Does anyone know of a public CanTopo WMS / WMTS available anywhere? I'm assuming CanTopo is more modern / up-to-date than Toporama?

Alternatively, what would be your suggestions for the most pain free and cheapest version to host such a service myself?

The data seems to be freely available here: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/topographic-information/data/11042

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    Officially it is not available but it is in development "A new national scale Web Map Service (WMS) is being developed and is not currently available." atlas.gc.ca/site/english/dataservices/webmapservice.html
    – Mapperz
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 2:29
  • @Mapperz - Thanks for that. Seems the info was last edited 2012-08-30 so I guess I shouldn't hold my breath! :P
    – Gavin
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 4:40
  • @Gavin, were you able to get anywhere with this? I've been looking around for a good quality BC topographic WMTS to add as a source in my GPS app.
    – bernk
    Commented Feb 22, 2017 at 22:19

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unofficial there is a web map that is using the CanVec tiles to create a seamless map of Canada

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copy and paste the link below.


I thought scruss' answer was correct but those links are dead.

The gov't of Canada website is super confusing but I managed to figure out that the Canvec data is what you're looking for, and they offer a WMS service:

I'll edit scruss' answer to point to the new toporama links.


WMS - Toporama is working again. URL are:

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