Providers of Canadian Geographical Names Data

Contacts for GNBC data providers (federal, provincial, and territorial) as of June 2011.

Provincial/Territorial Data Providers


Alberta's Geographical Names Program

Historic Resources Management Branch
Alberta Culture
8820-112th Street, NW
Edmonton  AB  T6G 2P8
Phone:  780-431-2334
Fax:  780-427-5598

British Columbia

BC Geographical Names

BC Geographical Names Office (GeoBC )
Ministry of Natural Resource Operations
PO Box 9375 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9M2


Manitoba Geographical Names Program

Manitoba Geographical Names Program
Manitoba Conservation
Box 25, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg  MB  R3J 3W3
Phone: 204-945-1798
Fax: 204-945-4232

New Brunswick

NB Geographical Names Program

Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport
Place 2000
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton  NB  E3B 5H1
Fax: 506-453-2416

Newfoundland and Labrador

NL Geographical Names Program

Department of Environment and Conservation
Howley Building, Higgins Line
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s  NL  A1B 4J6
Fax: (709) 729-0690

Northwest Territories

NWT Geographic Names - Cultural Places Program

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
NWT Cultural Places Program
Government of the N.W.T.
Yellowknife  NT  X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0205

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Geographical Names

Geographic Information Services
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Information Management Services
9th Floor South Maritime Centre
1505 Barrington Street
P.O. Box 2521
Halifax  NS  B3J 3N5
Fax: (902) 424-0650


Nunavut Geographical Names Program

Department of Culture, Language, Elder’s & Youth
Government of Nunavut
Tumivut Building, Second Floor
P.O. Box 310
Igloolik  NU  X0A 0L0
Phone: (867) 934-2047
Fax: (867) 934-2002


Land Information Ontario

Ministry of Natural Resources
300 Water Street, 2nd Floor, North Tower
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough  ON  K9J 8M5
Fax: 705-755-2149

Prince Edward Island

PEI PlaceFinder

Provincial Treasury
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown  PE  C1A 7N8
Fax: (902) 368-6584


Banque de noms de lieux du Québec

Commission de toponymie du Québec
750, boul. Charest Est, Ground Floor,
Québec  (Québec)  G1K 9M1
Phone: 418-643-2817
Fax: 418-644-9466


Saskatchewan Geographical Names Program

Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
Heritage Resources Branch
9th Floor, 1919 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina  SK  S4P 4H2
Phone: (306) 787-2817
Fax: (306) 787-3335


Yukon Geographical Names Program

Department of Tourism and Culture
Government of Yukon
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse  YT  Y1A 2C6
Fax: (867) 393-6456

Federal Data Providers

Canadian Hydrographic Service

Undersea Features

Canadian Hydrographic Service
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
615 Booth Street, 3rd Floor
Ottawa  ON  K1A 0E6
Fax: 613-996-9053

Geographical Names Board of Canada

Pan-Canadian names (P1 status)
Canadian Geographical Names

GNBC Secretariat
Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
Natural Resources Canada
560 Rochester Street, 1st floor
Ottawa ON  K1A 0E4
Fax: 613-759-6450

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Indian Reserves
First Nation Profiles

Lands Branch
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
10 Wellington St., Rm 17A
Gatineau  QC  K1A 0H4
Fax: 819-953-1885

National Defence

DND Sites
Infrastructure and Environment Issues Management (DIEIM)

National Defence Headquarters
9 Center Block North
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa  ON  K1A 0K2
Fax: 613-995-1031

Parks Canada

National Historic Sites of Canada
National Parks of Canada
National Marine Conservation Areas of Canada

National Historic Sites Directorate
Parks Canada
25 Eddy, 5th Floor
Jules-Léger Building
Gatineau  QC  K1A 0M5
Fax: 819-953-4909