Download Canadian Open Data
Northwest Territories Data
British Columbia Data
New Brunswick Data
Nova Scotia Data
Newfoundland and Labrador Data
Prince Edward Island Data
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
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.
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 Orthophotos – georeferenced orthophoto maps consisting of aerial photography mainly from 1949 to 1951 with coverage for the whole province
Historical Alberta Resource Atlas – https://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
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/
Nova Scotia 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.