All vessels in Canada’s waters must carry and use nautical charts and related publications from the Canadian Hydrographic Service in accordance with the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.
Services and information
Buy publications, register or buy digital or paper charting products, checklists of replaced or withdrawn charts.
Hydrographic survey results and data, horizontal control data and maritime boundary maps.
Hydrographic products, data, manufacturers, licensing agreements, royalties and intellectual property.
Arctic seabed surveys, percent of charted Arctic, collaboration and how we decide which area to chart first.
Frequently asked questions and tips on nautical charts, contact information for the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
Navigational products, services and information to ensure the safety of mariners.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Chart 1 - Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms
- Canadian Tide and Current Tables
- Chart Catalogues
- Sailing Directions
- Nautical chart dealer locations
- Canadian Hydrographic Service - Chart Index
- S57 Individual Electronic Navigation Chart Limits
- Survey Index
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