Geographical Names of Canada

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Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) helps to find the location of a place in Canada.


  • Site provides the following searches.
    • Name of a place
      • Query by the name of a city, town, lake or other geographical feature.
    • Coordinates
      • Query by CGNDB Coordinates
    • Unique code
      • Query by CGNDB Unique Identifier
  • The results list shows:
    • Name
    • Province or territory
    • Feature type
    • Location
    • NTS (National Topographic System) map
    • Details
    • Map

Internet Address

or a Google search for Geographical Names Canada.

Using the site

1. On the left, under the heading GeoNames Query, click on one of the following:

  • Name
  • Coordinates
  • Unique Code

2. Follow the instructions give on the screen.




  • Read the instructions before beginning a search.