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 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.


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