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
Buy nautical charts and publications, view replaced and withdrawn charts, download commemorative and sample charts.
Free 100m resolution bathymetry, learn about surveys and data, and contribute to the development of S-100 applications and software.
Available copyright agreements, royalty rates, and authorized manufacturers for charts, data, and publications for non-navigational use.
The Canadian Arctic stretches across northern Canada, from the Beaufort Sea east to Baffin Bay and southwards to 60° north latitude.
Frequently asked questions and contact information for the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
Learn about hydrography.
What we are doing
- Canadian Hydrographic Service - Chart Index
- Canadian Hydrographic Service Non-Navigational (NONNA-100) Bathymetric Data
- Natural Resource Maps
- S57 Individual Electronic Navigation Chart Limits
- Chart 1 - Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms
- Canadian Tide and Current Tables
- Chart Catalogues
- Sailing Directions
- Automated Hydrographic Surface Vehicles
- Channel Survey and Sounding Vessels
- The Science of Hydrography
- UNCLOS and the Canadian Hydrographic Service
Canadian Tide and Current Tables
Access table, graphic and text formats for over 700 stations in Canada to navigate our waters safely.
Download Sailing Directions today
Discover free, downloadable Sailing Directions or purchase the booklet as an indispensable companion to nautical charts before sailing.
Undersea feature map
Explore our interactive map of the geographic wonders found below the surface of Canada’s waters.
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