“Who still buys cards? Everyone has phones! Lots of people, it turns out.
Inaugurated in the fall of 1994, this quirk of OttawaWellington West’s shopping district has been helping adventurers not die doing awesome (dangerous, fantastic) things for almost 30 years. Long enough, in fact, to be one of the first small businesses in Ottawa to have an online presence.
World of Maps provides travelers and inquisitive minds with the first cartographic facsimiles, maps of the Milky Way galaxy, and even a flat Earth map for those still wondering about reality. A sliding wall features the most popular cards for easy reading.
Maps aren’t the only treasures to be found inside. Shelves are crammed with books on niche topics like ink-making, foraging and reading the night sky, while funky globes spin and illuminate the shop alongside old-school navigational tools like compasses, sextants and the “eye of time”. Even professionals can find something inside, with aerial and nautical maps, logbooks and topographical maps.
Really just a great place to get lost.