This database contains summary information on 168 Canadian flood disasters that occurred between 1900 and June 1997. The database originates from the Emergency Preparedness Canada disaster database (Office of the Senior Scientific Advisor, written communication, November 1997) that was modified by Brooks et al. (2001), a hard-copy listing of the flood database is contained in the latter reference. The database is not, by any means, a complete list of flood ’events’ in Canada since the vast majority of the floods did not cause ’disasters’ *. All mentions of damage costs have not been corrected for inflation. The database also is biased towards the more densely populated areas of Canada where floods are more likely to impact humans. Despite these limitations, the database provides an indication of the significance, impact, and location of damaging floods in Canada.