In the earlier years of BC's development, various Crown land survey systems were used to define raw Crown land. View a 1975 paper on the History of Crown Land Survey Systems, prepared by W.A. Taylor, a former Surveyor General of BC.
In BC's history, there were several major grants of Crown land to railway companies to facilitate settlement. View an account of the History of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Crown Land Grant, Railway Belt and Peace River Block, prepared by W.A. Taylor, a former Surveyor General of BC.
This publication provides guidelines for writing and interpretation of legal descriptions. View Crown land descriptions.
This publication outlines the land districts in the Province of British Columbia. View the land districts of British Columbia.
Published by the Canadian Council on Geomatics, this document outlines the major principles that guide the land surveying practice in Canada:
- Principles to guide the development of land surveying governance models and legal boundary frameworks.
- Principles for providing Canadians access to qualified Land Surveying professionals.
- Principles that guide the role of a Land Surveyor in Canada.