Nautical charts and publications

Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS)'s nautical charts and publications help ensure the safe navigation of Canada's waterways. Browse our catalogue of over 2,000 nautical charts and publications using the links below.

All vessels in Canada’s waters must carry and use nautical charts and related publications from the Canadian Hydrographic Service in accordance with the Charts and Nautical Publications Regulations, 1995. Please contact a dealer near you to purchase paper or digital charts to be used for navigation.

Services and information

Nautical charts

Purchase charts for navigational use or submit an application to acquire charts for non-navigational purposes.

Nautical publications

Nautical publications for use with charts, including tides, currents, water levels, Sailing Directions and Chart 1.

Replaced and withdrawn charts

List of replaced and withdrawn charts and their replacements.

Canada-U.S. chart coordination agreement

Agreement to eliminate overlapping coverage of digital charts.

Arctic Voyage Planning Guide

Information for vessels travelling in the Canadian Arctic.

Commemorative charts

Charts produced by the Canadian Hydrographic Service to honour events from Canadian history.

Instructional charts and sample products

The CHS offers two charts for instructional purposes for sale, as well as a sample chart in a variety of formats.

Hydrography

Navigational products, services and information to ensure the safety of mariners.

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