NEW PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY MAP UNVEILED, MANITOBA ARTIST'S WORK FEATURED ON COVER
Manitoba’s provincial highway map has been upgraded, providing more details on the 511 traveller information system and featuring a local artist’s painting of a Manitoba highway scene, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today.
“We continue to use the provincial highway map, which is distributed free of charge, to boost tourism opportunities in Manitoba,” said Ashton. “We are also very pleased the Manitoba Trucking Association commissioned artist Glenn Hayes to create a unique painting, which forms the cover of the new map.”
“This image pays homage to the roots of trucking in Manitoba and its important role today in the economy, incorporating elements of the industry from the past and looking to the future,” said Bob Dolyniuk, executive director,Manitoba Trucking Association. “Manitoba is where east meets west, urban meets rural, the past meets the present and we are pleased the image will be distributed so widely by being included on the provincial highway map.”
The content of the new map has been updated to provide details on how to access road information through the 511 system and Twitter, and to show five new recently created provincial parks. The map continues to draw attention to Manitoba’s tourism destinations and has welcome greetings in more than 25 languages, reflecting the cultural diversity of the province. There is also a link to the Provincial Parks Guide.
The maps are free and Travel Manitoba distributes them at various locations such as travel information centers, The Forks and border crossings. They are also available through CAA Manitoba, chambers of commerce and offices of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.
The map is also available online at www.manitoba.ca/mit/map/index.html, which shows an overview of the province. Users can then select specific regions, which can be enlarged to provide more detail and downloaded.