A new map from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society will take visitors on a learning adventure at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre.
It's the 'Indigenous Peoples of Canada Giant Floor Map.’
Museum officials said it's a step in the right direction to learning more about Indigenous history and an attempt of reconciliation.
About a year ago, museum officials sought to borrow the massive thirty-five by twenty-six foot vinyl map that fills the Grey Gallery in the Museum.
"It's exciting and overwhelming and a little bit emotional ... there's so much that we don't know and you can learn a lot," said Monica Towsley, program coordinator at the Timmins Museum.
Towsley said it's an unexpected surprise to have the map just in time for Ontario Treaties Recognition week which runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7.
"We are trying to educate people and learn more about Indigenous people in our country ... It's full of information and one of the subjects they cover is Treaties so you're able to look at the map and how it's separated and how many areas that it covers and it covers a lot of other topics as well from housing to land claim agreements to climate change and all that."
Visitors will get to immerse themselves by walking sock foot throughout the map of Canada and United States which also includes a historic timeline from twelve thousand years BC to now.
The map will only be available during museum hours until Saturday, Nov. 7.