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Description:
Canadian Benchmarks will include several types of permanently fixed survey markers, monuments or other devices that are used for taking accurate measurements within Canada.

Expanded Description:
From the Canadian Spatial Reference System's online database the following benchmarks will be in this category:

Canadian Base Network (NAD83CSRS) - 154 Total Stations
Special Purpose 3-D Network (NAD83CSRS) - 3,082 Total Stations
Horizontal Control Network 2-D (NAD83) - 25,677 Total Stations
Primary Vertical Control Network (CGVD28) - 81,301 Total Stations
Canadian Gravity Standardization Net (CGSN) - 5,737 Total Stations

Other Databases

Geological Survey of Canada Coastal Monitoring (GSC) - ? Total Stations
TWL Regional Station Benchmark Database
MASCOT (BC database) has a huge number of benchmarks that overlap existing databases. This will need to be resolved before their types can be setup.
COSINE (ON) also has a large database. I have not yet even looked at this one.

Canada-US Boundary Markers - The entire border has various types of markers delineating the location of the international boundary. Some of these markers are found in the CSRS database while others are not. At the present time there is no special category for them. Perhaps there should be as they are both US and Canada based benchmarks. For more information visit the International Boundary Commission

Other types may follow.

Also, there will be a benchmark type for ones that do not fit into the pre-defined categories. If there are any important types that I have missed you can e-mail me and it may added as one of the official types.

Instructions for Posting a Canadian Benchmarks Waymark:
To post a new waymark, the current requirements are to select the correct benchmark type, give the unique designation, marker type, condition and provide as much description as possible about the site. A PHOTO of the benchmark is required unless it is physically impossible to do so. In that case a PHOTO of the general area is required that shows why you can't take a photo of the benchmark. If possible, it would be nice to include several photos of the general area to give potential finders an idea of what the area is like. Lastly, please use a unique Waymark name for your benchmark. Preferably the ID# stamped on the benchmark. If no ID# is visible then make up a name unique to that location. Note that these requirements may change over time. I have included some examples of what is available from online databases. This does not mean that anyone can add waymarks based on the information available from online databases. A site visit is normally required and your own photo to confirm the status of the site.

It is our goal to pre-populate several sub-categories with information from existing databases. (much like the US version at geocaching.com). Whether or not that will be possible remains to be determined. In the meantime this category is open for all individuals to submit new waymarks.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a log for any benchmark, a photo will be required. When visiting any site please respect any private property rights that may exist. Given the number and age of the benchmarks, they may not be all accessible or even exist at this time.
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Canadian BenchmarksMonument 154D - Grand Forks, BC

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This is one of the myriad border monuments found at border inspections at Canada - U.S. border crossings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/8/2020

last visited: never

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With its own witness post, Benchmark 79C439 is adjacent to the Crowsnest Highway outside Osoyoos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/8/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks25C425J - Midway, BC

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On the border south of Midway, BC, stands a nonstandard stainless steel border monument on the 49th parallel. In its concrete base is a Benchmark disc, 425J.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/7/2020

last visited: never

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Monument 116D will be found on the east side of the roadway leading into Canada at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/7/2020

last visited: never

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Monument 116C is to be found on the west side of the roadway leading into Canada at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2020

last visited: never

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Monument 116B is second from the west of four border monuments to be found at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2020

last visited: never

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Monument 116A is the westernmost of four to be found at the Osoyoos Canada - U.S. border crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksMonument 142 - Midway, BC

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On the border south of Midway, BC, this is a nonstandard stainless steel border monument on the 49th parallel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/6/2020

last visited: never

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St. Catharines Benchmark 8038007

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BWJM

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: 6/27/2020

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Topographical Survey of Canada R29

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BWJM

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/2/2020

last visited: 6/24/2020

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7539 - Rossland, BC

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78H7539 is one of several to be found on Park Street, on the east side of Rossland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7534 - Rossland, BC

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78H7534 is to be found in the southern, residential of Rossland, straight south of downtown Rossland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7532 - Rossland, BC

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78H7532 is to be found near the southern end of Rossland, on Park Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7531 - Rossland, BC

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78H7531 is to be found at the eastern edge of Rossland, at Park Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7526 - Rossland, BC

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78H7526 is to be found at the northern entrance to Rossland, at Kirkup Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks78H7521 - Rossland, BC

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Of all the street monumented benchmarks in Rossland, 78H7521 appears to be the only one which has lost its iron cover.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/16/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksM11KM059 - ville de Granby - Granby, Qc -Canada

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Un benchmark sur le trottoir

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 6/15/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksBenchmark 95K4270/ rue demontigny

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Benchmark on the middle of the boardwalk

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member didididoudi

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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In the town of Keremeos, on the south side of the Crowsnest Highway, between 4th and 5th streets is Memorial Park. This is where one will find Benchmark 83C112.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksBenchmark U.S. & C.B. - Grand Forks, BC

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Benchmark U.S. & C.B. accompanied one of two triangulation stations once in the vicinity, Danville East Base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksDanville East Base - Grand Forks, BC

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One of two triangulation stations once in the vicinity, Danville East Base survives, while Danville West Base was long ago destroyed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksBritish Columbia Legal Survey Marker 272 - Grand Forks, BC

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At the southwest corner of the Grand Forks airport, this Survey Marker was found completely by accident while searching for a benchmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian Benchmarks861-J - Cascade, BC

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We searched for this one three times before it revealed itself.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksBC Control Survey 88HA008 - Grand Forks, BC

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In the city of Grand Forks, 88HA008 is one of several BC Control Survey markers we've found monumented at a pump house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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Canadian BenchmarksBritish Columbia Legal Survey Marker 878 - Blue River, BC

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At the Blue River Cemetery, this marker denotes one corner of the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2020

last visited: never

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