Administrative Boundaries

Find maps that show various administrative boundaries including census and health boundaries, school districts, college regions and provincial electoral districts.

Reference Maps

Reference maps show the location of geographic areas for which data are tabulated and disseminated. The maps display the boundaries, names and codes of standard geographic areas, as well as major cultural and physical features such as roads, railways, coastlines, rivers and lakes.

Find reference maps by type of administrative boundary:

Thematic Maps

Thematic maps show the spatial distribution of one or more specific data themes. Maps may be qualitative in nature (for example, number of liquor store outlets, number of schools by school district, or number and type of regional offices) or qualitative (for example, percentage population change). Thematic maps present data such as population so that geographic patterns in the data are more easily understood across multiple regions. Thematic maps can be produced for a variety of administrative boundaries.

Translations and Data Sets

BC Stats maintains files for translating various data across administrative regions.


GIS Downloads

Shapefiles of B.C.’s administrative areas are available in the BC Data Catalogue.