This historical map series consists of hydrographic survey – bathymetric printed monochrome maps of select lakes and reservoirs within Alberta.

These maps display the contour depths in a lake or reservoir at the time of capture in a printed wall map format suitable for display purposes. Contours shown are a representation of the lake bottom and their actual location is neither guaranteed nor implied. These maps are not intended for navigational purposes. Information as depicted is subject to change and the Government of Alberta assumes no responsibility for discrepancies at time of use.

This historical map series in PDF format is available as a fee free download 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)
  • major hydrographic features
  • bathymetry

Of note, GIS versions of some of this map series are also available from the Alberta Energy Regulator – Alberta Geological Survey – Alberta Lake Bathymetry Data under the Open Government Licence – Alberta.

The Bathymetry maps are now available from the GeoDiscover Alberta Portal on the PDF Maps tab use keywords or map scale to filter the products available.

  • Historical Hydrographic Survey- Bathymetric Maps
  • Prairies Area Bathymetry Maps (southeast Alberta)

In addition to the primary provincial base map, this series includes various themes that overlay the primary base map.

Map Series Updates and Samples

This series is not updated and contains a range of publication dates. Refer to the 'time period of content' in the *.xml FGDC metadata record provided with the map product download for currency of each map product.

View a sample Historical Hydrographic Survey – Bathymetric map sheet:

View a listing of lakes and reservoirs included in the collection: