Download Geographical Names Data

Files of official geographical names for individual provinces and territories, as well as for the offshore, are available in Text, Shape and KML 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, terrain features like mountains, capes and valleys; and undersea features such as seamounts and trenches. The data are provided by federal, provincial and territorial naming authorities, and managed by the Geographical Names Board of Canada Secretariat at Natural Resources Canada.

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

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

Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names
Undersea and Surface Maritime Features Formats
CSV SHP KML
 

For information regarding undersea features, please contact:

Advisory Committee on Undersea Feature Names
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
ACUFN-CCNESM@dfo-mpo.gc.ca