads. Below are the cities and towns Apple vehicles will be driving in from May to November 2019:


CalgaryCanmoreClaresholmCold LakeEdmontonFort McMurrayGrande Cache, Grande PrairieHannaHintonLethbridgeLloydminsterMedicine HatRed DeerRocky Mountain HouseSlave LakeStrathmoreWainwrightWhitecourt

British Columbia

Alberni ClayoquotBulkley NechakoCapitalCaribooCentral CoastCentral Kootenay,Central OkanaganColumbia ShuswapComox ValleyCowichan ValleyEast Kootenay,Fraser Fort GeorgeFraser ValleyGreater VancouverKitimat StikineKootenay Boundary, Mount WaddingtonNanaimoNorth OkanaganNorthern RockiesOkanagan Similkameen,Peace RiverPowell RiverSkeena Queen CharlotteSquamish LillooetStrathcona, Sunshine CoastThompson Nicola


Beausejour AreaBrandon AreaCentral ManitobaDauphinEastern ManitobaFlin Flon and North WestInterlake AreaNorth EastPembina ValleyPilot Mound AreaPortage la Prairie AreaRoblin, Russell, Rossburn AreaSelkirk AreaSouth InterlakeSouth WestSteinbach AreaSwan RiverThompson and North CentralVirden AreaWestern Manitoba,Whitehorse PlainsWinnipeg

New Brunswick

Albert CountyCarleton CountyCharlotte CountyGloucester CountyKent CountyKings County (New Brunswick)Madawaska CountyNorthumberland County (New Brunswick),Queens County (New Brunswick)Restigouche CountySaint John CountySunbury County,Victoria County(New Brunswick)Westmorland CountyYork County (New Brunswick)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalon Peninsula-St. John’sBonavista/Trinity-ClarenvilleBurin Peninsula-Marystown, Central Newfoundland-Grand Falls-WindsorHumber District-Corner BrookLabrador-Happy Valley-Goose BayNorthern Peninsula-St. AnthonyNotre Dame Bay-Lewisporte, South Coast-Channel-Port aux BasquesSt. George’s-Stephenville

Nova Scotia

Annapolis CountyAntigonish CountyCape Breton IslandColchester CountyCumberland CountyDigby CountyGuysborough CountyHalifax CountyHants CountyInverness CountyKings County (Nova Scotia)Lunenburg CountyPictou CountyQueens County (Nova Scotia)Richmond CountyShelburne CountyVictoria County (Nova Scotia),Yarmouth County


Algoma DistrictBruce CountyCity of Greater SudburyCity of HamiltonCity of Kawartha LakesCity of OttawaCochrane DistrictCounty of BrantDufferin CountyDurham Regional MunicipalityElgin CountyEssex CountyFrontenac CountyGrey County,Haldimand-NorfolkHaliburton CountyHalton Regional MunicipalityHastings County,Huron CountyKenora DistrictLambton CountyLanark CountyLennox and Addington CountyManitoulin DistrictMiddlesex CountyMunicipality of Chatham-KentMuskoka District MunicipalityNiagara Regional MunicipalityNipissing DistrictNorthumberland CountyOxford CountyParry Sound DistrictPeel Regional MunicipalityPerth County,Peterborough CountyPrince Edward CountyRainy River DistrictRenfrew CountySimcoe CountySudbury DistrictThunder Bay DistrictTimiskaming DistrictToronto, City of,United Counties of Leeds and GrenvilleUnited Counties of Prescott and RussellUnited Counties of Stormont, Dundas and GlengarryWaterloo Regional MunicipalityWellington CountyYork Regional Municipality

Prince Edward Island

Kings County (Prince Edward Island)Prince CountyQueens County (Prince Edward Island)


Abitibi Ouest Regional County MunicipalityAbitibi Regional County MunicipalityActon Regional County MunicipalityAntoine Labelle Regional County MunicipalityArgenteuil Regional County MunicipalityArthabaska Regional County MunicipalityAvignon Regional County MunicipalityBeauce Sartigan Regional County MunicipalityBeauharnois Salaberry Regional County MunicipalityBécancour Regional County MunicipalityBellechasse Regional County MunicipalityBonaventure Regional County MunicipalityBrome Missisquoi Regional County MunicipalityCharlevoix Est Regional County MunicipalityCharlevoix Regional County MunicipalityCoaticook Regional County MunicipalityD’Autray Regional County MunicipalityDeux Montagnes Regional County MunicipalityDrummond Regional County MunicipalityFranchevilleGatineau Regional County MunicipalityJoliette Regional County MunicipalityKamouraska Regional County MunicipalityL’Assomption Regional County MunicipalityL’Érable Regional County MunicipalityL’Île d’Orléans Regional County MunicipalityL’Islet Regional County MunicipalityLa Côte de Beaupré Regional County MunicipalityLa Côte de Gaspé Regional County MunicipalityLa Haute Côte Nord Regional County MunicipalityLa Haute Gaspésie Regional County MunicipalityLa Haute Yamaska Regional County MunicipalityLa Jacques Cartier Regional County MunicipalityLa Matapédia Regional County MunicipalityLa Mitis Regional County MunicipalityLa Nouvelle Beauce Regional County MunicipalityLa Rivière du Nord Regional County MunicipalityLa TuqueLa Vallée de l’Or Regional County MunicipalityLa Vallée de la Gatineau Regional County MunicipalityLa Vallée du Richelieu Regional County MunicipalityLac Saint Jean Est Regional County MunicipalityLaval Regional County MunicipalityLe Domaine du Roy Regional County MunicipalityLe Granit Regional County MunicipalityLe Haut Richelieu Regional County MunicipalityLe Haut Saint François Regional County MunicipalityLe Haut Saint Laurent Regional County MunicipalityLe Rocher Percé Regional County Municipality,Le Saguenay et son Fjord Regional County MunicipalityLe Val Saint François Regional County MunicipalityLes Appalaches Regional County MunicipalityLes Basques Regional County MunicipalityLes Collines de l’Outaouais Regional County MunicipalityLes Etchemins Regional County MunicipalityLes Îles de la Madeleine Regional County MunicipalityLes Jardins de Napierville Regional County MunicipalityLes Laurentides Regional County MunicipalityLes Maskoutains Regional County MunicipalityLes Moulins Regional County MunicipalityLes Pays d’en Haut Regional County MunicipalityLes Sources Regional County MunicipalityLévis Regional County MunicipalityLongueuil Regional County MunicipalityLotbinière Regional County MunicipalityManicouagan Regional County MunicipalityMarguerite D’Youville Regional County MunicipalityMaria Chapdelaine Regional County MunicipalityMaskinongé Regional County Municipality,Matane Regional County MunicipalityMatawinie Regional County MunicipalityMékinac Regional County MunicipalityMemphrémagog Regional County MunicipalityMinganie—Le Golfe du Saint LaurentMirabel Regional County MunicipalityMontcalm Regional County MunicipalityMontmagny Regional County MunicipalityMontréal Regional County MunicipalityNicolet Yamaska Regional County MunicipalityNord du QuébecPapineau Regional County MunicipalityPierre De Saurel Regional County MunicipalityPontiac Regional County MunicipalityPortneuf Regional County MunicipalityQuébecRimouski Neigette Regional County MunicipalityRivière du Loup Regional County Municipality,Robert Cliche Regional County MunicipalityRoussillon Regional County Municipality,Rouville Regional County MunicipalityRouyn Noranda Regional County MunicipalitySept Rivières—CaniapiscauShawinigan Regional County MunicipalitySherbrooke Regional County MunicipalityTémiscamingue Regional County MunicipalityTémiscouata Regional County MunicipalityThérèse De Blainville Regional County MunicipalityVaudreuil Soulanges Regional County Municipality


AssiniboiaBattlefordEstevanKindersleyLa RongeLloydminsterMaple CreekMelfort, MelvilleMoose JawNorth BattlefordPrince AlbertReginaSaskatoonSwift Current, WeyburnWynyardYorkton

It’s unknown how much Apple can improve Apple Maps in Canada, as for us, the default mapping application for us and many others is Google Maps.

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