Alberta Geological Survey

Building on over 95 years of history, the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) provides geological information and advice about the geology of Alberta.

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Groundwater Inventory Program

We study Alberta's groundwater to learn how much exists, its chemistry, where it interacts with water on the surface, and its importance as a resource for our province.

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Surficial Mapping Program

We study the sediments on the surface (the ground we live on) and learn what they are made of, where they are located, and how they got there.

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Earthquakes and Seismicity in Alberta

We study earthquakes and other ground movement (seismicity) learning where, why, and when they occur to support decision-making in our province.

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Alberta Geology in Minecraft

Explore the geology of Alberta in Minecraft. Check out our two new models of Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta:



The Alberta Geological Survey publishes technical reports, maps, data, models, and more.

Interactive Maps

Our Interactive Maps highlight some of the geology and earth resource data published by AGS, and enable you to download the data in spreadsheet, shapefile or KML format.

Open Data Portal

Our Open Data Portal provides access to data describing the geology of the province of Alberta by topic or location, and links to our interactive maps, reports, and featured projects.

Presentations & Posters

Over its history, AGS scientists have participated in a number of conferences and presentations on various geological topics for the province.

Table of Formations

The Alberta Table of Formations is routinely updated to reflect current scientific information.