Originally published 3/29/2023

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (March 29, 2024) – In this special “REWIND” edition of Fun with Maps we look back to an FwM published March 29, 2022 to take one big step toward independence north of the border – not talking tacos.


The slow process of full Canadian independence from Britain took a big step in 1867 on this day.

The first portion of the British North America Act was signed on that day defining much of the governmental structure of Canada.  Further, it created the Dominion of Canada consisting of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.

About twenty additional Acts followed.  Full Canadian control over the Constitution was not achieved until 1982.

Here is Lucas’s map of the eastern portion of Canada from 1823.

Canada 1823 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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