This map is based on the latest GPS data for the Great Divide Trail.
Note that trail mapping information changes occasionally and may not be 100% accurate; use at your own risk.

Map FeatureDescription
topographicTopographic lines begin to appear at 7x zoom.
main routeMain route of the GDT (red)
map menuToggle the menu to turn on other map layers:
WaypointGuidebook Waypoints (red)
alternate routeAlternate Routes (orange)
accessAccess Routes and Trailheads (yellow)
campgroundsCampgrounds, Huts and Lodges
resupplyResupply and Information Centre locations
key-trail bulletinsTrail Condition Bulletins
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KML maplinkDownload KML Google Earth file (from larger map only)

Special thanks to Ben Mayberry, Li Brannfors, Zdenek Sychrava, River Taig, Dustin Lynx, Daniel Vardamis, Dan Durston, Doug Borthwick, Dave Hockey and Brad Vaillancourt for providing mapping information.


The GDT App (updated regularly) – Download the FarOut App to access the GDT map, tracks, waypoints, and comments – $4.99 per section or the thru-hiker special of $24.99 for the entire trail. A portion of every sale of the App will go to the GDTA to maintain and improve the trail.


Official GDT Map Set from GoTrekkers available at GearTrade (2024) – These detailed 1:50,000 topographic maps are designed to be an essential companion for hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Comprehensive coverage of the entire Great Divide Trail featuring unrivaled topographic detail, contours, elevations, relief shading, clearly marked trail segments and junctions, campsites, water sources, notable landmarks and elevation profiles. Available in regular @ $15.95/map or waterproof @ $19.95/map. A portion of every sale of these maps will go to the GDTA.



Guidebook Topo Map Set (2022) – These 1:80,0000 scale topographic maps are provided by Dustin Lynx as a free download. Owing to the large scale of these maps, they are intended as a print backup to an electronic means of navigation, such as an app or GPS device. The waypoints, segments, and sections are aligned with the guidebook, Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail, 4th Edition (2022), by Dustin Lynx. The coordinates for these waypoints are listed in the guidebook starting on page 395. You can also download a full list of coordinates and waypoints as a KML file from the Google map above. Please use these maps according to your own discretion and at your own risk.


Gem Trek Hiking Maps – These topographic maps have the GDT officially marked, in full colour, relief-shaded, two-sided, waterproof, 1:50,000, 1:70,000 or 1:100,000 scale, cost $13.95 – $14.95 each, and cover a large portion of the GDT:

Map NameEditionScaleGuidebook Waypoints
Waterton Lakes5th, 20231:50,000a1-a18
Highwood & Cataract Creek3rd, 20131:50,000b27-b31
Kananaskis Lakes7th, 20191:50,000b38-c6
Banff & Mt. Assiniboine9th, 20201:100,000c3-c23
Banff Egypt Lake2nd, 20221:50,000c13-c23
Kootenay National Park6th, 20221:100,000c15-c37
Lake Louise & Yoho11th, 20221:50,000c37-d1
Bow Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing5th, 20161:70,000d4-e7
Columbia Icefield6th, 20201:75,000e11-e17
Jasper & Maligne Lake9th, 20221:100,000e21-f1

The GDT Poster Map

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