Download Names Data

Files of official geographical names for individual provinces and territories are available in Text, Shape, KML and GML formats from the table below.

These files contain names recognized by the Geographical Names Board of Canada. The records include the names of populated places and administrative areas, water features such as lakes, rivers and bays; and terrain features like mountains, capes and valleys.  The data are provided by provincial, territorial and federal naming authorities, and managed by the Geographical Names Board of Canada Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada.

Province/Territory Formats
Alberta CSV SHP KML GML
British Columbia CSV SHP KML GML
Manitoba CSV SHP KML GML
New Brunswick CSV SHP KML GML
Newfoundland and Labrador CSV SHP KML GML
Northwest Territories CSV SHP KML GML
Nova Scotia CSV SHP KML GML
Nunavut CSV SHP KML GML
Ontario CSV SHP KML GML
Prince Edward Island CSV SHP KML GML
Quebec CSV SHP KML GML
Saskatchewan CSV SHP KML GML
Yukon CSV SHP KML GML
Canada CSV SHP KML GML

For information regarding the data, please contact:

GNBC Secretariat
Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
Natural Resources Canada
nrcan.geonames-toponymes.rncan@canada.ca