This map is based on GPS data of 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)
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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.

Other useful map options for the Great Divide Trail:


Guidebook Topo Map Set – These 1:80,0000 scale topographic maps are provided by Dustin Lynx based on the official GDTA route as of Spring 2022. 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, 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 are one of the few topographic maps available that have the GDT officially marked. They are updated regularly, 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 Lakes4th, 20171:50,000a1-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

National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps are updated regularly, full colour, two-sided, waterproof, tear-resistant, 1:100,000 scale, cost $14.95 each, and cover the GDT within the National Parks:

Map NameEditionScaleGuidebook Waypoints
Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks20221:100,000a1-a17
Banff South [Banff and Kootenay National Parks]20201:100,000c4-c29
Banff North [Banff and Yoho National Parks]20201:100,000c23-e15
Jasper South [Jasper National Park]20201:100,000e11-f1
Jasper North [Jasper National Park]20201:100,000e30-g3

The GDT Poster Map

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