BC Soil Information Finder Tool

The Soil Information Finder Tool (SIFT) provides access to soil survey data, reports and maps.

Launch the BC Soil Information Finder Mapping Tool

SIFT map

Other Maps & Data

Download the B.C. Soils GIS Dataset (in file geodatabase or shapefile format)

Download Soil or Ag Capability KMZ files to use with Google Earth:

Soil KMZ Finder Index Map

Ag Capability KMZ Finder Index Map

  • Ensure you have Google Earth installed or download Google Earth Pro for Mac or PC
  • Select a KMZ Finder Index Map (above), open or save the map.
  • Click on the mapsheet grid of interest on the Index Map. 
  • When prompted, either open with Google Earth or save.   

Find Scanned Soil and Agricultural Capability Maps

Download B.C. Soil Survey Reports

Contact Information

Please contact us if you have a question about SIFT or accessing soils data.

TEI_Mail@gov.bc.ca

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