How to obtain a topographic map?
There are four possible methods to obtain a topographic map:
- Through a map dealer
- Through the GeoGratis web site
- Through a Regional Distribution Centre
- Through a Certified Map Printer
Please use our on-line search tools to determine which topographic map covers your area. Maps that you receive are up-to-date only to the year indicated on the map. Therefore, care must be taken when using topographic maps to prevent unnecessary accidents or other losses.
For aeronautical charts, please visit the NAV CANADA web site and click on the “Publications” tab.
For hydrographic (nautical) charts, please visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada web site and click on “Maps and Charts” in the sidebar.
You may obtain technical information about topographic maps by contacting Natural Resources Canada at:
Natural Resources Canada
Customer Support Group
2144 King Street west, Suite 010
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Telephone: 1-800-661-2638 (Canada and USA) or 1-819-564-4857
Fax: (819) 564-5698
The purchase of topographic maps can be made from any of over 900 map dealers across Canada, the United States and overseas. To find map dealers in your area, please consult the Yellow Pages under ‘MAPS’.
GeoGratis Web Site
High quality, print-ready copies of our topographic maps can be freely downloaded from the GeoGratis Web site. On the GeoGratis web site, in the "Geographic Location" section indicate the region of interest, in the "Subject keywords" section indicate "CanMatrix Print Ready" and click "Maps" option for the "Product Type".
Regional Distribution Centres
The Centre for Topographic Information also uses a network of Regional Distribution Centres for the distribution of topographic maps to map dealers.
Certified Map Printers
High-quality printed copies of topographic maps are available from local certified map printers for on-demand printing.