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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Discover the AGS

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

3D Geological Framework

The AGS is developing a three-dimensional (3D) geological framework of Alberta’s subsurface geology (covering 660 000 km2), including both Quaternary and bedrock geological units.




Seismicity in Alberta

Alberta is not well known for its earthquakes, but the province experienced 605 earthquakes between 1985 and 2011. We launched the Alberta Earthquake Studies Project in 2009 to locate and characterize earthquakes in Alberta.

Alberta Seismic Events Interactive Map

Alberta Geology in Minecraft

The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) has released simplified 3D versions of the Peace River Geological Model in Minecraft format. Three different Minecraft worlds provide three times the fun!


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.