The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) was established by the Canadian Government in 1842 and has the distinction of being one of Canada's first science agencies. Today, the GSC is part of Natural Resources Canada's Earth Sciences sector and serves as Canada's national organization for geoscientific information and research.
The founding mission of the GSC was to map Canada's geology, with the goal of also promoting the country's mining industry. GSC members were instrumental in exploring the country and have produced some of the most comprehensive and detailed maps of the Canadian landscape. More information about the founding and history of the GSC can be found in The Canadian Encyclopedia's Geological Survey of Canada entry.
The GSC has published prolifically over the years and most items can be found at Queen's University Library by searching in the catalogue. This guide provides descriptions of each of the publication series as well as links on where to find some of the items. If you have any questions or require assistance with your research, please contact the Engineering & Science Library using the email link on the left.
First Geological Map of Canada
Created by William Logan for the Geological Survey of Canada in 1864
If you'd like to learn more about the history of the Geological Survey of Canada, check out some of these publications: