I can't seem to get this layer to show up in QGIS. Is anyone else able to load this WMS layer from the BCgov catalogue? Maybe I'm missing something obvious, I'm just following the process I usually do for WMS.

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Source: https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/bec-map/resource/3ec24cb4-f78d-48a9-87e7-516763f00cc8

WMS URL: https://openmaps.gov.bc.ca/geo/pub/WHSE_FOREST_VEGETATION.BEC_BIOGEOCLIMATIC_POLY/ows?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities

  • The important information is in the GetCapabilities response <MaxScaleDenominator>250000.0</MaxScaleDenominator>
    – nmtoken
    Oct 27, 2022 at 10:26

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The WMS URL works well. After adding the WMS URL, click the Connect button and see the available information list.

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Then, add the layer you want, however, you need to zoom in to some certain level to see the data:

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  • That was it thank you! I feel a bit silly I just needed to zoom in to the render scale, its just not a scale I was expecting for this layer. Oct 24, 2022 at 16:56

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