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Canadian locales shine in beefed-up Google Maps

Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:23 PM - Ironically for a thing that's supposed to let you find places, it's easy to get lost in Google Earth.

If you're in the mood, it can suck you in, scrolling across the world using the app -- and its more accessible counterpart, Google Maps -- as you tour our enormous planet and zoom down to your hometown, or someone else's.

As lovely as it is, the view just got even better, with Google announcing it's updated the service with fresh images from Landsat 8,

"Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency—capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day," Google wrote in a blog post. "This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available -- mostly from Landsat 8 -- making it our freshest global mosaic to date."

And it is gorgeous. We've picked a few locations around Canada for you to get lost in. Enjoy!

The Golden Horseshoe, Ontario

Manicougan Reservoir, Quebec

Prince Edward Island

Banff National Park, Alberta

Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland

Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories

SOURCE: Google Maps

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