Cartographic Boundary Files (CBF), 1986 Census

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


This data series contains the Cartographic Boundary Files (CBF) produced by Statistics Canada for the 1986 census. This includes the following datasets:

  • Agricultural Ecumene Census Divisions
  • Census Consolidated Subdivisions
  • Census Divisions
  • Census Metropolitan Areas & Census Agglomerations
  • Census Subdivisions
  • Census Tracts
  • Crop Reporting Districts
  • Federal Electoral Districts
  • Forward Sortation Areas
  • Population Ecumene Census Divisions
  • Provinces & Territories

The original data files are from the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), a Statistics Canada program that provides data to academic institutions in Canada. The original files have been converted from the Arcinfo Interchange E00 file format (.e00) or the MapInfo TAB file format (.tab) into a shapefile format (.shp), as part of a data migration project to enhance the spatial use of the data. The original data files, and other supporting files and documentation, are available as additional downloads from Scholars GeoPortal.

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