Nautical charts and services

Nautical charts, navigational products and survey results from the Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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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 and publications

Buy nautical charts and publications, view replaced and withdrawn charts, download commemorative and sample charts.

Data products and surveys

Free 100m resolution bathymetry, learn about surveys and data, and contribute to the development of S-100 applications and software.

Copyright and licensing

Available copyright agreements, royalty rates, and authorized manufacturers for charts, data, and publications for non-navigational use.

Arctic charting

The Canadian Arctic stretches across northern Canada, from the Beaufort Sea east to Baffin Bay and southwards to 60° north latitude.

Help and information

Frequently asked questions and contact information for the Canadian Hydrographic Service.


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2019 Canadian Tide and Current Tables

2019 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

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

Undersea feature map

Explore our interactive map of the geographic wonders found below the surface of Canada’s waters.

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