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 and is part of the Provincial Resource Access Map Series. It is comprised of 764 maps that are individually named using the National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet identifier.

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

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.

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:

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

Map Sheet Identifier

The following content is now available from the GeoDiscover Alberta Portal on the PDF Maps tab use keywords or map scale to filter the products available.

NTS Block Series Maps

  • 72 E, L and M
  • 73 D, E, L and M
  • 74 E, E, L and M
  • 82 G-J and N-P
  • 83 A-P
  • 84 A-P