Data with Canada-wide coverage

In this section you will find links to data with Canada-wide coverage.

Canadian Hydrographic Service

From their web site, you will be able to order nautical charts (paper, vector and raster formats), publications (tide tables, etc.), find information on where and how to buy paper charts, and order bathymetric data. This is a good starting point (and maybe your ending point) for ordering on-line digital charts and bathymetric data for coastal areas in BC. Have your credit card ready!

National Topographic Data Base (Geomatics Canada )

The National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) is a digital data base developed by Geomatics Canada.


Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada, GeoConnections is tasked with developing the Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure (CGDI), which will coordinate Canada’s numerous databases of geographic information and make them accessible through a common window on the Internet.


GeoGratis is a portal provided by the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which provides geospatial data at no cost via your Web browser.