Known Free Canadian Geospatial Data

This list just covers some of the bigger gaps in the big clearinghouses such as Geogratis and GeoCommunities and is not meant to be comprehensive. We have neither the time nor the resources to maintain an inclusive link farm. For anybody who might like to take on such a task, the Open Directory Project is dedicated to this type of activity and is always ready to accept new volunteers (please let us know if you do decide to do this).

Do you have something to add to the list? Let us know!

Do you have extra bandwidth and lots of disk space? We need to find someone who is willing to host free data from the "little people", e.g.. those who aren't governments.


the primary national free data repository operated by the Government of Canada 1:250,000 and 50,000 scale base data in GIFs, by NTS number, National Topographic Information Center
  National Atlas of Canada GeoCommunity free GIS data depot


British Columbia Hillshade images, map grids, administrative boundaries, ecosystems, watershed atlas (50k & 20k) & related coverages, and parks Community Mapping Network (CMN)

Yukon First point of contact for Yukon data, esp. Satellite imagery 90m Digital Elevation Models, First Nation Traditional Territories, Parks & Protected Areas, etc., Yukon Department of Environment

Open Minfiles, Geology Branch Yukon Virtual Terrain Project, world files for toporama GIFs, old 180m Yukon DEM.