2016 Census - Boundary files

There are two types of boundary files: cartographic and digital. Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

A reference guide is included.

Boundary files options

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Boundary files

Boundary files
Geographic area or water feature Cartographic Boundary File Digital Boundary File Water File

... not applicable

Provinces/territories ...
Federal electoral districts
(2013 Representation Order)
...
Economic regions ...
Census divisions ...
Aggregate dissemination areas ...
Census agricultural regions ...
Census consolidated subdivisions ...
Census subdivisions ...
Census metropolitan areas and
census agglomerations
...
Census tracts ...
Dissemination areas ...
Dissemination blocks ...
Designated places ...
Population centres ...
Population ecumene ... ...
Lakes and rivers (polygons) ... ...
Rivers (lines) ... ...
Coastal waters (polygons) ... ...

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Please note that the appropriate software must be installed on your device in order to access these files. You can download the software or convert these files to other formats that could be read by other software. These file formats may not be accessible by some devices.

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