Provincial Resource Access Map Series – 1:50 000 Scale Maps


This series of cartographic quality 1:50 000 scale monochrome maps cover the provincial extent of Alberta comprised of 764 maps that are individually named using the National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet identifier.

The series is now available as a fee free download in Adobe PDF format under the Open Government Licence – Alberta.

These maps display:

  • Alberta Township System (ATS)
  • cutlines
  • facilities
  • hydrographic features
  • municipalities
  • pipelines
  • powerlines
  • railways
  • roads
  • select geo-administrative features (parks, reserves, etc.)

Map Coverage and How to View

At this scale 1.0 cm on the map represents 0.5 km on the ground. Each map covers an area of 0.50 degree longitude by 0.25 degree latitude. Generally these maps are printed on 66.04 x 91.44cm (26" x 36") paper size.

This product can be viewed on a computer, printed or be plotted in part or in whole. To maintain the original map scale when printing the entire product, it must be plotted on a plotter that can use paper that is a minimum width of 91.44cm (36").

Map Series Updates and Samples

This series is not updated on a regular basis and may contain a range of publication dates.

View a sample 1: 50 000 map sheet:

Map Sheet Download: Open Government

The map series is available as a fee free download under the Open Government Licence - Alberta.

To download 1:50 000 map sheets, click the desired 1:250 000 NTS block. All maps contained within a 1:250 000 block (generally up to 16 map sheets) will be included in the NTS Block download. Each map sheet is provided in Adobe PDF format within a downloadable WinZip file. Please note: each zipped map sheet package varies in size with 140mb's being an average size.

View the 1: 250 000 NTS map sheet index to determine the NTS block that contains the desired 1:50 000 map sheets:

PLEASE NOTE: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information.

Map Sheet Identifier

NTS Block 72 Series Maps

NTS Block 73 Series Maps

NTS Block 74 Series Maps

NTS Block 82 Series Maps

NTS Block 83 Series Maps

NTS Block 84 Series Maps