Canadian Geographical Names Database

Access the Canadian Geographical Names Database; learn about its content, and attributes. Find lists of pan-Canadian names and places with two offical names approved in English and French. Use an Application Programming Interface (API) to search and download geographical data.

Querying the Canadian Geographical Names Database
Search by name, coordinates, rectangular area, unique key or alphabetical list.

About the Canadian Geographical Names Database
Find out about the database content, the names attributes and the character sets.

Application Programming Interface (API)
Learn how to use an API to search geographical names data.

Geographical Names of pan-Canadian significance
Find out which geographical names have a pan-Canadian status.

Places with official names in English and French
Find out which places have two names approved in both English and French.

Download Geographical Names Data
Download files of official geographical names for individual provinces and territories available in Text, Shape, KML and GML formats.