I am aware that a similar question has been asked as Sites with recreational shapefiles for United States? but I am looking for comprehensive sources of recreational data (specifically for the province of Ontario, Canada).

Land Information Ontario has some data (I have everything they can provide), but I am looking for something covering more categories (and fairly current if possible).

I'm hoping to find golf courses, campgrounds, hiking/biking trails, kayaking/canoeing routes and other data of this nature.

Other categories are welcome if you have any suggestions.


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Many of these (3 of the 4) can be found in open street map. Here is some good information on obtaining the data


and here is some info on converting it to shapefile.


  • Thank you your suggestion. I will definitely be looking into this.
    – Dano
    Jul 3, 2014 at 14:32

This is a pretty good website which allows you to download shapefiles with various aspects such as admin areas, roads, population densities etc.


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    Hey. I followed the link you posted. I don't see any recreational categories. There o nly seems to be the standard things such as Lakes, rivers, roads, etc, etc.
    – Dano
    Aug 22, 2014 at 0:45

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