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Canadian Open Data

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British Columbia Data

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Alberta Data

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Manitoba Data

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Download Quebec Data

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Download New Brunswick Data

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Download Nova Scotia Data

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Download Prince Edward Island Data

Prince Edward Island Data

Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data Resources

Canadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data ResourcesCanadian Open Data and Free Geospatial Data Resources: Almost anyone in the geospatial community would agree that a major part of any GIS project would be the data sets involved. The data can be in the form of vectors, rasters, aerial photography or statistical tabular data and most often the data component can be very costly or labor intensive. But it doesn’t always have to be that way, as there are plenty of great resources available that offer free Canadian open data that you can use with your geomatics projects to generate geospatial products. In fact more and more are popping up all over the web and some cities like Ottawa are even having contests to help promote the use of their data.

Over the past few years we have been highlighting and promoting various cities and provinces in Canada that have done a great job providing Open Geospatial Data and geospatial applications to the public. During that time there has been plenty of great praise, feedback and emails regarding these efforts in helping to promote Canadian geospatial data and ensuring that everybody in the geomatics community knows where to find data for their projects.

We started this page in 2010 as a way to collaborate links to all Canadian Open Data (sites that offer data downloads at no cost and without restrictions), free geospatial data, online web mapping applications and other sources of geospatial information (including National, Provincial and Municipal levels).

If you know of any other Canadian open data that we have not listed here then let us know so we can include that information here. In the mean time start using some of these great data resources available in Canada to generate geospatial products.

[page last updated October 2019]

Note: Recently this page has become a real community driven page, and we would like to thank all the very helpful people in the geospatial community (especially all the great map librarians out there!) who continue to provide us with updates and new  information (and report dead links) about Canadian open data and free geospatial data resources to promote.

And special thanks to all the Canadian Colleges and Universities that continue to support our initiatives by sharing our site with their students and alumni.

Together we can raise the profile of Canadian geographic information and help more people understand the vast geography of Canada.

The background map graphic above used with permission from globalquiz.org

National Data

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National Data

Over the years, many people have been confused on where to look when they need National data sets, should they be searching on GeoGratis (a search tool by Natural Resources Canada) or GeoBase (initiative created by the Canadian Council on Geomatics – CCOG)?

Well the Federal Government has come to realize that having multiple places to search can be confusing, therefore they have moved GeoGratis and GeoBase data sets into the Government of Canada’s Open Data Portal.

Government of Canada Open Data Portal

The Government of Canada Open Data Portal is Canada’s commitment to open government that aims to drive innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians. It was developed mainly as a central location for making government data freely available in industry standard recognized formats. Lots of data found here from several different Canadian Government Departments as well as links to Provincial and Municipal open government geospatial sites.
http://open.canada.ca/en/open-data

Canada Lands

Canada Lands are defined as any lands belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada or of which the Government of Canada that are situated in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or in any National Park of Canada and any lands that are surrendered lands or a Reserve, as defined by the Indian Act. Therefore Canada Lands include the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; over 2600 Indian Reserves; Canada’s National and Historic Parks; and Canada’s offshore area. The Surveyor General Branch of Natural Resources Canada provides public access to a variety of cadastral and topographic related data sets including orthophotos and much more.

To download Canada Lands data separated by Province / Territory see  ftp://ftp.nrcan.gc.ca/ess/sgb_pub/sgb_datasets/

Atlas of Canada

Canadian Open Data / Canadian GIS Data - Canadian Northern MapThe Atlas of Canada has been around for more then 100 years but has changed significantly since its early days (http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/history.html). The majority of content on this site consist of pre-made geographic map products at a national level that you can order or download for free & print on your own. Note: The website is changing again, to match the way maps are retrieved and displayed to comply with the Government of Canada’s web content accessibility guidelines.
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca

CanMatrix Topographic Maps

Print Ready Topographic Maps, these maps are no longer updated however contain over 42,000 NTS maps covering all regions of Canada, and are still widely used by people all across the country http://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/canmatrix2/Canadian Open Data / Canadian GIS Data - 3D image of Parliament Hill Ottawa

UTM zones & rows map – With this world map you can easily find out what UTM zone you are working from.

Geospatial Data Extractor Tool

The purpose of this mapping application is to help provide tailored geospatial datasets based on your coverage needs

https://maps.canada.ca/czs/index-en.html

Environment

There are various environmental data collections in many disciplines including wildlife, biodiversity, water, air, soil, climate, pollution, environmental prediction and environmental technologies.

Water and Environmental Hub (WEHUB) – A project with a cloud based open data platform to help make it easier for individuals and organizations to find, access, and share water and environmental data. http://waterandenvironmentalhub.ca/

Statistics Canada A large variety of census data is available for free from Statistics Canada http://www.statcan.gc.ca/

This has become a Crowd Sourced page thanks to all the generous people in the geospatial community who continue to update us with new resources and report ones that have moved or no longer exist.

If you know of any great free data sources that we have not included, or know of any issues on this page, then we encourage you to let us know!


Provincial and Regional Canadian Data

Alberta Data

The Alberta Geospatial Centre maintains Alberta’s Geospatial Data Authority. Geodiscover Alberta provide quality, authoritative mapping data to citizens that falls under the Open Data Licence to the Alberta Government Open Data Site and provides official data to the AltaLIS group for distribution (fee based). https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/

Alberta Open Data Portal – The portal makes data that the Government of Alberta collects on behalf of citizens publicly available https://open.alberta.ca/opendata

AltaLIS Alberta data available through a partnership with the Alberta Government and Spatial Data Warehouse, it has been the main supplier of Alberta Base Mapping Data to the private sector since 1998. AltaLIS offers digital mapping products categorized into three main groups: Property, Base, and Terrain. Note: Most data at this site is not free but they do offer updated imagery products for almost 40% of the province.
http://www.altalis.com/altalis.html

Canadian Open Data / Canadian GIS Data - Open Data Areas Alberta (ODAA) Open Data Areas Alberta (ODAA) – ODAA is a new undertaking being spearheaded by Alberta Data Partnerships to put extensive data in the hands of those who can use it. Datasets from six key rural areas across Alberta is available for no cost – download data from Beaver Hills, Fort McMurray, Fox Creek, RMH Sylvan, Taber and Utikuma Lake http://opendataareas.ca/data/

Alberta Geological Survey AGS has a large selection of maps and data for different areas of Alberta showing surficial and bedrock geology, drift thickness, groundwater/hydrogeology, and mineral resources. The AGS Open Data catalog features a subset of GIS data related to geology of the province of Alberta and published by the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS http://geology.ags-aer.opendata.arcgis.com/

Alberta Historical Orthophotosgeoreferenced orthophoto maps consisting of aerial photography mainly from 1949 to 1951 with coverage for the whole province

Historical Alberta Resource Atlashttps://www.alberta.ca/historical-alberta-resource-atlas-series-maps.aspx

Alberta Natural Resource geospatial data & maps – https://www.alberta.ca/natural-resource-geo-spatial-data-maps.aspx

Airdie, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/2939

Town of Banff, Alberta

http://BanffMaps.ca

http://www.BanffOpenData.ca

Region of Beaver Hills, Alberta – http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=beaver-hills

Town of Black Diamond, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3633

Calgary, Alberta –

City of Calgary Open Data Catalogue – https://data.calgary.ca

Calgary Region Open Data http://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca (provides free and open access to 100+ data sets)

City of Airdrie Datahttps://opener.dobt.co/calgary-regional-partnership/browse/2939

Town of Canmore, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3539

City of Chestermere, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/4856

Cochrane, Alberta – http://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/2843

Edmonton, Alberta

https://data.edmonton.ca

Capital Region Open Data http://crb.capitalregion.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets

Fort McMurray Prairie, Alberta – http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=fort-mcmurray

Region of Fox Creek, Alberta – – http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=fox-creek

City of Grande Prairie, Alberta

https://data.cityofgp.com

http://data.cogp.opendata.arcgis.com/

http://www.countygp.ab.ca/EN/main/community/maps-gis/open-data/data.html (includes LiDAR data)

County of Grande Prairie, Alberta http://www.countygp.ab.ca/EN/main/community/maps-gis/open-data/data.html

Town of High River, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/6849

Town of Irricana, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3653

Lethbridge, Alberta – http://opendata.lethbridge.ca

Medicine Hat, Alberta – http://data.medicinehat.ca

Town of Nanton, Alberta – http://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3879

Town of Okotoks, Alberta – http://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3776

Red Deer, Alberta – http://data.reddeer.ca

Townsite of Redwood Meadows, Alberta – http://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/6806

Region of Rocky Mountain House Sylvan, Alberta – http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=rmh-sylvan

Town of Strathmore, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/7147

Southwestern Alberta (ORRSC planning region) http://www.orrsc.com/members-page

St. Albert, Alberta http://data.stalbert.ca/

Strathcona County, Albertahttps://data.strathcona.ca

Taber, Alberta – http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=taber

Town of Turner Valley, Albertahttp://www.calgaryregionopendata.ca/browse/3635

Region of Utikuma Lake, Alberta http://opendataareas.ca/data/?sfid=113&_sft_product-region=utikuma-lake


British Columbia Data

DataBC – Data BC was one of the first provincial open data sites in Canada http://www.data.gov.bc.ca & http://developer.gov.bc.ca/ – Should be your first stop when searching for British Columbia geospatial data (not all free)

BC Economic Atlas is designed to support investment opportunity identification, business case analysis and decision-making in British Columbia. BCEA provides free, user-friendly, public access to spatial data related to economic development, demographics and natural resources. In addition, custom tools enable interactive search and reporting on First Nations consultation contacts, Major Projects Inventory and Preliminary Opportunities and Constraints. (www.gov.bc.ca/economicatlas)

BC Transit contains a variety of associated geographical info for the communities: Campbell River, Central Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Comox Valley, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Squamish, Victoria & Whistler https://bctransit.com/*/footer/open-data

Open Data Society of BC – a large mix of British Columbia data sets all together in one place https://www.opendatabc.ca/dataset

Community Mapping Network (CMN) – sharing a wealth of natural resource information and maps of various communities in British Columbia, CMN integrates data from many sources and makes it accessible through a user friendly mapping system http://www.cmnbc.ca/

British Columbia Marine Conservation Analysis – download ecological and human use maps and data for the Canadian Pacific https://bcmca.ca/maps-data/browse-or-search/

Capital Regional District, British Columbia https://www.crd.bc.ca/about/data

Chilliwack, British Columbia http://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=2329

Cowichan Valley Regional District, British Columbia – 

http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/2024/Geospatial-Data (data includes orthophotos & contours have been derived from LiDAR data)

http://data.northcowichan.ca

Kamloops, British Columbia http://www.kamloops.ca/downloads/maps/launch.htm

Kelowna, British Columbia

City of Kelowna http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/Page3936.aspx

District of West Kelowna http://www.districtofwestkelowna.ca/471/Open-Data

Westbank First Nation http://wfn.rdco.opendata.arcgis.com/

District of Lake Country, British Columbia – http://dlc.rdco.opendata.arcgis.com

Langley, British Columbia – https://data.tol.ca/

Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia – http://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/mapping-gis/data-files-for-download.aspx

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia – http://www.rdos.bc.ca/departments/information-services/open-data-downloads/

Regional District of North Okanagan, British Columbia – http://www.rdno.ca/index.php/maps/digital-data

Nanaimo, British Columbia – http://data.nanaimo.ca

Nelsonhttp://data.nelsoncity.opendata.arcgis.com/

City of New Westminster, British Columbia – http://opendata.newwestcity.ca/

North Vancouver, British Columbia – http://www.geoweb.dnv.org/data/

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbiahttp://www.rdos.bc.ca/departments/information-services/open-data-downloads

District of Peachland, British Columbia – http://peachland.rdco.opendata.arcgis.com/

Prince George, British Columbia –

Prince George Open Data: https://data-cityofpg.opendata.arcgis.com/

Prince George Online Mapping Tool: https://pgmappub.princegeorge.ca/Html5Viewer/?viewer=PGMapMobile

Town of Qualicum Beach, British Columbiahttps://www.opendatabc.ca/organization/qualicum-beach

Richmond, British Columbia – http://www.richmond.ca/gis.htm (interactive web map and pre-made maps)

Saanich, British Columbia http://www.saanich.ca/EN/main/local-government/data-catalogue-1.html

Surrey, British Columbia http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/658.aspx

Vancouver, British Columbia

City Open Data http://vancouver.ca/your-government/open-data-catalogue.aspx

Metro Vancouver http://www.metrovancouver.org/data/Pages/default.aspx

Vancouver Open Data Wiki – https://www.socialtext.net/vandata/index.cgi

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Islands Trust (pre made maps) http://mapfiles.islandstrust.bc.ca/entire-region-maps/

Islands Trust (data sets) http://mapfiles.islandstrust.bc.ca/DATA/IT/

Vernon, British Columbiahttps://www.vernon.ca/government-services/maps-gis/open-data-catalogue

Victoria, British Columbia – http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/city/open-data-catalogue.html

City of White Rock, British Columbia http://data.whiterockcity.ca


Manitoba Data

Manitoba Land Initiative – Great source for geo-spatial information from the Government of Manitoba, intended for both the GIS expert and the decision maker allowing on-line access to the MLI corporate land data warehouse. Note: Users need to be registered but it is free to register http://mli2.gov.mb.ca/

http://mli2.gov.mb.ca/mli_data/index.html

Manitoba Geoscience – Maps at various scales portraying the geology, geophysics, geochronology and mineral occurrences for Manitoba (also includes downloadable geophysical datasets) https://www.manitoba.ca/iem/geo/gis/index.html

Manitoba Assessment Online provides both the public and subscribers access to property assessment information. https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=2c09ffc330684c7a9a7ff1065ee6859b

Ortho Photographyhttp://mli2.gov.mb.ca/ortho/index_sid_south_imagemap.html

Brandon, Manitoba – http://opengov.brandon.ca/OpenDataService/opendata.html

Winnipeg, Manitoba – City of Winnipeg maps, aerial photos and data https://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/maps/ and the Winnipeg Open Data Portal https://data.winnipeg.ca/

The Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network (LWBIN) Data Hub http://130.179.67.140/dataset The Lake Winnipeg Basin geography spans across four Canadian Provinces and four American States. The LWBIN was originally developed by Environment Canada as part of Canada’s Action Plan on clean water. It currently lists over 50 data sets.


New Brunswick Data

Canadian Open Data / Canadian GIS Data - New Brunswick top data

GeoNB by Service New Brunswick provides Geographic Data & Maps for the province of New Brunswick including topographic layers, property data, orthophotomaps and much more.

http://www.snb.ca/geonb1/e/DC/catalogue-E.asp – GeoNB – Map-Viewer–free

New Brunswick Open Data Portalhttps://gnb.socrata.com/en

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission – http://www.mphec.ca/research/maritimeuniversitystatistics/opendatadownloads.aspx

Fredericton, New Brunswick http://www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/DataMain.asp

City of Miramichi, New Brunswickhttp://data.gis-sigmiramichi.opendata.arcgis.com/

Moncton, New Brunswickhttp://www.moncton.ca/Government/Terms_of_use/Open_Data_Purpose/Data_Catalogue.htm

Saint John, New Brunswick – (includes air photos & historic maps) http://www.saintjohn.ca/en/home/cityhall/financeadmin/informationtechnology/opendata_catalogue/default.aspx

New Brunswick Wind Atlas


Newfoundland and Labrador Data

Finding geospatial data for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador can always be challenging, they have a wealth of data but it is not always easy to find.

Open Data Newfoundland and Labrador – The Newfoundland Open Data Portal opened in 2016 and has close to 100 data sets listed (most are not geospatial) http://opendata.gov.nl.ca

The Newfoundland and Labrador Government offers a variety of prepared maps on this page http://www.stats.gov.nl.ca/Maps/

Fisheries and Land Resources provide various data sets https://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/natural_areas/gis_data.html

Municipal Affairs and Environment provides a range of data including water quality, flood risk and more – https://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/waterres/gis/

Natural Resources provides a variety of data and maps (mostly geology related) https://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/energy/petroleum/onshore/onshore_maps.html

Newfoundland and Labrador Community Accounts Map Centre provides a good collection of data and pre-made maps https://nl.communityaccounts.ca/maps.asp

Community Infrastructure Mapping System – A community information shared online mapping program served via google maps
http://nlcims.ca/CIMS.aspx

City of Mount Pearl – Maps, data, and an online mapping application with property fabric and aerial imagery https://www.mountpearl.ca/government/city-map/

St. John’s Map Viewer – an online mapping application with various geospatial data layers and aerial imagery https://map.stjohns.ca/mapcentre/

Newfoundland and Labrador Population Change Map


Nova Scotia Data

Nova Scotia Open Data Portalhttps://data.novascotia.ca

The Province of Nova Scotia’s Open Data Portal is powered by the Socrata Open Data & Citizen Engagement Cloud application.  This online application provides the geospatial community access to a wealth of data from a variety of different Government Departments, all accessible from one central location. It contains over 500 different data sets listed across the Province’s various departments including some LIDAR data.click here for more details on Nova Scotia open data

GeoNOVA is the Province of Nova Scotia’s gateway to geographic information, it includes some free maps but mostly licensed data sets (property data), aerial imagery and orthophotos (fee based) http://gov.ns.ca/geonova/home/

Nova Scotia Elevation Data Explorer – download free LiDAR point data and raster DEMs (coverage includes more then half the Province, and increases more each year) https://nsgi.novascotia.ca/datalocator/elevation/

The Nova Scotia Civic Viewer is an application that combines the Province’s civic and property data-

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia contains hundreds of digitized historical maps of Nova Scotia https://novascotia.ca/archives/maps/

Historic Nova Scotia from Above – The Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection, 1931 http://novascotia.ca/archives/mccully/

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission – http://www.mphec.ca/research/maritimeuniversitystatistics/opendatadownloads.aspx

Central Nova Scotia – Ortho Imagery & data for Central Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Museum database for marine organisms, including birds, mammals, and fishes http://ipt.iobis.org/obiscanada/resource?r=nsm

NS Lands and Forestry Downloadable GIS Data – https://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/download/gis-data-maps.asp & https://novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/gis/downloads.asp

Nova Scotia Geospatial DataNova Scotia Open data and other Free Geospatial Data sets

If you are looking to download Nova Scotia Geospatial Data then we recommend that you check out this more detailed page that we prepared for a Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) Open Data Workshop.

Municipality of the County of Annapolis https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Municipality+of+the+County+of+Annapolis

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) https://www.thedatazone.ca/browse?Municipal-Information_Municipality-Name=Cape+Breton+Regional+Municipality+%28CBRM%29

Cumberland County https://data-cumberlandns.opendata.arcgis.com/

Municipality  of East Hants open data portal  http://data.easthants.opendata.arcgis.com & online maps https://www.easthants.ca/content/interactive-east-hants

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Open data Portal provides geospatial data related to Civic Addresses, Buildings, Streets, Trails, Parks, Recreation and much more for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Cole Harbour, Sackville and surrounding areas https://www.halifaxopendata.ca/

Pictou County, Nova Scotiahttps://pictoucounty.net/category/maps


Northwest Territories Data

NWT Centre for Geomatics http://geomatics.gov.nt.ca
http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/_live/pages/wpPages/maps.aspx

Northwest Territories Geological Survey – http://www.nwtgeoscience.ca/our-data-and-searching-tools

ATLAS (The Administration of the Territorial Land Acts System) http://gis.maca.gov.nt.ca/Website/index.asp

Yellowknife, NWT – https://www.yellowknife.ca/en/discovering-yellowknife/Open-Data.asp


Nunavut Data

Nunavut Geoscience – http://nunavutgeoscience.ca/mirage/index_e.php (no much data but there are pre made maps)

Nunavut Minerals database (NUMIN) http://nunavutgeoscience.ca/numin_e.html


Ontario Data

The Province of Ontario has been providing access to public data since back in the late eighties, but officially launched their open data portal in 2012. It has an extensive data catalogue, with over 2,600 records. It contains a mix of Data that is either open, restricted, under review or in the process of being made open, depending on the sensitivity of the information.

Province of Ontario open data portal

    http://www.ontario.ca/government/government-ontario-open-data

Ontario Data catalogue https://www.ontario.ca/search/data-catalogue?sort=asc
Ontario Topographic Data: https://canadiangis.com/how-to-get-ontario-topographic-data-for-your-gis.php

Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) application –  http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm

LIO (Land Information Ontario) https://www.ontario.ca/page/land-information-ontario

Ministry of Natural Resources The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has a web map application that you can use to make a topographic map of any area of Ontario that interests you. https://www.ontario.ca/page/topographic-maps

Ontario GeoHub – Ontario’s authoritative geospatial data  https://geohub.lio.gov.on.ca/

GLIN (Great Lakes Information Network) http://gis.glin.net/

Ontario Basic Mapping (OBM) site by the Geography Network http://www.geographynetwork.ca/website/obm/viewer.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se7SIpM3U9A

Geology Ontario http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/geologyontario

CLAIMaps – An interactive mapping tool that provides information on mining claims in Ontario, provides the ability to download map images as well as data in SHP format http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/claimaps

Burlington, Ontario – https://navburl-burlington.opendata.arcgis.com

Brampton, Ontariohttp://open.brampton.ca/

Cambridge, Ontario – Grand River Conservation Authority https://data.grandriver.ca/downloads.html

Chatham-Kent, Ontariohttp://chathamkentopendata.chatham-kent.opendata.arcgis.com/

Durham Region, Ontario –  http://opendata.durham.ca/

Grand River Information Network (GRIN) – data for the Grand River watershed http://grims.grandriver.ca/imf/imf.jsp?site=grca_datadis&ddsid=52244c
http://www.grandriver.ca/index/document.cfm?Sec=63&Sub1=16&sub2=0

Grey County, Ontariohttp://opendata.grey.ca

Guelph, Ontario – http://open.guelph.ca/open-data-guelph

Haldimand County, Ontariohttp://opendata.haldimandcounty.on.ca

Halton, Ontario – http://openhalton.ca

Hamilton, Ontario – https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/open-accessible-data

Huron County, Ontariohttps://data-huron.opendata.arcgis.com/

Kingston, Ontariohttps://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/data-catalogue

City of Kitchener, Ontario – https://open-kitchenergis.opendata.arcgis.com/

London, Ontario – http://www.london.ca/city-hall/open-data/Pages/default.aspx

Town of Milton, Ontariohttp://icreateopendata.public.esolutionsgroup.ca


Prince Edward Island Data

PEI Open Data Portal – the Government of Prince Edward Island opened their open data portal in 2018 with almost 200 data sets listed. Here you will find a wide range of data including roads, property, civic and many other geospatial data sets https://data.princeedwardisland.ca/

PEI GIS Data Cataloghttp://www.gov.pe.ca/gis/

PEI Aerial Imagery – http://www.gov.pe.ca/maps/index.php3  You can download orthophotos and air photos available for the whole Province including many historic sets as well

Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission provides aggregated data sets of enrollment and other credentials granted data by Maritime Universities http://www.mphec.ca/research/maritimeuniversitystatistics/opendatadownloads.aspx

Canadian Open Data / Canadian GIS Data - PEI online map aerial photo index map


Québec Data

The Québec government, along with many of the municipalities of like Laval, Quebec City and Sherbrooke (all had their own open data portals) joined forces in 2016 to create the Québec open data portal. Many other municipalities then followed, and now the site contains almost a thousand different data sets.

Therefore https://www.donneesquebec.ca  should always be the best starting point when looking for data for places in the Province of Quebec.

Government of Québec Open Datahttps://www.donneesquebec.ca


Quebec Ministère de l’Énergie http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/english/home.jsp

Blainville, Quebechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-blainville

Gatineau, Quebec – http://www.gatineau.ca/donneesouvertes/donnees_ouvertes_fr.aspx & http://gatineauouverte.org
Laval, Quebechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-laval

Longueuil, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-longueuil

Montréal, Québec http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.cahttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-montreal

Québec Ouvert http://www.quebecouvert.org  – A community group that promotes open data initiatives to help ensure that data can evolve in a sustainable way towards a future that is open and transparent. Contains lots of great information and resources, especially  when you are looking for some of those harder to find data sets …

Le gouvernement du Québec, ainsi que les municipalités de Laval, Québec et Sherbrooke ont uni leurs forces pour créer le portail de données ouvertes du Québec. De nombreuses autres municipalités suivie et, maintenant, le site contient près d’un millier de différents ensembles de données.

Par conséquent https://www.donneesquebec.ca devrait toujours être le meilleur point de départ lors de la recherche de données pour les endroits dans la province de Québec.

Les données ouvertes du gouvernement du Québechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca


Québec City, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-quebec

Repentigny, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-repentigny

Rimouski, Québechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?q=Ville+de+Rimouski

Rouyn-Noranda, Québechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-rouyn-noranda

Shawinigan, Québechttps://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?q=Shawinigan
Sherbrooke, Québec – https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?q=Sherbrooke


Saskatchewan Data

Although Saskatchewan does not yet have an official open data portal or website like the other Provinces do, they do provide plenty of geospatial data and maps resources available from a variety places if you know where to look.

The Province does maintain a page with various information on access to Geographic Information, that contains  links to online maps, related to administrative boundaries, bathymetry, geology, transportation and others.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-data

Find geographic information and manage spatial data related to issues of importance to residents of Saskatchewan (both free & fee based) https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/notarize-documents-publications-saskatchewan-maps-and-other-publications/maps

The Saskatchewan data dashboard (although not geospatial) provides easy access to the most up-to-date economic data including: Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, Capital Investment, Employment and Population.

The site OpenDataSK‏, a blog with open data resources for Saskatchewan was started in 2017 and does contain various sources of data related to Saskatchewan, but unfortunately most of them are now dead links or the sites sourced no longer exist (such as GeoBase).

(data) MapCruzin offers a variety of ArcGIS shapefiles are derived from OpenStreetMap, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Data they provide includes roads, boundaries, places, water bodies, points of interest and more https://mapcruzin.com/free-canada-saskatchewan-arcgis-maps-shapefiles.htm

Sask Interactive Mapping (mapping application) https://gisappl.saskatchewan.ca/Html5Ext/index.html?viewer=saskinteractive

Saskatchewan Upgraded Road Network (data) – contains all components of the National Road Network (NRN) in Saskatchewan along with railway crossings and private entrances in rural area https://www.isc.ca/MapsandPhotos/GISData/Pages/SaskatchewanUpgradedRoadNetwork%28SURN%29.aspx

Soil Survey Compilations (data)- Seamless coverage for the agricultural areas of Saskatchewan at 1:100,000 scale http://sis.agr.gc.ca/cansis/nsdb/dss/v3/index.html

SAMA View (mapping application) – search for property assessment information http://samaview.sama.sk.ca/sama/Map.aspx

Saskatchewan Geological Survey (data and maps) – They have various maps and data on the economic and general geology of Saskatchewan https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/mineral-exploration-and-mining/saskatchewan-geological-survey

Regina, Saskatchewan (data and maps)http://open.regina.ca

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (data and maps) – http://opendata-saskatoon.cloudapp.net

City of Saskatoon iMap (mapping application) – contains various layers including zoning, schools, aerial photos, traffic and more http://rpbackapps2.saskatoon.ca/lapp/Geocortex/Essentials/GeocortexAnon/COSSV/Viewer.html?Viewer=iMap_GeneralVW

Note: Some other sources, although not free include … the Information Services Corporation provides Saskatchewan related cadastral data, administrative boundaries, custom mapping, satellite imagery and aerial photography http://www.isc.ca/MapsandPhotos/GISData/Pages/default.aspx

If you are looking for imagery then you may also want to contact he Saskatchewan Geospatial Imagery Collaborative (SGIC), a partnership of organizations sharing knowledge and costs relating to acquisition and use of satellite and aerial imagery for mutual and public benefit. SGIC provides free public viewing access to its basic imagery sets through a Public Web Mapping Client and an OGC-Standard Web Map Service (WMS and WMTS). https://www.flysask2.ca/


Yukon Data

GeoYukon – users can search, display and download the government’s authoritative and most recent spatial data.View, query and download the spatial data and its related metadata.  http://mapservices.gov.yk.ca/GeoYukon/ You can use the map viewer with download options or download geospatial data directly with this link ftp://ftp.geomaticsyukon.ca/GeoYukon

Whitehorse, Yukon (Open Data Portal) – http://data.whitehorse.ca

[Note: This is a dynamic page that changes all the time (as we add & remove links) and was originally published to CanadianGIS.com  December, 2010]


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24 replies
  1. Corey Hickey says:

    I am impressed with all the Geomatics information posted here, my friend. The color of the layout is also cool and effortless on the eyes. Would love more sites like this from others.

  2. H Earl says:

    I agree that GeoBC should be on the list as well. Keep on updating this blog by the way.
    I really enjoy what I am seeing so far.

  3. Amanda says:

    Thanks so much for this compilation of data sources! As a researcher in the US doing large scale mapping and modeling that crosses political borders, I’m often searching for Canadian data and am unfamiliar with the many resources out there.

  4. Andrea says:

    Does anyone know of GIS data that includes the coordinates of Canadian border crossings?
    Thanks in advance for the help.

  5. Chris says:

    Looking for GIS Data (Wells, Roads, Oil and Gas, etc etc) for the Northwest Territories. I was able to find what I needed for BC (OGCBC) and the Yukon (Geomatics Yukon) but nothing for the NWT. Any suggestions?

  6. Peter Willis says:

    What a fantastic resource!
    Through a link on this page I determined that the sink holes in my family’s yard in Mississauga are from buried apple orchard stumps from the 1950’s! Thanks aerial photo repository and thanks Ted for the links!

  7. insyzygy says:

    Hi,

    Great site.

    I am looking for latest data for Canadian road network with RANK attributed. The latest I can find is the 2011 dataset for Stats Canada. There is a 2014 dataset too but only Class is attributed, not Rank. I really don’t want to do a Spatial Join for a dataset that large…

    Thanks.

  8. tac says:

    This Canadian Hydrographic Service website has Canadian bathymetry at 500 metre resolution. This is available as numerous tiles in BAG format.

    There is also a highly-detailed high water polyline coastline.

    There is also some classified sea floor data based upon historic physical samples of the sea floor, of undetermined quality.

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