11 Canadian cities get Google Street Viewed

Google has announced its Street View service on Google Maps now includes imagery from 11 cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Whistler.

Nicely timed for the 2010 Winter Games in February, Street View on Google Maps Olympic venues can be virtually viewed including the B.C. Place Stadium and Whistler Village.

The Canadian cities and regions currently explorable via Street View on Google Maps are: Vancouver, Whistler, Squamish, Banff, Calgary, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax.

Jonathan Lister, head of Google Canada, said, "We're thrilled that Street View on Google Maps is now available for Canada in time for the 2010 Winter Games. Street View has been hugely popular with our users worldwide, and now Canadians and others can see the streets and landmarks of Vancouver, Whistler, and other cities, and innovate in exciting ways".

Canada is the 14th country to be Street Viewed. There's currently map-based, real-life imagery available for Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the US.