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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

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Downloading_data

and here is some info on converting it to shapefile.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shapefiles

  • Thank you your suggestion. I will definitely be looking into this. – Dano Jul 3 '14 at 14:32
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This is a pretty good website which allows you to download shapefiles with various aspects such as admin areas, roads, population densities etc.

http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata

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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 '14 at 0:45

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