Many Canadians can now see their homes, streets, points of interest and landmarks on Google Street View. The street level view of the top major cities in Canada has finally gone live, after months of Google cars and cameras roaming the streets, adding the same feature Americans have on Google Maps.
The added street view perspective gives Canadians a detailed image view of the largest cities in Canada, allowing users to take a virtual 360 degree tour of the city. The online virtual tour of cities is available for free on Google Maps, and can be activated by clicking on the icon of the little yellow man when the street preview is available.
Google Street View automatically blurs faces and license plates to protect peoples identity and privacy.
Google only mapped five of the largest provinces in Canada including, Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec, highlighting selected cities to be covered on Google Maps. Canada now joins some of the other countries featured on Google Maps including United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, and Japan.