I'm very familiar with the Ontario Base Mapping Data, and am looking for similar data for other Canadian Provinces. Perhaps we can start a list of resources here? I'm looking for something at a larger scale than the standard NTS data.
- Manitoba Land Initiative
- Service New Brunswick
- Information Services Corporation (Saskatchewan)
- GeoNova (Nova Scotia)
- Alberta Geological Survey
- AltaLIS (Alberta)
- GeoBC (British Columbia)
Edit: Updated links
For British Columbia we get 98% of our data from
This data is very current data - see
[Members get access to more datasets]
Other posts mention the other sources we use.
Though do not forget- Open Street Map has very good quality data for Canadian Cities (rural areas less so.) - Based on GeoBase and GeoGratis data.
BC released over 2400 "datasets" with several in GIS format at www.data.gov.bc.ca
The TRIM I & II (Terrain Resource Inventory Management) database, though not free is being fragmented where subsets can be found in other 'open data' products such as hydrology now in the Fresh Water Atlas (FWA) and I've even seen contours in CanVec in remote areas of Northern BC.
I have some of the one's already posted on here in my favorites. I'll try adding a few and hopefully I can fill in some holes that were missed. Sorry if I post anything that's already been covered:
ESRI Geography Network - Not the greatest
Lastly, there's a cluster of links posted on the Laurentian University site that some of you may find to be of use