matt on 24 Aug, 2018 05:57 PM
I don't have great records from when when that layer was built, and NRCAN has enough different map layers that it's easy to get turned around, so I can't comment on that spot specifically, but it's one of the layers available at ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/
My best understanding is that the "modernized" layer is not seeing active development at this point, and although it looks sharper, it's lacking some of older / more obscure roads and trails from rural areas. I'm actually looking at replacing all of Canada with the older map series (to capture these more obscure features) while also expanding MapBuilder coverage (to provide sharper rendering and modern OSM-derived road/trail data), which I think will provide a better mix. It's in progress but no ETA.