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Satellite Receiving Stations

NRCan’s satellite station facilities are strategically located across Canada to ensure coverage of Canada’s landmass and waters. These stations track and receive data in real-time from satellites for scientific, mapping, weather, surveillance and other purposes.

About our satellite facilities

Find out how and why these are a powerful and cost effective tool to monitor our land, water and borders.

Gatineau Satellite Station

This station receives satellite imagery over the eastern part of Canada, the United States and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.

Inuvik Satellite Station Facility

Due to its unique position above the Arctic Circle, this station receives the most data out of NRCan’s satellite station facilities.

Prince Albert Satellite Station

The station acts as the central control hub for Natural Resources Canada’s three ground stations.

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